Brazil’s Lula Proposes Creating Latin American Currency to ‘Be Freed of US Dollar’ Dependency

by Benjamin Norton, published on Multipolarista, May 6, 2022 Brazil’s left-wing leader Lula da Silva has proposed creating a pan-Latin American currency, in order to “be freed of the dollar.” A founder of Brazil’s Workers’ Party, Lula served as president for two terms, from 2003 to 2011. He is now the leading candidate as Brazil’s October 2022 presidential elections approach.[…]

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Lula Criticizes World Leaders for Not Doing Enough to ‘Help Create Peace’ in Ukraine

by Jake Johnson, published on Common Dreams, May 5, 2022 Lula’s trajectory reflects the inner contradictions of US foreign policy.   As a leader who exudes independence and follows a moderately socialist political course, Lula, hugely popular in his own country, was targeted by the forces of empire for a takedown.  The US was deeply involved in the plot that engineered[…]

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Protecting Food From the Hungry

by Vijay Prashad, published on Consortium News,  August 21, 2020 Young children marvel at an obvious contradiction in capitalist societies: why do we have shops filled with food, and yet see hungry people on the streets? It is a question of enormous significance; but in time the question dissipates into the fog of moral ambivalence, as various explanations are used[…]

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Brazil’s Lula is Free

Co-Written by Ana Paula Vargas and Vijay Prashad, published on Countercurrents, November 9, 2019 Just before 5pm on Friday the 8th of November, Brazil’s former president Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva walked out of his prison in Curitiba (Brazil). Lula went to prison in April last year on a 12-year sentence. Five-hundred and eighty days of prison are now over, as[…]

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Lula Tells the World He’s “Back in the Game” from Jail

“Lula is Brazil’s only Possible Factor of Stability” Meanwhile, fires rage in the Amazon and Brazilian President Bolsonaro has become a target of global indignation By Pepe Escobar, Global Research, August 28, 2019 Brazil has always been a land of superlatives. Yet nothing beats the current, perverse configuration: a world statesman lingers in jail while a clownish thug is in[…]

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Why Canada Wants Regime Change in Venezuela

by Urooba Jamal, Published on Ricochet Media, February 25, 2019 In a well-fitted sports jacket, with one hand over his heart and the other clasping the constitution, the previously unknown Juan Guaidó declared himself interim president of Venezuela against democratically elected Nicolás Maduro. It was 61 years to the exact date since Venezuela’s U.S.-allied dictatorship of General Marcos Pérez Jiménez[…]

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John Bolton And U.S. Policy Towards Latin America

Photo: Bolsonaro (left) and Bolton meet in Brazil, ~ US Embassy in Brazil By Jesús Arboleya, Progresoweekly.us, December 11, 2018 HAVANA – John Bolton, national security adviser to President Donald Trump, made a brief stop on his way to the G-20 Summit in Argentina to meet with the elected president of Brazil, Jair Bolsonaro. Bolsonaro, accompanied by a retinue of generals, received[…]

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Brazil’s Presidential Elections Jolted by Events

Brazil’s National Museum fire destroys millions of artifacts. by John Catalinotto, originally published on Workers World, September 10, 2018 Sept. 10 — As Brazil heads for the first round of its presidential and national assembly election on Oct. 7, three dramatic events are shaking this massive country. Encompassing nearly half the land area of South America and more than half[…]

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