20 November | The Partido dos Trabalhadores (PT - Workers’ Party) has played an important role during decisive moments of Brazilian history. This article offers a critical overview of the party’s responsibility (...)
4 November | How did Bolsonaro win Brazil's election? What will happen now?
8 October | Brazil's far-right candidate won the first round of elections with a 46% majority. The Workers Party (PT) candidate came in a dismal second, with only 29%. How did this (...)
Tatiana CozzarelliJimena Vergara
30 September | Hundreds of thousands of Brazilians took to the street to demand women's rights and protest right-wing Presidential candidate, Jair Bolsonaro.
7 April | uiz Inácio Lula da Silva, former Brazilian President, turned himself in on Saturday to begin a 12-year jail sentence in response to a corruption conviction from July (...)
Juan Cruz Ferre
6 February | A federal court in Brazil sentenced former President Lula to 12 years in federal prison on January 24, on the grounds of soliciting bribes and attempting to rig this year’s presidential elections. (...)
29 June 2017 | Brazil will have its second general strike of the year on Friday, as the Temer government's future remains uncertain. What is the context for this historic (...)
25 May 2017 | Yesterday 150,000 people took to the streets of Brasilia to protest the corrupt President and austerity measures. At least 49 people were injured in the huge police and military (...)
19 May 2017 | Brazilian President Temer is directly implicated in a corruption scandal and thousands take to the streets across the country. They demand that the President be ousted from office and his (...)
17 March 2017 | On the afternoon on March 15th, all major Brazilian cities were shaken by major protests against proposed cuts to retirement benefits and a loosening of labor regulations. The day began with (...)
27 January 2017 | After the right-wing coup, the government has intensified attacks against the working class. Scandals and plummeting popularity has not stopped these attacks from coming. What can be done to (...)
3 November 2016 | More than 1,000 high schools and universities are currently being occupied by Brazilian students. Why are they occupying and what can this tell us about the current political situation in (...)
10 August 2016 | Left Voice speaks with Carol Cacau, currently running for Rio de Janeiro City Council as a representative of the socialist Revolutionary Workers’ Movement (MRT). She describes the current (...)
12 May 2016 | The Senate voted in favor of impeaching President Dilma, forcing her to step down for 180 days for further investigation. Today (May 12), Vice President Temer took up the Presidency, (...)
Tatiana CozzarelliLeandro Lanfredi
19 April 2016 | The Brazilian Congress approved a legislative coup against President Dilma Rousseff, with speeches that proved just how right wing the impeachment process (...)
Movimento Revolucionário de Trabalhadores
17 April 2016 | Today the Brazilian Chamber of Deputies will vote on the impeachment of President Dilma Rousseff. Learn more about this process on Left Voice.
11 April 2016 | Every day, there is a new development in the Brazilian political crisis, with new evidence and new moves from right wing parties, the judicial branch, the media and the Workers’ Party. Will (...)
24 March 2016 | An interview with Diana Assunção, a militant of the Revolutionary Workers Movement (MRT) in Brazil, on the current political crisis and what it means for the (...)
20 March 2016 | What you need to know about Brazil’s current situation.
12 March 2016 | At Brazilian workplaces and universities the biggest topic of conversation is the police operation in the 24th phase of “Operation Lava Jato” (Lava Jato is portuguese for car wash, but is a term (...)
26 February 2016 | Working families and poor people are the victims of diseases that need not exist. Thousands of cases of microcephaly and chikungunya, along with hundreds of thousands of cases of dengue, (...)
30 December 2015 | In early December, an impeachment process was opened against President Dilma Rouseff, the current President of Brazil and member of the Workers Party (Partido dos Trabalhadores-PT). Here are some (...)
9 December 2015 | The situation in Brazil, where in response to an acute economic and political crisis, Dilma's government has implemented harsh austerity measures and made pacts with the right wing, is a telling (...)
21 November 2015 | Workers at Petrobras, Brazil’s state-owned oil company, went out on strike at the beginning of November. It has been the most militant and active strike since 1992 and is representative of the (...)