Interview: Western-Trained Brazilian Troops Deepen Nightmare for Homeless Women of Rio

Thirty days into the army intervention in Rio and it has become clear that the situation has only worsened. Military operations are concentrated in the favelas, amplifying the use of repression against the poor, black population. So many beautiful lives are lost.

Mounted military police patrol in the Paraisopolis slum of Sao Paulo, Brazil, early Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2012. (AP Photo/Andre Penner)

RIO DE JANEIRO (Interview) -- Brazil’s federal government, led by President Michel Temer, gave the green light for a military takeover of all police duties in the state of Rio de Janeiro on February 16. His justification for the move? The restoration of law and order. Criminal gangs and violence had, in his words, “virtually taken over,” and

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Google Maybe Partnering With Brazil’s Government to Influence Public Opinion

Members of Brazil’s President Michel Temer’s administration met with Google representatives to discuss the viability of directing users’ queries to official content produced by the government.

A demonstrator carries a statue in the likeness of Brazil's president Michel Temer during a protest against Brazil's president Michel Temer at Copacabana beach in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, May 28, 2017. People gathered on Copacabana beach ahead of a concert by Brazilian musical performers calling for new presidential elections while pressure mounts on the country's leader to resign amid corruption allegations. (AP/Leo Correa)

A January 12 article on the website of O Globo, one of Brazil’s most widely read daily newspapers, alleges that Brazil's government is seeking to work with Google to customize search results for Brazilian users, based on their location and possibly other characteristics. According to the O Globo article, which did not name its sources, the

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Brazil Auctions Off Indigenous Lands, Public Utilities To Foreign Interests

Thursday’s auction was a juicy meal for the 32 corporate bidders, which included such major Western energy giants as Shell, ExxonMobil, and BP. Unprecedented in size and in the opposition it provoked, the auction fit neatly into Temer’s neoliberal agenda for Brazil.

Brazilian residents and Amazon indigenous leaders protest Brazil's president Michel Temer, outside New York's Palace Hotel while he dines with US president Donald Trump on September 18, 2017 in New York. Temer is mired in corruption scandals, and is under fire for measures that environmentalists say are an attack on the Amazon rainforest. (Bennett Raglin/AP for AVAAZ)

Indigenous and environmental activists scuffled with security guards after attempting to enter and interrupt an auction organized by the unelected President of Brazil, Michel Temer, last Thursday. Activists were particularly incensed that the auction was set to sell ancestral indigenous lands in the state of Minas Gerais to mining interests, as

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Fresh Political Crisis In Brazil After New Evidence Of Presidential Corruption Revealed

The allegations are the latest development in Operation Carwash, a sprawling corruption probe that has implicated many of Brazil’s business and political elite.

Brazil's acting President Michel Temer arrives to speak, at Planalto presidential palace in Brasilia, Brazil, Thursday, May 12, 2016.

The presidency of Brazil's Michel Temer, who replaced disgraced and impeached predecessor Dilma Rousseff last summer, lasted about one year without a major corruption scandal. That changed when Brazil's O Globo newspaper, which was instrumental in exposing the Carwash scandal which ultimately led to Rousseff's downfall and the arrest and

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Brazil’s Un-Elected President Embroiled In Largest Corruption Probe In Brazilian History

Several top allies of the unelected president, including nearly one third of his cabinet, are in the spotlight for fraud.

Brazil's acting President Michel Temer arrives to speak, at Planalto presidential palace in Brasilia, Brazil, Thursday, May 12, 2016.

A Brazilian Supreme Court judge opened investigations Tuesday into almost 100 politicians who allegedly were part of the largest corruption scheme in the country, including a number of top allies of unelected President Michel Temer. Eight ministers — which represents nearly one third of the president's cabinet — 29 senators of the 81 in the

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‘Coup Not Over’: Lula, Rousseff Lead 1000s In Brazil Rally

The former presidents attended the inauguration of a popular water diversion project.

Former Brazilian presidents Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva (L) and Dilma Rousseff wave to supporters in Monteiro, Paraiba state, Brazil, March 19, 2017. (Photo: Ricardo Stuckert/Instituto Lula)

Former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva and ousted President Dilma Rousseff attended the San Francisco River Transposition, organized Sunday by leaders of social movements, artists and intellectuals in the Brazilian city of Monteiro. "The coup is not over yet. It is underway with systematic lies like the one lived here in Monteiro, where

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