Brazil

Protest

Thousands of people took the streets across Brazil on August 11 in defence of democracy, amid fears that far-right President Jair Bolsonaro may attempt a coup if he fails to be reelected in October, reports Ana Zorita.

Socialism and Freedom Party general secretary Israel Dutra outlines the increasingly dangerous political situation leading up to the October 2 national elections and how the left is fighting back.

Coup D'Etat Factory film poster

A new documentary by Brazilian duo Victor Fraga and Valnei Nunes dissects the role of media in creating the conditions to dismantle democracy and pave the way for the rise of Jair Bolsonaro. Liván García-Duquesne reviews.

After a series of setbacks in 2015-19 suggested to many observers that the era of leftist governance in Latin America was over, the picture today is very different. A recent Alborada forum looked at what lies behind the Latin American left’s resurgence.

Green Left speaks to Socialism and Freedom Party (PSOL) leader Roberto Robaina about Jair Bolsonaro’s extreme right project, the upcoming elections and how Brazil might fit into the new wave of left governments in the region.

Brazil’s Supreme Court reserved its judgment on a historic case winding back Indigenous land rights, known as marco temporal (timeframe), on September 15, reports Davi Bertges.

A slew of anti-Indigenous legislation, escalating violence and the COVID-19 pandemic threaten the existence of Brazil’s original people, reports Nick Estes.

Indigenous peoples are mobilising in huge numbers against a proposal to open up their lands to mining and agribusiness, reports Felipe Goldman Irony.

Despite rain, about 750,000 protesters took to the streets of Brazil to demand “vaccine in the arm, food on the plate and get out Bolsonaro”, write Brasil de Fato.

More than 420,000 people across 213 Brazilian cities participated in the protests against President Jair Bolsonaro on May 29, reports People's Dispatch.

The leaders of nine opposition parties have joined forces to demand Brazilian president Jair Bolsonaro’s impeachment, reports Yanis Iqbal.

Sergio Lirio speaks to Pablo Stefanoni about the recent resignations of key members of Brazil's military elite, and the growing discontent at Jair Bolsonaro's disastrous administration.