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Dec 30, 2022 4 tweets 1 min read
Breaking: Jair Bolsonaro has embarked for the United States, on the advice of his lawyers, under threat of arrest.

He's gone. Image
Feb 3, 2022 4 tweets 2 min read
US-backed Sergio Moro worked secretly to prevent Dilma Rousseff's 2014 re-election. brasilwire.com/us-backed-moro… New evidence shows how US-coached judge Sergio Moro fabricated a scandal on the brink of the 2014 election, designed to bring down then incumbent president Dilma Rousseff. brasilwire.com/us-backed-moro…
Jun 3, 2021 5 tweets 2 min read
White House admits to CIA involvement in the "War on Corruption" which jailed Lula and elected Bolsonaro.
➡️brasilwire.com/lula-arrest-is… Image Source: The White House. whitehouse.gov/briefing-room/…
Mar 31, 2021 7 tweets 3 min read
'Jango': Sílvio Tendler's masterful documentary told the real story of Brazil's 1964 coup. In her 1977 book “United States Penetration of Brazil“, former CIA researcher, Professor Jan K Black, exposed the complex role the US played in the 1964 coup.

In 2015, worried about what was happening in Brazil, she gave us this exclusive epilogue to it.

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Mar 30, 2021 4 tweets 1 min read
Golpe de Estado (Coup d'état) is trending in Brazil following yesterday's government/military upheaval.

We have been writing about the possibility of an auto-coup since before Bolsonaro was elected.

He was already talking to the NYT about it in 1993.

brasilwire.com/wall-streets-n… Articles related to the threat of an auto-coup in Brazil, 2018-21. brasilwire.com/?s=auto-coup
Mar 29, 2021 4 tweets 2 min read
Breaking: Far-right minister of foreign affairs, Ernesto Araújo, dubbed "the worst diplomat in Brazil's history", has now asked to resign, after facing massive pressure for his removal. Image One month ago, Brazil's outgoing far-right Foreign Minister Ernesto Araújo was on a remote charm offensive in the United States.

In an online Q&A hosted by Council of the Americas, Bolsonaro's Amazon policy was called a "win win".

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Feb 5, 2021 8 tweets 5 min read
No matter how disgraced its hero Sergio Moro and Lava Jato have become, Council of the Americas just can not let its anti-corruption fairytale go...

All articles on AS/COA, an organisation created specifically to interfere in Latin American politics:

🇺🇸brasilwire.com/category/counc… In 2015's #PodemosTirarSeAcharMelhor scandal, Reuters employees were caught censoring an admission by former President Fernando Henrique Cardoso that the Petrobras bribery scheme targeted by Lava Jato and blamed on the PT began under his government.

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Nov 7, 2020 19 tweets 13 min read
2019: Bolsonaro sparks outcry by defending child labour.

2020: Guardian sparks outcry by running paid content defending child labour.

⚫️brasilwire.com/the-strange-ca… ImageImage “We have reclaimed democracy” Bolivia’s @LuchoXBolivia tells @tomphillipsin, whose newspaper the @guardian supported the coup that took democracy from the Bolivian people.

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Oct 22, 2020 4 tweets 2 min read
The pattern of Anglo media coverage during Brazil's coup is repeated across Latin America.

Golpista-friendly talking points and smears are laundered through ‘progressive’ and ‘leftist’ publications, killing international solidarity for left governments. brasilwire.com/how-the-us-lef… A key example of progressive Anglo media cover for a right wing coup was support for US-Brazil anti-corruption operation Lava Jato, which in the FBI's words "toppled" presidents Dilma Rousseff and Lula da Silva, bringing neofascist Jair Bolsonaro to power. brasilwire.com/the-narrative-…
Jun 2, 2020 4 tweets 2 min read
The forgotten story of when the FBI instructed Anonymous to hack Brazil. brasilwire.com/when-the-fbi-s… 2012’s “Operation Brasília” defaced 100+ commercial and government sites to leave protest messages about corruption, and steal confidential information from servers. Such “corruption” would be the principal propaganda weapon of Brazil’s coup to come. brasilwire.com/when-the-fbi-s…
Apr 14, 2020 13 tweets 5 min read
How the United States killed Brazil’s Democracy. Again.
A brand new long read editorial.
brasilwire.com/how-the-united… "Brazil’s recent history is one of national sabotage, of international collusion, and of a fifth column, fighting an unconventional war, behind an institutional smokescreen." brasilwire.com/how-the-united…
Mar 31, 2020 18 tweets 12 min read
1964: Today marks the 56th anniversary of a US-backed Military Coup in Brazil, which resulted in 21 years of oppression, torture and murder.

