Category Archives: Brazil is the Bomb!

Far-right Spanish politicians held private “bacchanals” with businessman

It’s been a while since I translated anything out of Spain, but this horrific report has caught my eye. And the picture it paints of the Partido Popular — the “Popular Party” directly descended from fascist Generalissimo Franco himself — … Continue reading

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Brazil: Pious MP busted for pedophilia, caught red-handed

A military policeman tries to bribe one of his civil counterparts after the latter caught him red-handed with a naked child in his car in a parking lot. Story, via El País: On Saturday, military police reserve colonel Pedro Chavarry … Continue reading

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Quotable: Noam Chomsky on the Brazilian coup d’état

“Dilma Rousseff is maybe the one politician who hasn’t — leading politician who hasn’t stolen in order to benefit herself. She’s being charged with manipulations in the budget, which are pretty standard in many countries, taking from one pocket and … Continue reading

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Music for a Sunday: Obá, obá, obá…

A sweetly low-key original of what might be the most-covered Brazilian song after “Garota de Ipanema”.

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Putschist Brazil: The fun has just begun!

You DID, Tweety! You DID tee a coup d’état! And you taw it in Brazil, where, in the latest sick twist, one of the putschist government ministers got embarrassingly outed: The credibility of Brazil’s interim government was rocked on Monday … Continue reading

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Venezuela and El Salvador recall ambassadors from Brazil

Amid all the absolutely atrocious shit news from Latin America of late, there’s one bright spot: All the local progressive governments who are not taking putschism lying down. Whether it’s at home or in a country right nearby, they’re making … Continue reading

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Dear Brazilian right-wing putschists…

…God has something he’d like to say to you: While you’re all voting to impeach Dilma in God’s name, God says “Hey, leave me out of this!” Because if this isn’t taking his name in vain, I don’t know what … Continue reading

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Music for a Sunday: Got the blues?

I do…but they’re the best kind of blues, daddy-o: Bossa nova’s finest drummer, Milton Banana, jazzes out on us. And it’s the coolest sound you ever heard.

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Music for a Sunday: Rain without end…

Yup, another weather song: “Please, ruinous rain, stop wetting my love this way…”

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Economics for Dummies: The real reasons for the lifting of the Cuba blockade?

This is Puerto Mariel, Cuba. It looks pretty sleepy from the air right now, but don’t be fooled. What you’re looking at there is actually a sleeping giant with the potential to shake markets as far away as New York, … Continue reading

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