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Gabriel Deslandes

Return to Monarchy? Pining for Brazil’s backwards Imperial past

by Gabriel Deslandes In the middle of the worst political and economic crisis in Brazil's republican history, certain themes and ideological rallying cries that were dormant have re-emerged. Some of them involve...

How conservative corruption opened a fascist door in Rio

Massive corruption in Rio de Janeiro's disastrous Public/Private transportation partnerships brought an end to decades of MDB party hegemony, but the power vacuum that it opened was filled by neofascists. by...

New Rio governor wants snipers

Rio police killed over 1000 people last year. Now Jair Bolsonaro's neofascist gubernatorial ally says he wants police snipers to assassinate low level drug traffickers in favelas. By Gabriel Deslandes The new...

Globo: Evangelical ascension, a threat to its hegemony – Part 3

By Gabriel Deslandes. The successive institutional crises of Brazil, along with the social chaos provoked by the economic crisis, installed a climate of an apparently unforseen collective mistrust which all conventional politicians...

Globo: The fall of the Worker’s Party, live in color – Part 2

By Gabriel Deslandes. When the Worker’s Party PT saw itself being pressured like never before by the media coverage of the “mensalão” scandal, its’ leaders probably did not imagine that years later,...

Globo: from coup-plotting to far-right contestations – Part 1

By Gabriel Deslandes. There’s something unforeseen stirring up in the empire of the biggest telecommunications network in Latin America. For the first time in a while, Rede Globo is confronted with adversaries...

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Military Plans Control Of Brazil’s “Manifest” Political Destiny Until 2035

Since the return of Brazil's military to government in 2016, it's objectives, and desire for permanence of its political project far beyond current frontman Bolsonaro, have become increasingly clear....

“Free And Fair”: US Government’s Unsettling New Calm On Brazil Election

Until recently US lawmakers and officials had warned of "democratic decline" in Brazil. Now emerges a new official insistence that the coming election will be "free and fair". There...

UN Alerted Over “Unprecedented Authoritarian Risk” To Brazil Election

Monica Bergamo reports in Folha de S.Paulo newspaper that UN Special Rapporteur for the Independence of Judges and Lawyers, Diego Garcia, received a document on the 17th May in which...