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Brazil’s Manufactured Coup: The ‘Shock Doctrine’ Returns To Latin America By
BRASILIA, Brazil — Harsh austerity. A 20-year public spending freeze. A non-elected government. A coup backed by the United States and corporate world. This is the new reality that Brazil has faced following the impeachment...
Latin America’s Eco-Activists Struggle Against Corporate Feudalism, Colonialism & Resource Scarcity By
TEMUCO, Chile — On Jan. 12, Isidro Baldenegro López traveled to his hometown for the first time in years to visit his aunt who had fallen gravely ill. As he lay down to sleep that Saturday night in Coloradas de la Virgen, a small community in the western Sierra Madre...
Brazil’s Post-Coup Government Moves To Scrap Environment Regulations By
(REPORT) — The Brazilian government is attempting to scrap two important environmental regulations which environmental and Indigenous activists say will have a disastrous effect on efforts to fight climate change and put Indigenous communities in danger. The first proposal,...
Brazilian President Michel Temer: Dilma Rousseff Impeached Because She Didn’t Support Neoliberalism By
AUSTIN, Texas — During a recent appearance at a corporate think tank, Brazilian President Michel Temer admitted that his predecessor, Dilma Rousseff, was impeached because she refused to implement a neoliberal reform plan published by Temer’s party. Rousseff was...
Venezuela Breaks Ties With Brazil As Rousseff Impeachment Takes Effect By
The suspended Brazilian president, Dilma Rousseff has been permanently removed from office by the country’s senate in an impeachment vote on Wednesday August 31, 2016. Rousseff was suspended in May 2016, after the senate voted to go ahead with the impeachment process....
Heavyweights Of Academia & Activism Condemn Brazil’s Manufactured Coup In Open Letter By
Naomi Klein, Oliver Stone, Noam Chomsky, Susan Sarandon, Arundhati Roy, and 17 other human rights activists, intellectuals, and public figures on Wednesday sent a letter to the Brazilian government condemning the impeachment of the country’s President Dilma Rousseff,...
Coca-Cola Plants In Brazil Accused Of Slave-Like Labor Conditions By
Two Coca-Cola production and distribution centers in Brazil were accused by government officials of subjecting workers to slave-like labor conditions, according to a report released by Reporter Brasil Thursday. In a seven-month long inspection carried out by the Brazilian...
Shocking Brazil Leaks Prompt Panic In Fraud-Riddled Coup Govt By
Fear that more damning leaks solidifying claims that the plan to remove suspended President Dilma Rousseff was a coup is settling in around the unelected interim President Michel Temer, prompting advisors to suggest a shift of corrupt ministers as political scandal rocks...
‘Empire Strikes Back’: Eric Draitser On Western Destabilization Of BRICS By
MINNEAPOLIS — NATO, the International Monetary Fund, and the World Bank are all touted as global organizations, in which every member is deserving of dignity, progress and support. Yet these organizations and others like them are dominated by economic and political...
Leaked Transcripts Detail How Elite Orchestrated Overthrow In Brazil By
Confirming suspicions that the ouster of Brazilian president Dilma Rousseff is, in fact, a coup designed to eradicate a wide corruption probe, Brazil’s largest newspaper on Monday published damning evidence of a “national pact” between a top government...