Jair Bolsonaro
Brazil breaks record with 4,195 deaths from COVID-19 in 24 hours

As Brazil breaks records with numbers of deaths and confirmed cases, a study done by PoderData reveals that significant sectors of Brazilian society believe that Bolsonaro is responsible for the health crisis

Explained: How Intellectual Property Rights are blocking vaccine production

What is standing in the way of expanding production and carrying out mass vaccination campaigns across the world?

Brazil’s deadliest weekend of the pandemic: 5,000 dead and 130,000 new cases

On Saturday March 27, the country ended its worst week yet in number deaths and new cases since outset of the pandemic

Lack of political will and IPR rules stand in the way of mass vaccination for COVID-19

A proposal made by India and South Africa in October last year to waive certain Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) of COVID vaccines has gained massive support across the world. Despite its potential to prevent millions of avoidable deaths, the US and its allies continue to block the proposal at the WTO.

Brazil’s Supreme Court rules that Sérgio Moro was partial when convicting Lula

Minister Cármen Lúcia changed her vote from 2018 and flipped the ruling against the former judge Sérgio Moro

Vaccine wars, ASEAN and the Quad

The COVID-19 pandemic demands that all nations cooperate to vaccinate the entire global population. The usual rules of which countries win and which ones lose do not operate in this civilizational crisis

From jurisdiction to a judge’s misconduct: what will clear Lula in corruption cases?

The future of cases against the former president will be decided in Brasilia in the Supreme Court and in two Federal courts

Bolsonaro’s disapproval rating breaks new record at 54%, Datafolha shows

The study also reveals that 43% of the population blames the president for the worsening COVID-19 crisis

Women rise up against patriarchal oppression globally

In this episode, we look at global International Women’s Day celebrations as well as the recent ruling that overturned the convictions against former Brazilian president Lula da Silva.

With Lula’s conviction overturned, it is time to recover democracy in Brazil

Daniel Giovanaz, reporter with Brasil de Fato, talks to Peoples Dispatch about the overturning of all convictions in former Brazilian president Lula da Silva’s case.

Train workers strike in Santiago as protests continue in Chile and other stories

We take a look at the strike by Santiago Subway workers in Chile, the deaths of over 12 minors during a military operation in Colombia, congressional approval of the 1.9 trillion dollar Covid relief bill in the US, an appeal by low income and poor countries to WTO to waive vaccine patents, and the annulment of the criminal convictions against Brazil’s former progressive president Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva

Brazil | Lula after the annulment of convictions: “Never give up”

In a press conference held at the headquarters of the Metalworkers Union, the former president criticized Bolsonaro, “Brazil does not belong to him or the militia members”

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