Broken Environmental Pledges in Brazil
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Broken Environmental Pledges in Brazil

It remains to be seen whether the international community can curb Brazil’s neoliberal profit upon environmental exploitation. The U.S.-Brazil deal, touted by U.S. President Joe Biden as a possibility to induce Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro to tackle deforestation has not materialised. Environmental activists and indigenous leaders had expressed themselves against the financial arrangement which would…

The Fascist ‘Big Lies’ – Deceptive Names Are Back
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The Fascist ‘Big Lies’ – Deceptive Names Are Back

We should remain vigilant against the far-right, which continues to misappropriate the historical and traditional names of the parties of labor, the popular masses, equality, and progressivism, Wayne Madsen writes. From 1920 to 1945, the formal name of the German Nazi Party was the National Socialist German Workers’ Party, abbreviated NSDAP in German. Despite its…

Coronavirus Criminality: Bolsonaro and the International Criminal Court
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Coronavirus Criminality: Bolsonaro and the International Criminal Court

This could be the stuff of fiction. But then again, many legal principles began, at some point or rather, in the sludge of speculation before hardening into legal briefs and prosecutorial documents. Holding heads of state to account for crimes against their people remains a perennial project with a patchy record. This is particularly the…

Brazil Exclusive: the Money Laundering Scandal From Hell No One Wants to Talk About
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Brazil Exclusive: the Money Laundering Scandal From Hell No One Wants to Talk About

Two decades after the fact, a political earthquake that should be rocking Brazil apart is being met with thunderous silence. What is now described as the Banestado leaks and the CC5gate is straight out of vintage WikiLeaks: a list, published for the first time in full, naming names and detailing what is one of the biggest corruption and money…

Brazil Is About to Become An “Unofficial” NATO Member
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Brazil Is About to Become An “Unofficial” NATO Member

The Brazilian government on Friday made an announcement on its so-called Defense legal base, a set of documents comprised of the National Defense Policy, National Defense Strategy and White Paper on National Defense. Every four years Brazil’s Congress must approve the three documents. These documents contain the guidelines for the Defense of Brazil and due to…

Bolsonaro Will Politicize His “Alleged” Coronavirus Infection to Regain Lost Popularity
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Bolsonaro Will Politicize His “Alleged” Coronavirus Infection to Regain Lost Popularity

It is only natural for many people to think Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro testing positive for COVID-19 is a karma for his insistence on minimizing the risks of the disease and a near non-existent management of the pandemic that has led to the death of more than 67,000 Brazilians. But from the perspective of political manoeuvring…