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Kleber Mendonça Filho Jul 20
Yes, my friends, all manner of heavy shit.
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Michael Fox Jul 20
Pres Bolsonaro threatens to eliminate Brazil's National Film Agency (Ancine), if he can't impose a filter on Brazilian audiovisual productions. His opponents are calling him out for looking to impose
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Brasil Wire Jan 24
Replying to @guardian @ASCOA
The are now regularly quoting personnel from , an organisation created to interfere in Latin American politics, which was directly involved in Coups such as Brazil's in 1964 and Chile's in 1973 and now supports Venezuela regime change.
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Brasil Wire Jul 12
Brazil under Lula and Dilma disrupted US plans for South America, admits former ambassador Tom Shannon Jr.
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Brasil Wire Jul 15
Replying to @BrasilWire
“... there is the fear of an extreme right-wing axis being formed with sectors of the US government.” Celso Amorim on Eduardo Bolsonaro’s indication as ambassador by his father.
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Brasil Wire Jul 19
The Bolsonaro government has frozen funding for self-managed social housing construction, destroyed the Ministry of Cities, and is treating housing movements as terrorist organisations.
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Brasil Wire Dec 8
"In June, Dilma Rousseff gave a 2 hour interview to the Guardian in which she described how Lula’s prosecution was “phase 2” of the Coup which removed her, and that it would open the door for Neofascist Jair Bolsonaro. The Guardian did not publish it."
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Brasil Wire Jun 8
We have covered United States interference in Brazil's politics via the manipulation of its judiciary since 2014. We welcome those now discovering this story to explore our work on the subject.
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Brasil Wire Jul 19
The Bolsonaro government has frozen funding for self-managed social housing construction, destroyed the Ministry of Cities, and is treating housing movements as terrorist organisations.
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Brasil Wire Jul 12
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"The US believed that Brazil was moving towards the construction of a cohesive international bloc of progressive and left orientation. This would be an obstacle to the resuscitation of the Free Trade Area of ​​the Americas, or FTAA."
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Brasil Wire Jul 16
"Caligula once appointed his horse Incitatus to the head of the Roman Senate. Jair Bolsonaro’s nomination of his son as Brazilian Ambassador to the United States has the potential to cause more damage." By Marcelo Zero.
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Michael Fox Jul 19
More than half the tweets w/ the then trending hashtag (), in support of pres Bolsonaro's decision to name his son Eduardo as Brazilian Ambassador to the US, came from only 10 accounts.
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Brasil Wire Jul 18
Our book ‘Year of lead: Washington, Wall Street and the new imperialism in Brazil’ has the historical backstory to the leaks, and the so far overlooked geopolitical and economic dimensions of discredited Operation Lava Jato.
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Michael Fox Jul 18
Latest leaks show that ex-judge Sergio Moro interfered w/ plea bargain negotiations. According to & , he "crossed the line imposed by legislation to maintain judges at a distance from conversations w/ collaborators."
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Kleber Mendonça Filho Jul 18
The day after 4 🇧🇷 films are selected for Locarno, in a remarkable year for Brazilian cinema w/ strong selections In Sundance, Rotterdam, Berlin and Cannes, Bolsonaro announces plans to shut down the Brazilian film agency because he's not happy with the films it has been funding.
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Brasil Wire Jul 18
Our book ‘Year of lead: Washington, Wall Street and the new imperialism in Brazil’ has the historical backstory to the leaks, and the so far overlooked geopolitical and economic dimensions of discredited Operation Lava Jato.
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Brasil Wire Jul 18
Senior Lat Am Editor at thinks that exposure of Lava Jato as an inherently corrupt, political weapon, which enabled a coup d'état and neofascist takeover of Brazil, is bad, because "the left needs to self criticize".
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Brasil Wire Jul 18
Replying to @TheEconomist
Leader , September 15th 1973. "The temporary death of democracy in Chile will be regrettable, but the blame lies clearly with Dr Allende and those of his followers who persistently overrode the constitution."
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Brasil Wire Jul 18
Replying to @TheEconomist
This is which was so disappointed at its preferred candidate Aécio Neves losing 2014 election to Dilma Rousseff, that it asked "What if GDP voted, not people?" i.e. "What if Brazil's poor didn't vote?". It went on to support her impeachment.
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Brasil Wire Jul 18
Replying to @TheEconomist
The left needing to "self criticize" was a prevalent narrative before the leaks began. Now that every accusation against Lava Jato by its political victims is being systematically proven, only a magazine like would persist with it.
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