Russia’s military operation in Ukraine has unexpectedly revealed a rift of historic proportions in the Americas. Countries in Latin America are shaking off the White House’s influence and gaining political autonomy. How is it that Washington has lost its own “backyard”, which, until recently, had obeyed it unquestioningly? At first […]
Brazil’s former president Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva has hit the political turf running. He was catapulted back on to the frontline of Brazilian politics only on Monday by the surprise decision of the country’s Supreme Court to declare that the anti-corruption operation that scuppered Lula’s bid to reclaim presidency […]
This could be the stuff of fiction. But then again, many legal principles began, at some point or rather, in the sludge of speculation before hardening into legal briefs and prosecutorial documents. Holding heads of state to account for crimes against their people remains a perennial project with a patchy […]
The COVID19 pandemic has exposed a strange anomaly in the global economy. If it doesn’t keep growing endlessly, it just breaks. Grow, or die. But there’s a deeper problem. New scientific research confirms that capitalism’s structural obsession with endless growth is destroying the very conditions for human survival on planet […]
Last week the leaders of Argentina, Brazil, Colombia, Chile, Ecuador, Paraguay, and Peru created the so-called “Forum for the Progress of South America”, or “Prosur”, in what many observers understood to be a replacement for the ailing and internally divided mid-2000s “Pink Tide” bloc of Unasur that formerly united the continent […]
The new Brazilian President promised before his electoral victory late last year that he’d extradite Italian fugitive and communist militant Cesare Battisti back to his homeland as Salvini’s “little gift” if he won, causing the man to flee to Bolivia after outgoing President Temer revoked the political asylum that he […]
The ideal outcome is that Russia and China’s financial advice to Venezuela will contribute to stabilizing its economy and therefore creating the conditions for its many emigrants to return home from the regional countries that they fled to at the height of the Hybrid War crisis.
Trump’s Liberal-Globalist enemies are now targeting the so-called “Tropical Trump” as a proxy war against the leader who Bolsonaro’s praised on numerous occasions. Whatever ends up happening during this Sunday’s second round of voting, it’s undeniable that social media played a disproportionate role in shaping the voters’ perceptions, whether legally or not.
It would be disingenuous to attribute Bolsonaro’s rise solely to the US-backed Hybrid War on Brazil while overlooking the country’s preexisting polarization and the policy failings of the socialists. It’s more the result of a combination of the two.
An exclusive strategic forecast of the political and security developments in Latin America for the Year 2018, by the author of Sputnik radio’s Context Countdown program.
Brick by BRICS: The roadmap for cooperation in the wider ‘global east’ all leads to One Belt–One Road
BRICS, the EAEU and SCO are ultimately all best served to hasten the development of smooth and frequent trade between all member states of each body.
Brazil is in the midst of a prolonged regime change operation, as documented step-by-step by Pepe Escobar in his articles for Sputnik, RT, and the Strategic Culture Foundation. The author’s intent isn’t to get into the situational specifics of each and every detail behind the US’ techniques, but to provide […]