Brazil: The FBI and Lava Jato

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Leaked documents have revealed the cosy relationship between Brazilian prosecutors and the FBI in the Lava Jato (Car Wash) investigations – including a meeting kept secret from the Dilma Rousseff administration Translated by Tom Gatehouse, as part of LAB’s ongoing partnership with Agência Pública. You can read the original article (in Portuguese) here.

“Creaction Amazónica”

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The Amazon rainforest, as the heart of the planet, radiates energy and creativity to face the collapse of the climate. The Amazon is not only air, water, biodiversity, but also synthesizes the memory of those who came before us and hope for a life in harmony with ourselves, with all human beings and with all the creation...
While the Piñera government attempts to repair the economy by rapidly moving the country out of lock-down, opinion is polarised regarding constitutional reform and the campaign to oppose constitutional change is backed by the police. This article was published by Pagina 12 on 11 September. You can read the original (in Spanish) here. It...
Ex-Colonel Inocente Orlando Montano is convicted by a criminal court in Madrid, and sentenced to 133 years in prison for his involvement in the murder of five Jesuit priests at the Central American University in San Salvador (UCA). The murders of one other Jesuit priest, the housekeeper and her daughter were not included in the charges because...
The full report of the Media Analysis conducted for the Indigenous Brazil Violated project can now be viewed or downloaded from the link below: Indigenous Brazil Violated Media Analysis ReportDownload

Bolsonaro — the new Jim Jones

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Jim Jones was an American preacher  who in 1978 led thousands of his followers to move from the USA to Guyana and then commit mass suicide by drinking cyanide-laced Kool aid. Main image: An area of illegal deforestation near Apuí, south Amazonas state, taken in August 2020. Image: Bruno Kelly/Amazônia Real.
Throughout September, UK-based Nicaragua Solidarity Campaign (NSC) will be highlighting the example of the Rural Workers’ Association (Asociación de Trabajadores del Campo, or ATC), a Nicaraguan national movement representing campesinxs.The ATC is a member organisation of La Via Campesina, a global movement of more than 200 million peasants, indigenous and Afro-descendant peoples, fisherfolk and pastoralists.To find out...
Translated for LAB by Fuschia Fowke Regardless of who is in power in Venezuela in the next few years, the government in office will have to face up to the loss of the social, political and economic control it gained from oil revenue. Hence the struggle between Maduro and Guaidó to gain control...
On 16 November 1989 six Jesuit priests, their housekeeper and her 15-year old daughter were shot dead at their home in San Salvador by army soldiers. Five of the six priests were Spanish citizens.Ex-Colonel Inocente Orlando Montano is on trial in Madrid, accused of involvement in the murder.The hearings took place before the Audiencia Nacional, a division...
Distinguished Brazilian journalist Eliane Brum writes regularly for the Spanish newspaper El PaisHer latest article is a cry of grief and rage at what President Bolsonaro and his followers have done to their country.'Independence or Death' was the slogan of Brazil's independence. Today independence is gone, leaving just death.This summary of Brum's article was made and translated...

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