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No Blank Check for Enemies of the Environment in Brazil

Civil society organizations in Brazil sent an open letter to the United States government asking it not to support the destructive environmental policies of Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro.

Fabiana Alves ·


'Humanitarian Catastrophe': Doctors Without Borders Slams Brazil's Covid-19 Response

"The lack of political will to adequately respond to the pandemic is killing Brazilians in their thousands," the international medical charity said.

Brett Wilkins, staff writer ·


Bolsonaro a 'Threat to the Planet,' Says Lula as Brazil's Daily Covid Death Toll Hits All-Time High

"Unfortunately, our country is today considered a global threat, due to the uncontrolled circulation of the virus and the emergence of new mutations."

Jake Johnson, staff writer ·


'Threat to Democracy': Brazil's Bolsonaro Faces Growing Calls to Resign

"We have a president who is trying to pressure the armed forces into serving his coup-mongering, authoritarian delusions," said one elder statesman as lawmakers pursue impeachment. 

Brett Wilkins, staff writer ·


'Major Political Crisis' in Brazil as Military Chiefs Quit Amid Bolsonaro Purge of Top Ministers

A leading opposition figure said the country "can't overcome" Covid-19 with Bolsonaro, because "he is the crisis incarnate."

Brett Wilkins, staff writer ·


Brazil's Lula Urges Biden to Call Emergency G20 Summit to Promote Global Vaccine Equity

The former Brazilian president suggested that the U.S. vaccine surplus "could be donated to Brazil, or other countries even poorer than Brazil that cannot afford to buy the vaccine."

Kenny Stancil, staff writer ·


Dismay Over the Freeing of Lula Da Silva Illustrates the Opposition of the Business Press to Human Rights and the Rule of Law

Financial media were all too happy to see a far-right authoritarian gain power, as long as he implemented pro-rich policies. 

Alan MacLeod ·


Lula Is Back

With his corruption convictions quashed, the former premier is no longer yesterday's man. He could even be set for another run as president.

Manuella Libardi ·


Resurrected Politically, Lula Goes After Bolsonaro's 'Moronic' Handling of Covid-19 Pandemic

"This country is disorganized and falling apart because it has no government," said the former Brazilian president.

Kenny Stancil, staff writer ·


Ruling Restores Right of Former Brazilian President Lula da Silva to Challenge Bolsonaro in 2022

"The election starts today," said one prominent political reporter. "It's virtually impossible Lula won't be a candidate.

Brett Wilkins, staff writer ·