However, new allegations have come out about the Judge Sergio Moro in these leaked documents. He was more than an impartial judge. He was actively collaborating with the prosecution to take down one of the most populist leaders in the country.
Today, Brain Mier from Brasilwire, joins us to talk about this and his new book “Year of Lead. Washington, Wall Street and the New Imperialism in Brazil.”
Excerpt from Brian Mier’s new Book “Year of Lead. Washington, Wall Street and the New Imperialism in Brazil”
As empire looked on, the leading candidate was jailed, a rising star was assassinated, and a fascist ascended - in the violent, post-truth hysteria of Brazil's dirtiest election year in modern history.
A few months later the newly inaugurated President and his Minister of Justice would walk into the headquarters of the CIA in Langley, Virginia.
With twenty one diverse contributors, Year of Lead gives unique firsthand insight into the realities of this enormous country, and how foreign designs on its wealth have again altered the course of its history.
A resource on Brazil's crisis, and how it got there.
We cannot stay silent as social progress and the rights of millions of citizens in Brazil are threatened. We need to ensure the truth is known.
This book is timely, necessary, and will infuriate apologists for what is being done to Latin America.
-Richard Burgon, UK Member of Parliament
Shadow Secretary of State for Justice