Musk Brought Internet to Brazil’s Amazon; Criminals Love It
Starlink, a division of Elon Musk’s SpaceX, has almost 4,000 low-orbit satellites across the skies, connecting people in remote corners of the Amazon. The lightweight, high-speed internet system has also proved a new and valuable tool for Brazil’s illegal miners.
Brazil Hit With Devastating Floods as Support for Former President Washes Away
With thousands of Bolsonaro supporters either in jail or under investigation for plotting against democracy in Brazil, the nation’s attention has shifted to the defense of the Amazon rainforest and its Indigenous peoples and the policy shifts under President Lula.
Brazil Downpour Kills 36; Dozens Missing
Hundreds of rescuers searched Monday for survivors of landslides and flooding that killed at least 36 people along the coast of Brazil’s southern state of São Paulo following a huge weekend downpour.
Brazil Pushes Illegal Miners Out of Yanomami Indigenous Territory
Armed government officials with Brazil’s justice, Indigenous, and environment ministries pressed illegal gold miners out of Yanomami Indigenous territory Wednesday, citing widespread river contamination, famine, and disease they have brought to one of the most isolated groups in the world.
Brazil’s Congress Reelects Leaders, Boosting Lula’s Agenda
Brazilian lawmakers on Wednesday voted to reelect the heads of both the Chamber of Deputies and the Senate, bolstering President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva’s prospects for passing legislation and governing in the polarized nation.
Brazil: 2023 Starts With Coup Attempt, News of Genocide Against Indigenous in the Amazon
January has proved that Bolsonaro’s defeat last year was far from a game over for the far-right. We also look at the genocidal policies against the Yanomami people of the Amazon, who are dying of treatable diseases and starvation due to illegal mining on their lands.
Brownlisted: Putting the ‘Con’ in ‘Congressman’
A wrap-up of the most important and interesting Latino news items from the past week
Brownlisted: Who Wants a Mazapán?
A roundup of the week’s top Latino news from around the world, written by Latino Rebels senior editor Hector Luis Alamo.
Brazil, Biden and the Border
Following a week that included a failed coup attempt in Brazil by followers of former president Jair Bolsonaro and U.S. president Joe Biden receiving heavy criticism for expanding Trump-era immigration policy, what parallels can be drawn from these events? Latino Rebels Radio host Julio Ricardo Varela searches for answers by welcoming both Sabrina Fernandes and Juliana Macedo do Nascimento to discuss both issues.
America’s Political Violence Spills Over to Brazil (OPINION)
The violence that erupted in Brazil over the weekend has broad implications for Americans. Most immediately, it’s a reminder that instead of championing democracy, we’re exporting shameful coup tactics.
Bolsonaro Eyes Return to Brazil as US Stay Pressures Biden
The Biden administration is under growing pressure from leftists in Latin America as well as U.S. lawmakers to expel Jair Bolsonaro from a post-presidential retreat in Florida following his supporters’ brazen attack on Brazil’s capital over the weekend.
Brazil Cracks Down Post-Riot, Vows to Protect Democracy
Brazilian authorities vowed Monday to protect democracy and punish thousands of supporters of ex-President Jair Bolsonaro who stormed and trashed the nation’s highest seats of power in chaos with striking similarities to the January 6, 2021, insurrection at the U.S. Capitol.
Pro-Bolsonaro Protesters Storm Brazil’s Congress, High Court
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Supporters of former Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro who refuse to accept his electoral defeat stormed Congress, the Supreme Court and presidential palace in the capital Sunday, just a week after the inauguration of his leftist rival, President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva.
Brownlisted: New Year, Same Bull
A rundown of the Latino-centric news from the first week of the new year.
With the return of Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva as Brazil’s president and the hope of Brazilian democracy being renewed, Latino Rebels Radio host Julio Ricardo Varela begins the new year by speaking with Brazil-based freelance journalist Michael Fox on what lies ahead for Lula’s second run in office following the right-wing presidency of Jair Bolsonaro.
Recent Threats of School Shooting in Puerto Rico Part of Worrying Trend in Latin America
As a colony of the United States, Puerto Rico has inherited a lot of cultural artifacts from the American nation, such as fast food, car-centric city design, and Santa Claus. But the latest import is far darker than the others: the threat of school shootings.
Pelé Buried in Brazilian City He Made Famous
Brazil said a final farewell to Pelé on Tuesday, burying the legend who unified the bitterly divided country. Newly inaugurated President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva paid his respects at Vila Belmiro, the stadium where Pelé played for most of his career.
Lula Assumes Presidency in Brazil as Bolsonaro Hides in Florida, Supporters Grow More Violent (OPINION)
Against the backdrop of increasingly violent protests by supporters of former President Jair Bolsonaro, who has fled to Florida in hopes of escaping prosecution in Brazil, Sunday saw the formerly jailed Lula da Silva of the Workers’ Party resume the presidency.
Brownlisted: America’s Favorite (and Stolen) Christmas Flower
Senior editor Hector Luis Alamo gives a rundown of some of the facts, bits of news, real histories, and actual lies he came across during the past week.
Brownlisted: What I Saw This Week in Quarantine
This week’s wrap-up comes to you from the cozy confines of quarantine, as senior editor Hector Luis Alamo has managed to catch COVID for only the second time this year.
Brazil Still in Turmoil One Month After Presidential Election
November ended as an extremely violent month in Brazil—not only in the political field, with fanatics of the still-President Jair Bolsonaro again blocking roads and even resorting to terrorism, but also with the mass shooting at two schools in Aracruz, in the interior state of Espírito Santo.