Lula in Jail: What You Need to Know
Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva, former Brazilian President, turned himself in on Saturday to begin a 12-year jail sentence in response to a corruption conviction from July 2017.
Juan CApril 7, 2018
Thousands of Protesters Support Ousting Brazilian President
Brazilian President Temer is directly implicated in a corruption scandal and thousands take to the streets across the country. They demand that the President be ousted from office and his austerity measures stopped.
Left VoiceMay 19, 2017
A Right Wing Coup, the Failure of the PT and the Coming Storm
The Senate voted in favor of impeaching President Dilma, forcing her to step down for 180 days for further investigation. Today (May 12), Vice President Temer took up the Presidency, consolidating a right wing coup against the President. How did we get here? Did the PT dig their own grave? And most importantly, how can the left fight against the right wing and the austerity measures that are sure to come?
Tatiana CozzarelliMay 12, 2016
A Decisive Step in the Reactionary Right Wing Coup
The Brazilian Congress approved a legislative coup against President Dilma Rousseff, with speeches that proved just how right wing the impeachment process is.
Movimento Revolucionário de TrabalhadoresApril 19, 2016
Understanding Today’s Impeachment Vote
Today the Brazilian Chamber of Deputies will vote on the impeachment of President Dilma Rousseff. Learn more about this process on Left Voice.
Tatiana CozzarelliApril 17, 2016
Who’s Who in the Brazilian Crisis
Every day, there is a new development in the Brazilian political crisis, with new evidence and new moves from right wing parties, the judicial branch, the media and the Workers’ Party. Will President Dilma be impeached? By who? The daily news can be confusing, given the number of names of people and parties involved. The following is a “who’s who” in the Brazilian crisis, meant to present the main forces and interests at play.
Tatiana CozzarelliApril 11, 2016
The Case for a Constitutional Assembly
An interview with Diana Assunção, a militant of the Revolutionary Workers Movement (MRT) in Brazil, on the current political crisis and what it means for the left.
Esquerda DiárioMarch 24, 2016
The Brazilian Crisis in 10 Points
What you need to know about Brazil’s current situation.
Tre KwonMarch 20, 2016