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Opposition protests in Brazil are fueled by elites, privatizers and the ghosts of a dictatorship.


There’s people on the streets calling for a return to the military dictatorship. If you’re an anti-corruption crusader, as they pretend to be, it’s pretty ironic that you would call for a return to an era when there was 100% corruption, when anyone who complained about corruption was arrested.

Brian Mier reports from what he believes is an attempted coup against Brazil’s president Dilma Rousseff, and explains why corruption charges mask the opposition’s real aims – to privatize the country’s energy corporation.

Brian has been writing and filming coverage from Sao Paulo for the blog Progressive Brazil.

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Brian Mier

Brian Mier is an editor at Brasil Wire and a freelance writer and producer.


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