Tuesday, December 11, 2018

Tag: Brazil

Can Russia Learn From Brazil’s Fate?

William Engdahl recently explained how Washington used the corrupt Brazilian elite, which answers to Washington, to remove the duly elected President of Brazil, Dilma Rousseff, for representing the Brazilian people rather than the interests of Washington. Unable to see through the propaganda of unproven charges, Brazilians acquiesced in the...

Washington Tries to Break BRICS – Rape of Brazil Begins

Washington's regime change machinery has for the time being succeeded in removing an important link in the alliance of large emerging nations by railroading through a Senate impeachment of the duly elected President, Dilma Rousseff. On August 31 her Vice President Michel Temer was sworn in as President. In...

The End of the G-20: Has the Group Outlived Its Purpose?

Over Labor Day weekend, the leaders of the G-20 countries gathered in Hangzhou, China, for their annual summit. Their goal this year: save the good name of globalization, which has recently taken a beating. In the wake of Brexit, the U.S. Republican presidential candidacy of Donald Trump, the rise...

Brazilian politician who led Rousseff impeachment is expelled from office

Eduardo Cunha, former speaker of the lower house, loses his seat and is barred from politics for eight years amid perjury and corruption claims. Brazil's political bloodletting claimed another high-profile victim on Monday when the lower house voted to expel its former speaker Eduardo Cunha for perjury, corruption and obstruction...

Thousands march against new government in Brazil

Crowds fill Avenida Paulista in Sao Paulo in protest against country’s new president, Michel Temer. Thousands of people on Sunday filled Sao Paulo’s Avenida Paulista, a major thoroughfare in Brazil's largest city, to protest against the newly sworn-in president Michel Temer and his administration. While the new Brazilian president had dismissed...

Venezuela’s Maduro Accuses US of Imperialist Attack Against Latin American Leftists

Recent turmoil faced by progressive governments in Brazil, Bolivia, and Venezuela point to "an imperialist attack against all," Maduro says. Venezuela's leftist president Nicolas Maduro told a crowd of supporters Saturday that the turmoil of recent months in progressive Latin American countries are the result of "an imperialist attack on...

US energy envoy: North Stream 2 could resurrect cold war divisions

The controversial North Stream 2 gas pipeline project has the potential to resurrect cold war divisions in Europe, US Energy Envoy Amos Hochstein said, before calling for greater competition with Russia’s Gazprom through increased LNG imports. Amos Hochstein is US Special Envoy for International Energy Affairs. He spoke to EurActiv...

DoD Admits US Global Hegemony Threatened By China, Russia in Persistently Disordered World

By 2035, the US could find itself in an environment where Russia or China may match or even exceed the West's military and economic might in some areas, taking advantage of a “disordered and contested world,” the Pentagon’s research unit said... Conflict and war in 2035 cannot be understood by...

Folha’s Journalistic Fraud Far Worse Than We Reported Yesterday: A Smoking Gun Emerges

On Wednesday, The Intercept published an article documenting the extraordinary journalistic fraud committed by Brazil’s largest newspaper, Folha de São Paulo, in radically distorting the views of Brazilians on the key questions of the country’s political crisis. Specifically, Folha blasted headlines to the country announcing that 50 percent of Brazilians now want the extremely...

Major New Brazil Events Expose the Fraud of Dilma’s Impeachment – and Temer’s Corruption

From the start of the campaign to impeach Brazil's democratically elected President Dilma Rousseff, the primary justification was that she used a budget trick known as pedaladas (“peddling”: illegal delay of re-payments to state banks) to mask public debt. But this week, as the Senate conducts her impeachment trial, that accusation was...

As Corruption Engulfs Brazil’s Interim President, Mask Has Fallen Off Protest Movement

Momentum for the impeachment of Brazil's democratically elected president, Dilma Rousseff, was initially driven by large, flamboyant street protests of citizens demanding her removal. Although Brazil’s dominant media endlessly glorified (and incited) these green-and-yellow-clad protests as an organic citizen movement, evidence recently emerged that protests groups were covertly funded by opposition parties. Still,...

Brazil’s Interim President Michel Temer Linked to Corruption Probe in Plea Bargain

Former head of Petrobras unit accused him of arranging campaign contributions for his party in 2012. SÃO PAULO—The fledgling administration of Brazil's acting President Michel Temer was rocked by fresh corruption allegations on Wednesday following the release of plea-bargain testimony implicating him in a sprawling graft scandal centered on the...

As Brasília’s Corruption Is Exposed, Lawmakers Try to Criminalize Dissent

Leaked secret audio recordings of Brazil’s most powerful figures have sparked a series of explosive scandals in the nation’s ongoing political crisis. Now, Brazilian lawmakers are trying to outlaw publication of such recordings. A bill, which has been idling since last year in the Câmara dos Deputados, Brazil's lower house...

BRICS Bank inks strategic cooperation deal with China Construction Bank

The New Development Bank (NDB) launched by the BRICS countries on Wednesday signed a strategic cooperation agreement with China Construction Bank, the country’s second-largest lender. “The NDB, as per its mandate, is building partnerships with major banks in its member countries. Cooperation with CCB is important for us, given the key role it...

