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Lula, justice and the case of the Beachfront Apartment

By Mariana T Noviello Photo: (Facebook Guilherme Boulos) MTST member on the rooftop of the beachfront apartment attributed to Lula On 16th April, approximately 50 members of the MTST – The Homeless Workers’ Movement – decided to occupy the three-floor apartment attributed to Lula. “It was the first time that the MTST occupied a property […]

21 de Abril de 2018 : 07h15

Miscarriage of Justice: Ex-President Lula’s Imprisonment in Brazil

The persecution and prosecution of former president Lula da Silva is a transparent attempt to remove Brazil’s most popular candidate from the presidential race because he is also the one most disliked by the country’s elite, says CEPR’s Mark Weisbrot Visit http://therealnews.com for more stories and help support our work by donating at http://therealnews.com/donate.

13 de Abril de 2018 : 14h01

Brazil: the Great Jump Backwards

One year after the impeachment of Dilma Rousseff, Brazil is in crisis. In this documentary, ARTE picks apart the current situation and asks: is Brazil’s democracy under threat? Directors: Frédérique Zingaro, Mathilde Bonnassieux

12 de Abril de 2018 : 17h44

A president in prison won’t solve the crisis in Brazil

On AlJazeera (Photo: Former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, with former President Dilma Rousseff, at the headquarters of the Metalworkers’ Union on) Why Lula’s conviction, like previous attempts to control the political crisis in Brazil, is unlikely to work. by Rodrigo Nunes 5 hours ago The Portuguese word “golpe” has a polysemy that is […]

12 de Abril de 2018 : 16h38

Lula’s historic speech before his illegal imprisonment

(After finishing his speech, Lula was carried shoulder high by the people. Photo: Francisco Proner). *** LULA’S HISTORIC SPEECH IN SÃO BERNARDO Transcription in Portuguese by Brasil de Fato | São Paulo (SP), 7 April 2018 at 14:50 Translated by Eoin O’Neill “In 1979, this trade union went on one of the most extraordinary strikes. […]

10 de Abril de 2018 : 12h24

Support for Lula is not just Populism

To support Lula is also to support Brazilian Democracy When thinking about Lula it is to separate two facts that the foreign media has either not understood or has deliberately decided not to explain to their non-Brazilian readers. Lula’s support is not just part of a ‘Populist trend’. There are two fundamental and distinct reasons […]

07 de Abril de 2018 : 13h51

Exclusive! Lula on Democracy Now

Democracy Now! is an hour-long American TV, radio and internet news program hosted by journalists Amy Goodman and Juan González.[1] The show, which airs live each weekday at 08:00 ET, is broadcast on the internet and by over 1,400 radio and television stations worldwide. *** Exclusive: Brazilian Presidential Candidate Lula on Facing Jail as He […]

19 de Março de 2018 : 17h45

Trump amplia terrorismo financeiro contra Venezuela

(Foto: AP Photo / Manuel Balce Ceneta) O presidente dos EUA, Donald Trump, assinou, agora há pouco, mais sanções financeiras contra a Venezuela, tentando cortar qualquer possibilidade do país, após conseguir se estabilizar politicamente, iniciar um processo de recuperação econômica. O governo brasileiro, covarde e submisso aos interesses norte-americanos, está prevaricando ao não tomar posição […]

19 de Março de 2018 : 17h04

Protest against Sergio Moro in New York

On Defend Democracy in Brazil’s page March 2, 2018 Dear Americas Society/Council Of Americas Conference Participant, The Committee Defend Democracy in Brazil, which in 2017 first exposed* in the United States Judge Sérgio Moro’s fallacy with the Car Wash (“Lava Jato”) Operation, will now further expose the immoralities and illegalities of the same Judge Sérgio […]

02 de Março de 2018 : 13h09

Brazil Wire: Is the US using Odebrecht as a Trojan Horse?

