Brazil

group of people in flood affected area

State Deputy Luciana Genro, a leading member of the Socialism and Freedom Party (PSOL), spoke to Green Left's Ben Radford about the flooding crisis in Brazil’s southernmost state of Rio Grande do Sul, the government’s response and the solidarity efforts to help those affected.

flood rescue in Porto Alegre

Storms that began on April 29 have triggered unprecedented flooding in Brazil’s southernmost state of Rio Grande do Sul, with 150,000 people displaced, 85 dead and more than 130 missing as of May 6. Israel Dutra and Roberto Robaina outline a socialist response to this climate catastrophe.

Map of flood devastation in Porto Alegre plus inset photo of Mariana Riscali

Around the world, the far right is gaining strength and seeking to impose its agenda. Green Left’s Federico Fuentes spoke with Mariana Riscali, a leader of the Socialist Left Movement tendency within Brazil’s Socialism and Liberty Party, about how Brazilian socialists are organising to confront the far-right threat.

Lula da Sliva with Gaza destruction

Amid Israel’s ongoing military assault on Gaza, Brazilian president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva declared on February 18 that Israel was carrying out “a genocide”. This drew condemnation from Israel and its far-right allies in Brazil, but also support from the left, reports Federico Fuentes.

woman wearing a face mask holding a sign

Green Left’s Federico Fuentes sat down with Mariana Riscali, a leader of the Socialist Left Movement tendency inside Brazil’s radical left Socialism and Freedom Party.

protesters leaving a building and chanting

In Brazil, Sao Paulo’s State Legislative Assembly voted to privatise its water and sanitation company on December 6, after the parliamentary session was briefly suspended while security forces cleared anti-privatisation protesters from the gallery using batons and pepper spray. Green Left's Federico Fuentes was on the scene.

Lula Ukraine

Israel Dutra, of the Brazilian Socialist Left Movement within the Socialism and Liberty Party, speaks to Federico Fuentes about Brazilian president Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva’s peace proposal for the war in Ukraine.

Lula da Silva and Alberto Fernández

The governments of Argentine President Alberto Fernández and Brazilian President Luiz Inácio “Lula” da Silva have officially rejoined the Union of South American Nations, reports Peoples Dispatch/Globetrotter News Service.

Brazil Jan 8 2023

PSOL has condemned the invasion by former far-right president Jair Bolsonaro supporters of the country’s National Congress, arguing it “represents an attempted coup”, reports Federico Fuentes.

Lula's victory rally. Photo credit: Ricardo Stuckert/@PTBrasil

The key to defending Luiz Inacio "Lula" da Silva's government and ensuring progress will be the revitalisation of the popular organisations and indigenous and labour movements, argues Dave Kellaway.

Lula Da Silva

Thousands took to the streets to celebrate as Workers’ Party candidate Luiz Inacio "Lula" da Silva defeated Jair Bolsonaro in one the most crucial elections in Brazil’s history, reports People's Dispatch.

Lula Da Silva

It is vital that the social forces in Brazil combine to secure a victory for Luiz Inacio "Lula" Da Silva in the second round of elections on October 30, and to face the challenges ahead, writes Michael Lowy.