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Report Shows Corporations and Bolsonaro Teaming Up to Destroy the Amazon

    Report Shows Corporations and Bolsonaro Teaming Up to Destroy the Amazon

As deforestation in Brazil’s Amazon rainforest reaches the highest level in a decade, the rainforest’s indigenous peoples and their supporters have called for action against the political and business interests they blame for a spike in illegal logging and other resource extraction. A report released by Amazon Watch as part of its ongoing “Complicity in…

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Watch | Brazil, Colombia, Now Venezuela: US Pursues Right-Wing Hegemony in South America

    Watch | Brazil, Colombia, Now Venezuela: US Pursues Right-Wing Hegemony in South America

 (Transcript) —This video was produced as part of a MintPress News and Grayzone collaboration —  World domination: it’s a funny concept. We can imagine old dudes with messy hair and thick glasses taking over the world or the caricature of a humanoid villain that wears a skull and crossbones, but what about applying it to the real world?…

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Bolsonaro at Langley: New US Lapdog Pays Homage to the Empire

    Bolsonaro at Langley: New US Lapdog Pays Homage to the Empire

FAIRFAX COUNTY, VIRGINIA — Brazil’s new fascist president, Jair Bolsonaro, touched down in Washington to pay homage at the CIA headquarters and to visit President Donald Trump, with whom he met on Tuesday. All reports are that the meeting between the two heads of state went very well — not surprisingly, given how similar their…

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Political Powerhouse Celso Amorim on the Iran Deal, Venezuela and a MutliPolar World

    Political Powerhouse Celso Amorim on the Iran Deal, Venezuela and a MutliPolar World

Brazil is once again in the eye of a political hurricane, after President Jair Bolsonaro’s appearance at Davos and explosive revelations directly linking his clan to a criminal organization in Rio de Janeiro. With his administration barely a month old, Bolsonaro is already being seen as expendable to the elites that propelled him to power…

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Pompeo Tours Latin America with an Eye on Venezuela Regime Change

  Pompeo Tours Latin America with an Eye on Venezuela Regime Change

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo met with allies in a tour of Latin America this week, in which he talked about stepping up US-led efforts against Venezuela. The Trump administration has been increasingly hostile towards the Caribbean nation, escalating sanctions and even threatening a military “option.” Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro is due to start his second…

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The United States Is Preparing a War between Latin-American States

  The United States Is Preparing a War between Latin-American States

John Bolton, the new US National Security Advisor, has relaunched the Pentagon’s project for the destruction of the State structures in the Caribbean Basin. We remember that in the aftermath of the 9/11 attacks, the Secretary for Defense at that time, Donald Rumsfeld, created the Office of Force Transformation and nominated Admiral Arthur Cebrowski as…

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Photo of Brazil President-Elect Bolsonaro’s Sons Wearing IDF and Mossad Shirts Goes Viral

  Photo of Brazil President-Elect Bolsonaro’s Sons Wearing IDF and Mossad Shirts Goes Viral

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL — Just a week after far-right candidate Jair Bolsonaro’s electoral victory in Brazil’s presidential election, the consequences of fascism and support for apartheid and ethno-nationalism rising to power are already coming to fruition. A photo of Bolsonaro’s sons donning shirts depicting logos of Israel’s Mossad spy agency and “Israeli Defense Forces”…

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Praising Brazil’s New Fascist Leader as ‘Like-Minded,’ Bolton Hails Brazilian Strongman as Welcome Ally in Crushing Latin American Left

  Praising Brazil’s New Fascist Leader as ‘Like-Minded,’ Bolton Hails Brazilian Strongman as Welcome Ally in Crushing Latin American Left

Declaring not just sympathy but outright admiration for a fascist who has threatened violence against his leftist political opponents, celebrated the use of torture, and promised to give the police free rein to murder at will, U.S. national security adviser John Bolton on Thursday praised Brazil’s newly elected strongman President Jair Bolsonaro as a “like-minded” partner who shares…

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Israeli PM Set to Attend Inauguration of Brazil’s Bolsonaro, Highlighting Likud Support for Ethno-Nationalist Politicians Abroad

  Israeli PM Set to Attend Inauguration of Brazil’s Bolsonaro, Highlighting Likud Support for Ethno-Nationalist Politicians Abroad

TEL AVIV, ISRAEL — Following the victory of Jair Bolsonaro in Sunday’s Brazilian election, events have suggested that the consequences of the far-right politician’s rise to power will reach far beyond Latin America. Indeed, the Middle East is set to feel the effects of Bolsonaro’s rise to power directly, as his administration will continue the…

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Venezuela Opposition Invites Newly Elected Brazilian President to Intervene in Venezuela

  Venezuela Opposition Invites Newly Elected Brazilian President to Intervene in Venezuela

Venezuela’s opposition has welcomed the victory of ultra-right candidate Jair Bolsonaro in Brazil’s presidential elections Sunday, calling on the new president-elect to intervene in Venezuela in line with their political goals. Bolsonaro won the second round with 55 percent despite nearly 10 percent of ballots being marked null or void. Abstention was 22 percent, one point higher…

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