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No food, no water, no sleep: is Brazil torturing student protesters?

The Conversation Global | Posted 12.06.2016 | College
The Conversation Global

Students in Paraná state began occupying school buildings to protest education reforms in October 2016. Ingrid Matuoka/Wikimedia Renato Francisco do...

As Brazil Mourns The Chapecoense Plane Crash, Its Congress Guts Anti-Corruption Laws

The Huffington Post | Travis Waldron | Posted 12.02.2016 | World

The lead prosecutor of a high-profile corruption case in Brazil is accusing the government of using the tragedy of a recent plane crash to sneakily pa...

Temer and Trump

Christopher Brauchli | Posted 12.02.2016 | Politics
Christopher Brauchli

Politicians [are] a set of men who have interests aside from the interests of the people. . . . Abraham Lincoln, 1837 Speech in Illinois Legislature ...

Is Human Rights Watch Too Closely Aligned With U.S. Foreign Policy?

Mark Weisbrot | Posted 09.23.2016 | World
Mark Weisbrot

Human-rights organizations are supposed to defend universal principles such as the rule of law and freedom from state repression. But when they are based in the United States and become close to the US government, they often find themselves aligned with US foreign policy.

Rio Paralympics Crowd Boos Brazil's President At Opening Ceremony

Reuters | Rebecca Falconer | Posted 09.08.2016 | World

BRASILIA (Reuters) - Protesters jeered Brazil’s new President Michel Temer on Wednesday as he participated in the county’s Independence Day parade...

Dilma Rousseff Is Gone, But Brazil's Crisis Continues

Raphael Tsavkko Garcia | Posted 09.07.2016 | World
Raphael Tsavkko Garcia

Dilma's supporters are intent on saying that once Temer takes office, Brazil will enter a dreadful and dark period. They are pretending that Brazil's problems haven't already started, and that the PT has done nothing wrong.

Brazil Now Has A President No One Voted For

Huffington Post | Nick Robins-Early | Posted 09.01.2016 | World

Brazil has a new president after the country’s Senate voted to oust Dilma Rousseff from office on Wednesday, bringing an end to a monthslong impeach...

Brazil's Political and Economic Crisis Threatens the Legitimacy of the Country's Democracy

Mark Weisbrot | Posted 08.30.2016 | World
Mark Weisbrot

On April 17, the Brazilian lower house of Congress voted to impeach President Dilma Rousseff, who was elected in 2010 and re-elected at the end of 201...

Suspended Brazilian President To Take The Stand At Impeachment Trial On Monday

Reuters | Jade Walker | Posted 08.28.2016 | World

BRASILIA (Reuters) - Suspended President Dilma Rousseff will make a last stand in Brazil’s Senate on Monday in an impeachment trial that is widely e...

Brazil Back To Its Crisis: Rousseff's Impeachment Trial To Follow Successful Rio Olympics

Paulo Sotero | Posted 08.25.2016 | World
Paulo Sotero

In the end, most Brazilians saw the Rio Olympics as a waste of money well worth it for bringing the country a measure of hope and joy -- none greater than winning the first gold medal in man's soccer to complete the nation's unsurpassed record of achievement in the world's most popular sport.

Kerry's Meeting with Brazilian Official Shows Support for Illegitimate Government

Mark Weisbrot | Posted 08.09.2016 | World
Mark Weisbrot

On July 25, 43 Democratic members of the US House of Representatives wrote to Secretary of State Kerry. The letter began: We write to express our dee...

Confidence And the Degradation of Brazil

Mark Weisbrot | Posted 07.26.2016 | World
Mark Weisbrot

Brazil now also has the ugly distinction of being the country with the most killings of environmental activists. It is unlikely that the new right-wing cabinet, tightly tied to agribusiness interests, will do much to prevent these murders.

The Temer Administration Is Already Worse Than The Dilma Administration

Rafael Rodrigues | Posted 07.18.2016 | World
Rafael Rodrigues

Terminating the Dilma presidency and maintaining Temer as president would engender the worst types of retrogressive politics imaginable for the future of this country.

Amidst Constant Crisis, Michel Temer Appears Ill-Equipped To Lead Brazil

Grasielle Castro | Posted 06.10.2016 | World
Grasielle Castro

If things remain as they are, even senators from the ruling Brazilian Democratic Movement Party (PMDB) agree that the government will not survive the end of its term.

Michel Temer Continues to Put Women's Rights at Risk in Brazil

Nana Soares | Posted 06.03.2016 | World
Nana Soares

Brazil's interim President Michel Temer has so far been a disastrous ruler in terms of women's rights. Putting Fátima Pelaes in charge of women's issues would be like appointing a former torturer to head the Human Rights Committee or asking a fox to guard a henhouse.

Dilma's long goodbye. Obama names new ambassador to Brazil as interim government falters

Eric Ehrmann | Posted 06.02.2016 | World
Eric Ehrmann

With Brazil facing creeping instability as acting president Michel Temer waffles on reforms and ministers resign over corruption scandals the Obama Wh...

The Two Sides Of Dilma Rousseff's Impeachment

Rafael Rodrigues | Posted 05.27.2016 | World
Rafael Rodrigues

In light of all this information, this situation can only be described a coup. The conversations between Jucá and Machado make it even clearer that there is great similarity between what is happening now and what took place in 1964.

Michel Temer Is Sending Brazil Back To The Past

Jandira Feghali | Posted 05.24.2016 | World
Jandira Feghali

It is clear that the interim government is imposing an authoritarian agenda that counteracts the successful policies adopted by previous administrations.

Brazil Opens Pandora's Box

Rafael Heiber | Posted 05.20.2016 | World
Rafael Heiber

The most recent events in Brazilian politics, which seem to come out of a movie script, represent a big step back in the field of democracy.

We're Starting To Get A Bad Feeling About Brazil's New Interim President

The Huffington Post | Roque Planas | Posted 05.20.2016 | World

After just one week in office, Brazil’s unelected, interim President Michel Temer has begun hacking away at three decades of social progress, fieldi...

What's Next For Brazil's Political Crisis

The Huffington Post | Jesselyn Cook | Posted 05.14.2016 | World

Every week, The WorldPost asks an expert to shed light on a topic driving headlines around the world. In this edition, we speak with Brian Winter, edi...

Brazil's 'Butler In The House Of Terror' Assumes Power

Grasielle Castro | Posted 05.13.2016 | World
Grasielle Castro

Michel Temer was little known outside of political circles until his appointment as Rousseff's Vice President, but the 75-year-old politician -- who served as speaker of the lower house of Congress three times -- knows the ins and outs of his party and of Congress.

Brazil Barrels Into Turbulence With New Leader

Reuters | Andrew Hart | Posted 05.13.2016 | World

BRASILIA (Reuters) - Brazil's interim President Michel Temer called on his country to rally behind his government of "national salvation," hours after...

How Brazil's Politics Descended Into Chaos

The Huffington Post | Nicholas Miriello | Posted 05.12.2016 | World

As the world prepares to turn its attention to the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro this summer, Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff faces the humi...

10 Reasons Why Vice President Michel Temer Won't Be Brazil's Next President

Diego Iraheta | Posted 04.28.2016 | World
Diego Iraheta

The automatic rise of Michel Temer to power, thanks to the collapse of Dilma's government, doesn't solve the political and ethical crisis that Brazil currently faces. On the contrary, this supposed solution may fan the flames.