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Thousands in Brazil Take the Streets Against Bolsonaro

A day of marches against Bolsonaro, led primarily by youth, was held in various cities throughout Brazil on Saturday.

Esquerda Diário

May 30, 2021

The Bolivian Elections Were a Setback for Trump, Bolsonaro, and Elon Musk

One year ago, president Evo Morales of Bolivia was toppled by a right-wing coup. But on Sunday, his party won an absolute majority in national elections. The right-wing offensive in Latin America is reaching its limits.

Nathaniel Flakin

October 20, 2020

One Child Shot per Hour in Brazil: “Children’s Rights” under Bolsonaro

Since the beginning of the year, 20 children have been shot in the metropolitan region of Rio de Janeiro — and one every hour in the entire country, according to the website Fogo Cruzado. Meanwhile, as many as 26 million are in extreme poverty throughout Brazil.

Salvador Soler

October 16, 2020

The West Coast Is Not Alone: Mass Fires Rage in Brazil

As a result of the policies of the Bolsonaro government and the influence of agribusiness in Brazil, mass fires are raging in the Brazilian Pantanal.

Tatiana Cozzarelli

September 17, 2020

Bolsonaro Has the Coronavirus

Bolosonaro is trying to reopen Brazil and vetoed a law that would make the use of masks obligatory. However, at an in-person press conference on Tuesday, he announced that he has the coronavirus.

Bolsonaro’s Coronavirus Response is a Campaign of Terror Against Black and Indigenous People

Brazil is a new epicenter in the worldwide coronavirus pandemic. The death toll has doubled in only the last two weeks, reaching more than 30,000. Not coincidentally, the country is led by the world’s foremost coronavirus denier: Jair Bolsonaro.

Robert Belano

June 3, 2020

Latin America, New Epicenter of the Pandemic: Coronavirus and Imperialism Lead the Region to Disaster

The WHO warns that Latin America has become the new epicenter of the pandemic. Together with the coronavirus, the region’s inequalities and imperialist oppression will have fatal consequences.

Ana Rivera

May 29, 2020

“Bolsonaro Prefers to Invest in Mass Graves for Black People Rather than in Healthcare”: An Interview with a Brazilian Socialist

Brazilian socialist Leticia Parks, of the Movement of Revolutionary Workers speaks about the state of the pandemic in Brazil, a growing hotspot for the virus. She also speaks about the ultra-right wing Bolsonaro government and violence against Black Brazilians.

Luigi Morris

May 26, 2020

The Virus and the Crises of the Brazilian Regime

Of all the world’s countries, perhaps Brazil most explosively combines the coronavirus pandemic with a political crisis. The leadership of the Armed Forces is increasing its clout within the government and as a major element of the regime. Rather than removing President Jair Bolsonaro, the military holds on to its moderating power by limiting his role in the midst of the crisis, bringing him into line with the governors, the Congress, and the Supreme Court in a kind of institutional-military Bonapartism.

Tatiana Cozzarelli

April 8, 2020