Brazilians protest store guards beating black man to death

Vol. 84/No. 49 - December 14, 2020
Rally in Brasilia, Brazil, Nov. 20 protests killing of Joao Alberto Silveira Freitas, a 40-year-old black man beaten to death by security guards at Carrefour supermarket in Porto Alegre.

Street protests erupted across Brazil after two security guards — one an off-duty military cop — beat to death Joao Alberto Silveira Freitas, a 40-year-old black man, outside a Carrefour supermarket in the southern city of Porto Alegre Nov. 19.…

Imperialism is the arsonist in Brazil’s rainforest

Vol. 83/No. 36 - October 7, 2019

Much liberal media space has been given to the fires currently burning in the Amazon in Brazil, with calls coming from “concerned” celebrities, bourgeois environmentalists and imperialist heads of state to “save the rainforest.” In late August more than 93,000…

Brazil vote reflects toilers’ anger at corruption, crime and crisis

Vol. 82/No. 45 - December 3, 2018
June 15, 2013, protest in Brasilia, against government of Workers’ Party leader Dilma Rousseff’s plan for massive funding of World Cup, at same time health care, transportation deteriorated.

In the midst of a deepening economic, social and moral crisis, accentuated by widespread government corruption, Jair Bolsonaro of the Social Liberal Party was elected Oct. 28 in a runoff against Workers’ Party candidate Fernando Haddad. The liberal media, from…

Truckers bring Brazil to a halt, force gov’t to cut tolls, prices

Vol. 82/No. 24 - June 18, 2018

After a 10-day strike brought much of Brazil to a standstill, independent truck drivers forced the government to cut fuel prices, lower freight tolls and promise more government contracts. The work stoppage started May 21 with more than 200,000 of…