PT Brazil (Worker’s Party)

BRAZIL

Towards a General Strike? Massive Brazilian Work Stoppages on March 15

March 17, 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 (...)

Victor Mariutti

BRAZIL

Brazil After the Coup: Austerity, Attacks and Scandals

January 27, 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 (...)

Leandro Lanfredi

BRAZIL

Books and Barricades: The Revolt in Brazilian Schools

November 03, 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 Brazil?

Tatiana Cozzarelli

BRAZIL

Behind the Olympics: Crisis, Corruption and a Coup

August 10, 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 (...)

Tatiana Cozzarelli

BRAZIL

A Right Wing Coup, the Failure of the PT and the Coming Storm

May 12, 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 Cozzarelli
Leandro Lanfredi

BRAZIL

A Decisive Step in the Reactionary Right Wing Coup

April 19, 2016 | The Brazilian Congress approved a legislative coup against President Dilma Rousseff, with speeches that proved just how right wing the impeachment process is.

Movimento Revolucionário de Trabalhadores

BRAZIL

Understanding Today’s Impeachment Vote

April 17, 2016 | Today the Brazilian Chamber of Deputies will vote on the impeachment of President Dilma Rousseff. Learn more about this process on Left Voice.

Tatiana Cozzarelli

BRAZIL

Who’s Who in the Brazilian Crisis

April 11, 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 (...)

Tatiana Cozzarelli

CRISIS IN BRAZIL

The Case for a Constitutional Assembly

March 24, 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 left.

Esquerda Diario

LATIN AMERICA

The Brazilian Crisis in 10 Points

March 20, 2016 | What you need to know about Brazil’s current situation.

Tre Kwon

BRAZIL

How should the Left position itself facing the operation against Lula and the attempts to impeach President Dilma?

March 12, 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 (...)

Movimento Revolucionário de Trabalhadores

BRAZIL

Microcephaly, dengue and the collapse of public health in Brazil

February 26, 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, (...)

Gilson Dantas

The Political Interests Behind Brazilian President’s Impeachment

December 30, 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 (...)

Tatiana Cozzarelli

LATIN AMERICA

The economy and politics at the end of the cycle in Latin America

December 09, 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 (...)

Eduardo Molina

BRAZIL

A Perfect Storm at Petrobras - Interview with an Oil Worker

November 21, 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 (...)

Ian Steinman

LATIN AMERICA

Budget Cuts and the PT’s New Political Position

August 24, 2015 | President Dilma of the Worker’s Party (PT) has been barely holding onto the Presidency amidst threats of impeachment, the Petrobras scandal, and huge dissatisfaction among Brazilians due to (...)

Iuri Tonelo

BRAZIL

The Revolutionary Workers’ Movement votes to enter the PSOL

July 30, 2015 | The Revolutionary Workers Movement (MRT) held their first congress in Sao Paulo, Brazil. The event brought militant activists from around Brazil to debate revolutionary strategy and develop (...)

Tatiana Cozzarelli
Ian Steinman

LATIN AMERICA

Brazil: Rio’s Student Resistance

July 29, 2015 | Resistance at Brazil’s universities has provided a glimmer of hope amid ongoing austerity and repression.

Ian Steinman

Brazil

Against corruption and privatization: Brazilian oil for Brazilian workers

July 16, 2015 | With the recent corruption scandal in Petrobras, foreign investors seek to profit off of Brazilian oil. While former president Cardoso was much more aggressive and vocal about privatizing (...)

Tatiana Cozzarelli

LATIN AMERICA

Shift in Brazil’s Foreign Policy: Dilma’s US Sales Tour

July 05, 2015 | On the week of June 29, Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff of the Worker’s Party (PT) visited the United States, on what can best be described as a sales tour, aiming for the US government and (...)

Tatiana Cozzarelli