Brazilian Politics Society and Economy

U.S. Congress members express 'deep concern' over threats to democracy in Brazil

On the eve of the Summer Olympics here, 40 Democratic members of the U.S. House of Representatives published a letter Monday expressing “deep concern” about threats to democracy in Brazil.

The letter, addressed to U.S. Secretary of State John F. Kerry, criticized the impeachment process that led to the removal of President Dilma Rousseff in May to stand trial in the Senate on charges of breaking budgetary rules. If convicted, she will be permanently removed from office.

While she awaits trial, Vice President Michel Temer, an ally-turned-enemy, has taken over.

The organizers of the International Tribunal for Democracy hope to shine a light on the critical political movement in Brazil

Social movements in Brazil on Tuesday, July 19, 2016, launched a symbolic International Tribunal for Democracy in Rio de Janeiro to put the ouster of suspended Dilma Rousseff, widely condemned as a parliamentary coup, on trial for its impact on the democratic order in the South American country.

Syngenta convicted in Brazil! Justice finds company responsible for armed attack on encamped rural workers.

The court sentence, given by Judge Pedro Ivo Moreiro, of the 1st Civil Court of Cascavel, was published in the Paraná State Official Gazette this Tuesday (November 17, 2015). The sentence rules that the company shall pay compensation to Keno’s family and to Isabel for the moral and material damage it caused.

In solidarity with the petroleum workers, movements occupy Ministry of Mines and Energy

There are about 500 activists from the MST, FUP (Single Federation of Petroleum Workers, CUT (Unified Workers’ Central), UNE (National Union of Students), UBES (Union of Brazilian Secondary Students) and Levante Popular da Juventude (Popular Youth Uprising) in defense of democracy against the fiscal adjustment and for Fora Cunha (Get Out Cunha).

Social movements oppose attacks on indigenous people in Mato Grosso do Sul

We are all indigenous and we are fighting for a Parliamentary Commission of Inquiry

The criminalization and killing of Indigenous People in the Brazilian state of Mato Grosso do Sul has only increased in the last years, as international agribusiness continues to expand in the Central Plateau, Pantanal and Amazonian regions.

The following press release was issued by the unions and social movements.

Various organizations express solidarity with Stedile after he suffered insults in Fortaleza

"This aggression can only be understood as part of a conservative offensive of the right in society that seeks to criminalize and intimidate all those fighting for a just and sovereign Brazil."

Various working class groups wrote a note in solidarity with João Pedro Stedile and the MST, after the member of the national coordination of the MST was insulted by a group of people in Fortaleza airport late on Tuesday (9/22/15).

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