The tragicomic “insurrection” in Brasilia on Sunday was destined to meet a sudden death. The universal condemnation and, in particular, the brusqueness with which the Biden Administration distanced itself from the protestors, sealed their fate. Certainly, this revolt is no “colour revolution,” although it is difficult to make predictions about […]
India’s Got The BRICS Blues
The Brazilian news agency reported that Lula da Silva’s inauguration as the new president on January 1 for a historic third term amidst a carnival-like backdrop was attended by over five dozen foreign delegations, composed of heads of government, vice presidents, foreign ministers, special envoys and representatives of international organisations. […]
BRICS Is The Basis Of A New World Order
Amid the deepening global financial and economic crisis, the imbalance in international political and economic relations, as a result of the policy of the collective West led by the United States to impose a liberal world order based on special “rules”, the erosion of international law and the weakening of […]
India, BRICS In Cold War Conditions
The phone conversation on Friday between Prime Minister Modi and Russian President Putin conveyed a big signal, coming on the morrow of the release of the new Strategic Concept by NATO which called Russia the alliance’s “most significant and direct threat.” The readouts from Moscow and New Delhi both highlighted […]
US Loses Its Dominion Over America
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 […]
Return Of ‘Pink Tide’ In Brazil. Viva BRICS!
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 […]
Coronavirus Criminality: Bolsonaro and the International Criminal Court
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 […]
Capitalism Is Destroying ‘Safe Operating Space’ For Humanity, Warn Scientists
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 […]
South America’s “Prosur” Is A Pivotal Component Of “Fortress America”
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 […]
Bolsonaro’s “Little Gift” To Salvini Is More Like Bolivia’s “Peace Offering” To Brazil
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 […]
Russia Financial Advisory Assistance To Venezuela Is “Regime Reinforcement”
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.
Brazil’s Election Meddling Scandal Won’t Dent Bolsonaro’s Popularity
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.