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The Mafia that Governs Brazil

I recently read a Facebook post from a person who rightfully pointed out that Brazil is far from being a democracy. In fact, the user clarified that the country has never been a democracy, at least not in the last 40 years. He begins his post with the following thought: “Today it is difficult to disassociate ourselves from politics. I’ve found out about the size of the irony that ...Read full article...

Towards a “Latin American Spring”?

Anxiety is growing in Latin America – the United States and the United Kingdom are preparing a “Spring” for them on the model of the “Arab Springs”. Of course, this time, it will not be a case of spreading war and dividing the populations along religious lines – Latino citizens are practically all Christians – but by using elements of their local identities. The objective will, however, be the ...Read full article...

Venezuelan Army Maintains Maduro in Power

Maduro enjoys a weak 30% of popular support as Chavistas disagree on what to do with the ongoing popular uprising. For some sectors of the Venezuelan opposition it is a prophetic act. Dissidents want to believe that Nicolas Maduro is close to political surrender. They maintain that, as social anger grows in the streets, Maduro will have no choice but to end the repression and accept the call for ...Read full article...

Life in Venezuela is a Daily Battle

One thing is true about Venezuela: Life is not easy and society is sharply divided. This reality is easy to see everyday as those who support the current regime go to the streets in large numbers to show support for the current administration, while opponents, strongly funded by foreign actors also protest the precarious state of affairs. People never go to the streets the way they go in Venezuela, ...Read full article...

Latin American Politicians Rotten to the Core

One single company, the Brazilian construction giant, Odebrecht, managed to pay off politicians and their aides to obtain exclusivity in bidding processes in Brazil, Colombia and Peru. Corruption knows no boundaries, skin color, ideology, ethnicity or political preference. Today, this reality is clearer in Latin America than anywhere else. A few days ago, Peruvian prosecutors requested the detention of former president Alejandro Toledo, who according to investigators received $20 million ...Read full article...

Venezuelan Parliament approves removal of Maduro from Presidency

The Venezuelan National Assembly declared Monday the “abandonment of office” by the Venezuelan president, Nicolás Maduro, despite the order against such a vote by the Supreme Court. The parliamentary House demanded an electoral exit to the crisis so that “the people express their will through the vote”. “The only way to solve the serious problems that afflict the country is to return power to the people of Venezuela and, ...Read full article...

Odebrecht and Braskem pay $ 3.5 Billion in Lava Jato Corruption Case

Investigators found a system of “professional” corruption in the Brazilian construction company. The company had a bribe management department. Construction company Odebrecht and its petrochemical arm Braskem testified before a US court last Wednesday that they are guilty of paying bribes in exchange for contract benefits. This corruption was discovered in Operation Lava Jato, the operative group of the Brazilian Prosecutor’s Office that has been investigating corruption for more ...Read full article...

Greek-style Austerity Coming to Brazil

Whatever remained of Greece’s economy after the crisis evaporated as the country adopted IMF and Troika austerity polices which today, the very same IMF admits were a mistake. The only goal that austerity measures were able to accomplish in Greece was the complete transfer of the country’s resources and treasures to the Elite that ran away with them for pennies on the dollar. The same scenario is presented now ...Read full article...

Trump wants a better Deal for Cubans

Donald Trump has resorted to the language that he knows best: business. The American President-elect launched a warning to the Cuban regime regarding the conditions in which the Cuban people live up until today. If the Castro government it does not improve the conditions of the “agreement” between Washington and Havana as soon as he is sworn into power, such inaction may end up damaging the normalization of relations ...Read full article...

Anti-Coup Rage in Brazil after Dilma Rousseff is Impeached

Dilma Rousseff will keep a small army of servants despite having been sacked from office by a vote of 61 – 20. America’s rage for global dominance puts democracy where still existing at risk. US imperial policy wants tyranny replacing it everywhere – institutionalized at home, spreading increasingly abroad, Brazil the latest domino to fall. Telesur reported anti-coup protests in dozens of Brazilian cities. Fascists in charge unleashed police ...Read full article...

Is it the end of the Worker’s Party in Brazil?

A political party -like the Worker’s party- that does not even try to save its own leader is a dead political party. In the speech with which she tried to avoid impeachment in the Brazilian Senate, Dilma Rousseff pleased her supporters but showed no strength to change their fate. 81 senators are expected to Impeach the President, who can not stand for election in eight years. His vice-president, Michel ...Read full article...

Rousseff defends herself before the Brazilian Senate

Monday, Dilma Rousseff will cross the blue room at the Brazilian Federal Senate. There, she will face her 81 judges; 81 senators. It will be the first time in more than 270 days of the impeachment process that the president, who has been away for all this time, will defend herself personally of the charges and, at the same time, try to convince the senators who are still undecided ...Read full article...

Nicolas Maduro threatens opposition with a Purge worse than in Turkey

The president of Venezuela, Nicolas Maduro, has vowed that if the Venezuelan opposition dares cross “the limits of a coup”, the power of the State will launch a counteroffensive organized that will make the Turkish purge launched by President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, like a “walk in the park”. “You saw what happened in Turkey? Erdorgan’s purge is going to look like walk in the park, compared to the Bolivarian ...Read full article...

Dilma Rousseff’s Empty Promises before Judgement Day

The current impeachment process on the Brazilian president, Dilma Rousseff is bogus. The reason for this is that the crimes that she is being accused of committing are peanuts in comparison with other, more serious issues that her government did not address over her two terms. Now, when she is just days away from being impeached by the Brazilian Senate, she has come out to promise early elections, should ...Read full article...

Dilma Rousseff will face Impeachment in Congress

With many of the world’s eyes set on the Olympic Games in Rio, Dilma Rousseff began the morning of Wednesday on a melancholic countdown to leave her position for which she was reelected in 2014. This morning, the Brazilian Senate accepted the complaint against her for serious tax offenses and officially charged Rousseff for the commission of those offenses. The Senate approved the report that recommends replacing the president ...Read full article...
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