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Worker’s Party (PT), Brazil

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 C

April 7, 2018

What is Behind the Brazilian Crisis?

A federal court in Brazil sentenced former President Lula to 12 years in federal prison on January 24, on the grounds of soliciting bribes and attempting to rig this year’s presidential elections. How did this happen to one of the country's most popular politicians?

Victor Mariutti

February 6, 2018

Brazil’s Crisis and (Another) General Strike

Brazil will have its second general strike of the year on Friday, as the Temer government's future remains uncertain. What is the context for this historic strike?

Victor Mariutti

June 29, 2017

Repression and Resistance in Brasilia: Yesterday’s Massive Protest in 20 Images

Yesterday 150,000 people took to the streets of Brasilia to protest the corrupt President and austerity measures. At least 49 people were injured in the huge police and military repression.

Left Voice

May 25, 2017

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 Voice

May 19, 2017

Towards a General Strike? Massive Brazilian Work Stoppages on March 15

On the afternoon on March 15th, all major Brazilian cities were shaken by major protests against proposed cuts to retirement benefits and a loosening of labor regulations. The day began with workers from various sectors, namely transit workers and teachers, uniting in a massive work stoppage around the country.

Victor Mariutti

March 17, 2017

Brazil After the Coup: Austerity, Attacks and Scandals

After the right-wing coup, the government has intensified attacks against the working class. Scandals and plummeting popularity has not stopped these attacks from coming. What can be done to resist and defeat the Temer government? The following interview with Leandro Lanfredi, Editor of Esquerda Diario, the largest left publication in Brazil, will begin to answer these questions.

Leandro Lanfredi

January 27, 2017

Books and Barricades: The Revolt in Brazilian Schools

More than 1,000 high schools and universities are currently being occupied by Brazilian students. Why are they occupying and what can this tell us about the current political situation in Brazil?

Tatiana Cozzarelli

November 3, 2016

Behind the Olympics: Crisis, Corruption and a Coup

Left Voice speaks with Carol Cacau, currently running for Rio de Janeiro City Council as a representative of the socialist Revolutionary Workers’ Movement (MRT). She describes the current situation in Rio, in the midst of the Olympic Games.

Tatiana Cozzarelli

August 10, 2016