Michael Fox is a multimedia journalist with over 15 years of experience. He has reported from across the Americas, and now resides in Brazil, where he covers politics, human rights, the environment and everything in between. He is the author of two books on Latin America and the former editor of the NACLA Report on the Americas. His work has appeared with The Intercept, AJ+, DW, The Nation, Pacifica, Earth Island Journal, and many other outlets. Additional clips and information are available on his website www.mfox.us.
Former Brazilian president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, who was given a 12-year prison sentence, says he will surrender to authorities. Live interview for TRT World, from Sao Paulo, on April 7, 2018.
Brazil's Trucker Strike Paralyzes Country. Brazil's trucker strike has led to some government concessions, but many truckers say they will continue until the Temer government is replaced - perhaps by a military government. Shot, edited and produced for The Real News. May 28, 2018.
Brazil At The Crossroads: Violence has risen during presidential election. According to opinion polls, far right candidate Jair Bolsonaro is poised for victory in Brazil's presidential elections this Sunday. But with his candidacy and rising support has come a wave a political violence rarely seen in Brazil's presidential elections. Shot, edited and produced for TRT World. October 25, 2018
Brazil’s ‘Donald Trump’ candidate stabbed. From PRI's The World. Elections are a month away in Brazil. The far-right candidate was stabbed yesterday, while the leftist candidate sits in prison. Host Carol Hills talks to Michael Fox, a freelance journalist based in Brazil, about what's to come out of the elections in the next month. September 7, 2018.
Education Is in the Crosshairs in Bolsonaro’s Brazil. The president-elect seeks to ban from the classroom political opinions, debates, and any issues that could be construed as leftist. Written for The Nation. November 12, 2018.
On December 18, 2017, thousands marched in Buenos Aires against a controversial pension reform that unions said would slash benefits and hurt retirees. Hugo Adrian Palazón, a cartonero, or recycler, from a poor neighborhood of Buenos Aires, was hit in the face with a rubber bullet and lost his eye. He wasn't the only one. This story was shot, edited and produced for The Intercept. May 3, 2018.