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Chile-Brazil: A New Laboratory For The Far-Right

The Neoliberal model implemented in Chile after the 1973 Military Coup gives us hints as to what will happen in Brazil under a future Jair Bolsonaro Government. The resemblance is no...

The Threat Of War With Venezuela

Once in office, Jair Bolsonaro – aligned with other right-wing governments in Latin America and backed by the US – could launch a military invasion of Venezuela. by Victor Figueroa Clark. The presidential...

Bolsonaro and the Institutionalization of Necropolitics

One part of Bolsonaro's supporters believe in a democracy on paper and a dictatorship on the streets. Another part of his supporters openly defends the return of the military to power. By...

Accused Of Electoral Fraud, Bolsonaro Could Face Disqualification

By Lu Sudré. An investigative story published by the newspaper Folha de S. Paulo today proves that companies are paying for WhatsApp bulk messaging services to spread fake news and attack ads...

Thanks to the Northeast, Haddad faces Bolsonaro in second round

The most fraught election since re-democratisation ended with extreme-right Jair Bolsonaro on 46,03%, short of a first round victory, to the relief of progressive democratic forces in Brasil and the region...

Supreme Court disenfranchises 3.3 million voters, 11 days before election

On September 26, the Federal Supreme Court upheld the exclusion of 3.3 million registered voters who did not attend an special electoral review between before a deadline of May 2018. Most of those cancelled did not...

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With Re-Election Hopes Bleak, Bolsonaro Bets On Privatising Petrobras

With his re-election looking unlikely, Jair Bolsonaro now tries to unify international capital and supporters of the 2016 coup around his candidacy with a final throw of the dice:...

‘Go back to the plantation’ – Curitiba moves to impeach 1st City Councilor

The first impeachment process against a city councilor in the 329-year history of Curitiba - the Brazilian city that most cherishes its "European heritage" - is underway, and it...

“There Will Be A Coup”: Newspaper Editor Urges Journalists To Report Imminent Attempt To Sabotage Election

A veteran editor at Folha de S.Paulo, Brazil's biggest newspaper, criticises colleagues for failing to adequately report and prepare the public for an imminent coup attempt by Bolsonaro and...