Brazil minister ousted after secret tape reveals plot to topple President Rousseff

Planning minister Romero Jucá was recorded saying ‘We have to change the government’ as the only means to stop a sweeping corruption investigation. The credibility of Brazil's interim government was rocked on Monday when a senior minister was forced to step aside amid further revelations about the machiavellian plot to...

New Political Earthquake in Brazil: Is It Now Time for Media Outlets to Call...

Brazil today awoke to stunning news of secret, genuinely shocking conversations involving a key minister in Brazil's newly installed government, which shine a bright light on the actual motives and participants driving the impeachment of the country’s democratically elected president, Dilma Rousseff. The transcripts were published by the country’s largest newspaper, Folha...

Foreign Central Banks Jettisoning US Debt at Alarming Pace; Buying Gold

Continuing a trend that started last year, central banks around the world are dumping US debt at a record pace. Central banks sold off a net $17 billion in US Treasury bonds in March. Sales set a record in January, hitting $57 billion. China, Russia, and Brazil led the way,...

U.S. debt dump deepens in 2016

Central banks are dumping America's debt at a record pace. China, Russia and Brazil sold off U.S. Treasury bonds as they tried to soften the blow of the global economic slowdown. They each sold off at least $1 billion in U.S. Treasury bonds in March. In all, central banks sold a...

Israeli made president Brazil’s Central Bank

As the suspension of Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff and corruption allegations loom in the background, a new appointment was announced: Ilan Goldfein, who was chief economist to Brazil’s largest private bank, will become president of the country’s largest bank. Haifa-born Ilan Goldfein was appointed on Thursday to be the president...

Venezuela accuses US of plotting coup as Washington warns of imminent collapse

The two countries have had a difficult history since the election of former president Hugo Chavez. The relationship between the US and Venezuela has for many years been nothing less than toxic. In 2002, then President Hugo Chavez was briefly ousted in a coup by opponents supported by the US. Washington...

Imperial Designs? Current US Ambassador to Brazil Served in Paraguay Prior to 2012 Coup

The U.S. ambassador to Brazil previously served in Paraguay in the lead up to the 2012 coup against Lugo, who was ousted in a manner similar to Rousseff. The possible role of the United States government in the ouster of the democratically elected President Dilma Rousseff is being scrutinized after...

China, Russia call for stability in divided Brazil

Brazil's BRICS partners, China and Russia, have called for stability in Brazil after the Brazilian Senate decided to suspend President Dilma Rousseff from office for 180 days. Rousseff faces charges that she disguised the size of the budget deficit to make the economy look healthier in the runup to her 2014...

WikiLeaks Reveal Brazil’s New Coup President Is US Informant

Senate-imposed President of Brazil Michel Temer met with U.S. Embassy staff on at least two occasions to brief them on the country's politics. Whistleblower website WikiLeaks described the Senate-imposed President of Brazil Michel Temer as a “U.S. Embassy informant” in a tweet and provided two links where Temer's candid thoughts...

In Just One Day, Brazil’s Post-Coup President Sent the Country Back Decades

Michel Temer has waged an all out attack on the country's most progressive social and political achievements. All White Male Cabinet Senate-imposed president Michel Temer unveiled his cabinet Thursday and his choices are drawing criticism for failing to represent Brazil's diversity. Temer's cabinet has no women, no Black ministers, no one who...

Brazil’s Democracy to Suffer Grievous Blow as Unelectable, Corrupt Neoliberal Is Installed

In 2002, Brazil's left-of-center Workers’ Party (PT) ascended to the presidency when Lula da Silva won in a landslide over the candidate of the center-right PSDB party (throughout 2002, “markets” were indignant at the mere prospect of PT’s victory). The PT remained in power when Lula, in 2006, was re-elected in...

The Race Between U.S. And Australian LNG Just Started

Cheniere Energy reached a milestone on February 25, dispatching the first shipment of LNG from its facility at Sabine Pass, Louisiana. The LNG tanker Asia Vision departed the U.S., bound for Brazil. The fact that Petrobras would be the first to benefit from Cheniere’s operations speaks to the confused...

A Slavers’ Coup in Brazil?

Among the many groups pushing for the impeachment of Dilma Roussef, one is seldom discussed: companies that profit from slavery. Among the opponents of Brazil’s embattled president, Dilma Rousseff, who is about to be driven from office, is an interest group thought to have lost political power over a century...

Washington Launches Its Attack Against BRICS

Having removed the reformist President of Argentina, Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner, Washington is now disposing of the reformist President of Brazil, Dilma Rousseff. Washington used a federal judge to order Argentina to sacrifice its debt restructuring program in order to pay US vulture funds the full value of defaulted Argentine...

To See the Real Story in Brazil, Look at Who Is Being Installed as...

It’s not easy for outsiders to sort through all the competing claims about Brazil’s political crisis and the ongoing effort to oust its president, Dilma Rousseff, who won re-election a mere 18 months ago with 54 million votes. But the most important means for understanding the truly anti-democratic nature of...

The Collapse of the Western Fiat Monetary System may have Begun. China, Russia and...

On 19 April 2016, China was rolling out its new gold-backed yuan. Russia’s ruble has been fully supported by gold for the last couple of years. Nobody in the western media talks about it. Why would they? – A western reader may start wondering why he is constantly stressed...

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