Tuesday, October 23, 2018

Bolsonaro’s dirty tricks

An avalanche of millions of anti-PT messages, most of them slanderous lies or fake news, has inundated the screens of Brazilian WhatsApp users in...

Are Brazilians sleepwalking into disaster?

São Paulo,12 October. Are we heading for a repeat of the fiasco which followed previous elections of so-called salvadores da pátria - messianic figures...

Brazil: as the dust settles, the picture is grim

On Sunday night we watched in horror as Bolsonaro’s percentage of the vote crept up to 47%, 48%...it seemed clear that he would win...

Bolsonaro’s Black Box

P oll after poll this week has shown support for the ex-army captain, Jair Bolsonaro, is growing, while the number backing Fernando Haddad, from...

Brazil: Bolsonaro is “the backwardness no country deserves”

He is the backwardness no country deserves to have. And we are the women who will not let him win Women in Brazil have become...

Brazil’s elections: right or left?

With just a few days to go elections on 7 October, polls indicate a run off in the second round between the small PSL’s...

Chevron, Ecuador and the extractor’s curse – 3

3. When in doubt, sue the lawyer On July 10 2018, two courts, over 2,800 miles apart, came to diametrically opposite conclusions about one of...

Chevron, Ecuador and the extractor’s curse – 2

2. The Ecuadorian government: friend or foe? On July 10 2018, two courts, over 2,800 miles apart, came to diametrically opposite conclusions about one of...

Chevron, Ecuador and the extractor’s curse – 1

1. Lago Agrio – Ecuador’s Chernobyl On July 10 2018, two courts, over 2,800 miles apart, came to diametrically opposite conclusions about one of the...

Brazil’s indigenous cultures: fragile or flexible?

Film: Ex-Pajé (Ex-shaman) (80 minutes) Directed by Luiz Bolognesi, 2018 With Perpera Suruí, Kabena Cinta Larga, Ubiratan Suruí and Agamenon Suruí… as themselves. Films about Indians deep...

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