Coldest Weather in Decades Hits Brazil — Climate Change Is to Blame
This month, on the heels of the country’s worst drought in a century, Brazil has experienced historic cold weather. The effects on agriculture could have negative consequences across the world.
Otto ForsJuly 30, 2021
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 DiárioMay 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 FlakinOctober 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 SolerOctober 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 CozzarelliSeptember 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.
La Izquierda Diario ArgentinaJuly 7, 2020
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 BelanoJune 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 RiveraMay 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 MorrisMay 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 CozzarelliApril 8, 2020