On Brazil Wire Is the US using Odebrecht as a Trojan Horse? Radio WNUR interviews Brian Mier about the Lawfare attacks on Latin America On February 17, 2018, Brasil Wire editor Brian Mier was interviewed on Chicago radio station WNUR’s This is Hell Program. The following is a transcript, edited for readability. Chuck Mertz: The […]

24 de Fevereiro de 2018 : 16h08

And the political execration of Lula via the judiciary goes on…

Photo: Geoffrey Robertson, Lula’s Lawyer at the UN Human Rights Commission By Mariana T Noviello The conviction of Brazil’s former President Lula da Silva was upheld by the appeal court in Porto Alegre. Jurists flag further legal inconsistencies. All the three appeal judges of the 4th Regional Federal Court of Porto Alegre (TRF4) upheld the […]

02 de Fevereiro de 2018 : 16h28

Eletrobras paid R$ 400 million to American lobbyist linked to the Wilson Center

On Slatingnews.com (original in Portuguese) This photo is one of my favorites. From left to right: Paulo Sotero, director of the Brazil Institute and commentator for Globonews and CBN, Anthony Harrington, president of the Brazil Institute, president of the Board of Directors of Albright Stonebridge and ex-senior partner at the Hogan Lovells law firm,Jane Harman, president of […]

30 de Janeiro de 2018 : 14h21

Elections without Lula is Fraud!

In the UK, Brazilians are organising themselves to show solidarity to President Lula. On the 13th January, the London International Committee for Solidarity with Lula will be launched and there will be an Act of Solidarity on 24th of January, date in which Former President Lula will have his appeal heard in Porto Alegre. The […]

10 de Janeiro de 2018 : 15h37

Al Jazeera denuncia: Globo manipula agenda política brasileira

Assista ao vídeo abaixo, publicado há pouco na Al Jazeera. Assim que alguém souber de uma versão legendada, favor deixar o link nos comentários.

09 de setembro de 2017 : 18h25

Be careful of what you hear about Brazil

(BRASILIA/DF, TEMER RODA VIVA NACIONAL 11/11/2016. President MICHEL TEMER during an interview for mainstream press. Photo: Beto Barata/PR) Please, be careful of what you hear about Brazil. What’s happening here is very different from what you may be reading in recent years. I’m not telling you I own the truth and that everything you’ve read […]

09 de agosto de 2017 : 23h09

Audio: Brazil Ex-Pres Lula’s Attorney Exposes Truth Behind Legal Persecution

On Sputnik Brazil Ex-Pres Lula’s Attorney Exposes Truth Behind Legal Persecution By Brian Becker On today’s episode of Loud & Clear, Brian Becker is joined by Valeska Teixeira Martins, a lawyer for former President of Brazil, Lula da Silva. Listen here or here! 00:00 / 57:36

18 de julho de 2017 : 18h00

The Saga continues, Chapter xxx*: Lula’s Conviction

Photo: Triplex attributed to Lula in Guarujá (top apartment on the left of middle building) Folha de São Paulo. It seems that Globo, Brazil’s largest media conglomerate, invented a new form of reality TV. Instead of bringing real people to live within a confined environment like caged animals in programmes such as Big Brother, it […]

16 de julho de 2017 : 13h13

The judicial abduction of Eduardo Guimarães raises the ghost of dictatorship

(Eduardo Guimarães is in the center. The young man at left is his lawyer) By Miguel do Rosário, editor do Cafezinho On the morning of Tuesday, 21st March, I woke up early, had a coffee and turned on my computer to catch up with the latest news in social media. It's how I usually start […]

28 de Março de 2017 : 11h45

What will remain of Brazil after the Car Wash investigations?

[Para ler a versão em português deste texto, clique aqui] (Photo: Sergio Moro, Car Wash’s judge, receiving an Award from Globo, Brazilian largest media corporation) Dear Readers, the Cafezinho blog is launching today a monthly political bulletin in English. In this first edition we conduct a political analysis of what is happening in Brazil. We […]

15 de Fevereiro de 2017 : 08h51

In the Brazil of the Coup, whose death matters?

Photo: Prison in Rio Grande do Norte where 26 people died Exclusive for Cafezinho by Marianna T Noviello Only a fortnight into the new year and rebellions in Brazilian prisons have left 134 people dead. The timeline of media events moves too fast, going from disaster to disaster, scandal to scandal vying for our attention. […]

17 de Janeiro de 2017 : 14h35