Russia supports Brazil’s candidacy to UN Security Council

Image: In Moscow, Defense Ministers Walter Braga Netto (Left) and Sergey Shoigu (Right), teleSUR/ JF On Wednesday, Russia’s Foreign Affairs Minister Sergey Lavrov announced that his country supports Brazil’s entry to the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) as a permanent member. “Currently, Brazil is a non-permanent member of the Security Council. Today we confirm Russia’s …

Amid Coronavirus Pandemic, Bolsonaro’s Brazil Begs for Cuban Doctors – after Expelling Them

Brazil’s far-right government requested the return of thousands of Cuban doctors to help fight the coronavirus. Months ago, President Jair Bolsonaro smeared the doctors as “terrorists” and expelled them. By Ben Norton, The Grayzone The coronavirus pandemic has overwhelmed the health infrastructure of countries around the world. Desperate to contain the deadly virus, hard-hit countries, …

2019 Latin America in Review: Year of the Revolt of the the Dispossessed

Photo credit: DW.com By Roger Harris Council on Hemispheric Relations From Corte Madera, California December 13, 2019 A year ago, John Bolton, Trump’s short-lived national security advisor, invoked the 1823 Monroe Doctrine making explicit what has long been painfully implicit: the dominions south of the Rio Grande are the empire’s “backyard.” Yet 2019 was a …

Stedile on Brazil elections: ‘Projects and interests will become clear in runoff’

By BO Staff Writer This article was originally published on Brasil de Fato Radio. MST leader, João Pedro Stedile speaks on the presidential race between Workers’ Party’s Fernando Haddad and far-right candidate Jair Bolsonaro. After votes were counted last Sunday and confirmed a second round between Brazilian presidential candidates Fernando Haddad and Jair Bolsonaro, the member of …

EFF’s Mbuyiseni Ndlozi peddles lies about BRICS and Brazil: Part 1

By Matabz The Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) Spokesperson, Mbuyiseni Ndlozi’s protracted political onslaught on President Jacob Zuma continues unabated, albeit without any grounding on proper theoretical foundations, except distorted facts and moribund analyses concocted to protect white capital. Ndlozi wrote two opinion pieces for the white-liberal/right-wing publication, Daily Maverick, titled Dispelling some myths of the …