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Lula Walks Free from Prison

Dom Phillips The Guardian
Workers’ party leader had been held for 580 days for corruption. Court rules incarceration unlawful until appeals exhausted.

The Amazon’s Neocolonial Problem

Daniel Hunt Brazil Wire
The Amazon fires led to a wave of indignation around the world. This should be channeled into supporting the inhabitants of the Amazon rainforest and progressive Brazilians in their struggle to extinguish the political cause of this catastrophe.

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“There is no negotiation whatsoever”: Union leader Douglas Izzo talks about labor rights in post-coup Brazil

Brian Mier Council on Hemispheric Affairs
No candidate has ever run for the presidency promising to raise the retirement age, end formal employment protection and greatly expand outsourcing. Nobody would ever get elected saying these things. The only way to remove the labor rights that we fought for over the last 100 years was through a coup such as the one in Brazil that forced Dilma Rousseff out of office. Workers have responded by strikes, demonstrations and massive rallies.
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