This is a thread of our key articles dealing with the dictatorship and its modern legacy. #DitaduraNuncaMais brasilwire.com/category/64-85… United States Penetration of Brazil. Exclusive epilogue from Professor Jan K. Black, whose 1977 book exposed a complex U.S. role in the Military Coup 13 years earlier. #DitaduraNuncaMais brasilwire.com/united-states-…
Mar 12, 2020 19 tweets 10 min read
The @theintercept confirms what we have reported for years: Illegal, open and secret United States involvement in Operation Lava Jato - a trojan horse which succeeded in devastating Brazil's economy and democracy. #Lawfare theintercept.com/2020/03/12/uni…
More: brasilwire.com/category/lawfa… The article adds new info to a 3 year body of work in @brasilwire, and by its editors elsewhere, about US DOJ's partnership with the corrupt and politicized Lava Jato, based on public info that was ignored by the likes of the NYT, New Yorker and Guardian. brasilwire.com/category/lawfa…
Dec 5, 2019 5 tweets 2 min read
Lawfare: Notorious U.S. Intelligence official visits the controversial regional court (TRF-4) which is handling former President Lula's legal appeals. brasilwire.com/notorious-us-i… "Tenney Smith’s visit to TRF-4 comes after Mike Pompeio’s statement that the US would assist its favoured governments in Latin America to control popular unrest, and thus prevent repetition of the Chilean uprising in allied countries, such as Brazil." brasilwire.com/notorious-us-i…
Dec 4, 2019 4 tweets 2 min read
Paraisópolis Massacre: São Paulo Governor João Doria’s Military Police kill 9 unarmed youth at street party. brasilwire.com/sao-paulo-poli… Scandal grows as smartphone videos show laughing police officers beating unarmed teenagers on a night of 9 deaths. São Paulo Governor João Doria has defended the police officers involved. brasilwire.com/sao-paulo-poli…
Oct 25, 2019 4 tweets 3 min read
“Narrow win” = 11%. The Guardian is up to its old tricks in Bolivia. brasilwire.com/the-strange-ca… A continent wide uprising against Neoliberalism and Neocolonialism in Latin America? For *some reason* The Guardian can’t seem to “smell the change” like it could in Venezuela last January.
Oct 15, 2019 19 tweets 6 min read
[PART THREE] Gold against the Soul. How Wall Street Recolonized Brazil. brasilwire.com/gold-against-t… "Personal data of citizens was intercepted indiscriminately. Corporate information – often of high economic and even strategic value – was at the center of espionage activity." - President Dilma Rousseff addressing the UN General Assembly 24/9/2013. brasilwire.com/gold-against-t…
Oct 11, 2019 13 tweets 5 min read
[PART TWO] Smiling Assassins: How Wall Street Recolonized Brazil. brasilwire.com/smiling-assass… "In Ecuador, Chevron used powerful corporate intelligence agency Kroll to recruit young journalists to join a spy network, which was working to undermine an $27 billion environmental lawsuit for possibly the worst oil-related catastrophe on the planet." brasilwire.com/smiling-assass…
Jul 18, 2019 4 tweets 4 min read
Senior Lat Am Editor at @TheEconomist thinks that @theintercept #VazaJato exposure of Lava Jato as an inherently corrupt, political weapon, which enabled a coup d'état and neofascist takeover of Brazil, is bad, because "the left needs to self criticize". brasilwire.com/category/inter… The left needing to "self criticize" was a prevalent narrative before the #VazaJato leaks began. Now that every accusation against Lava Jato by its political victims is being systematically proven, only a magazine like @TheEconomist would persist with it. brasilwire.com/category/lawfa…
Jul 12, 2019 6 tweets 4 min read
Brazil under Lula and Dilma disrupted US plans for South America, admits former ambassador Tom Shannon Jr. #VazaJato brasilwire.com/brasil-under-l… "The US believed that Brazil was moving towards the construction of a cohesive international bloc of progressive and left orientation. This would be an obstacle to the resuscitation of the Free Trade Area of ​​the Americas, or FTAA." brasilwire.com/brasil-under-l…
Apr 8, 2019 6 tweets 4 min read
A 2009 US State Department cable released by @wikileaks revealed the origins of anti-corruption operation Lava Jato, which jailed Presidential Candidate Lula, and opened the door for Bolsonaro. #Lawfare brasilwire.com/dont-call-it-b… State Department cables released by @wikileaks revealed that defeated 2002 / 2010 presidential candidate José Serra was already negotiating with the US and Chevron about opening up Brazil's massive pré-sal oil discoveries for easier foreign exploitation. brasilwire.com/snowden-wikile…