Tag: army

War tanks parade in front of Palácio do Planalto, the presidential office, in Brasília

Brazil President Parades Smoke-Spewing Aging Tanks and Puts Nation to Shame

The clouds of dark exhaust spewing from aging tanks and amphibious vehicles rolling past ...

President Jair Bolsonaro with military brass

Brazil President’s Courtship with a Coup Leads to Mass Resignation of Armed Forces Heads

Brazil’s President Jair Bolsonaro Tuesday accepted the resignations of the current heads of the ...

Truck drivers stop the BR-040 road, in Valparaíso de Goiás during strike against fuels hike - Valter Campanato/ABr

Paralyzed, Brazil Enters Eighth Day as Hostage of Truck Drivers

Brazil should start this Monday a new week and the eight day with a ...

The murder of councilwoman Marielle in Rio shocked Brazil and the world

Marielle’s Murder in Rio Is Also a Blow to Those Fighting for Better Times

A couple of weeks ago, I wrote a piece for DemocraciaAbierta, following this year’s ...

Brazilian army at favela Maré - Tomaz Silva/ABr

Other Violent Brazilian Cities May Be Taken Over by the Army like Rio

Brazilian leaders said that the use of the military to combat rising violence in ...

Protesting against reform of Social Security - Rovena Rosa/ABr

Brazil Gives Up Reforming Social Security Under Popular Pressure

The Political Affairs Minister Carlos Marun said today that the bill intended to overhaul ...

Brazilian Army and indigenous soldiers of Tiriós ethnicity work side by side in the border with Suriname - Photo: Brazilian Army

Army and Indians Work Together to Protect Brazil’s Borders

Since its founding in 1648, the Brazilian Army (EB, in Portuguese) has maintained a ...

Students in the Jungle Operations Course train in an area inside the Amazon jungle for 10 weeks - Photo: COMSOC CIGS Team

Meet Brazil’s Jungle Warriors, Ready to Survive and Fight Under the Amazon Trees

On September 20th, 86 students in the Jungle Operations Course (COS, per its Portuguese ...

Brazilian army in a Rio favela - ABr

Can’t Maintain Order? In Brazil They Call the Army

Brazil’s military is getting a serious workout these days. The authorities have recently deployed ...

Protesters burn buildings and fight the police in Brasília - José Cruz/ABr

Responding to Pressure, Brazil President Removes Army from Capital

Brazilian President Michel Temer has called troops back off the streets of Brasília following ...