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2019: the year my worst nightmares came true

By Cynara Menezes Never in my worst nightmares did I imagine Jair Bolsonaro would become President of Brazil. To me he was always just a bad joke – an evil folk character and B-level politician who would never rise to greater heights. Imagine my surprise and displeasure to see that millions of Brazilians would vote […]

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New book describes how Bolsonaro was elected “by force” – by the Armed Forces

‘Os Onze – O STF, seus bastidores e suas crises’ reveals further evidence of the Pro-Bolsonaro Soft Coup at the 2018 Election. By André Barrocal, CartaCapital. On Tuesday before Sunday’s final vote in the 2018 election, there was a meeting in the Superior Electoral Court between court judges and the then-general at the head of government […]

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31/3/1964: Brasil’s Zombie History

On March 31, extreme-right Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro has called for the Military to commemorate the Coup of 1964, a Coup which he insists was nothing of the sort. Such commemorations were outlawed under Dilma Rousseff in 2011, and for the Brazil of 2019 to celebrate the anniversary in any form is horrific. It is also unsurprising, […]

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Meet the Military Junta running Brasil

A Junta has taken the power that was left vacant by the cartoon caricatures of Bolsonaro and his sons. Captain Jair may continue living in the Presidential Palace and even play video games in his office in the Capital building. All he has to do is obey his commanding officers, the generals. by Mauro Lopes It was a […]

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AI-5 and the forbidden future of Brasil

On the 50th anniversary of Institutional Act 5, the 1968 “coup within the coup” which ushered in an even more brutal and repressive phase of the Military dictatorship, historian Fernando Horta explains how its malign influence never went away, and is now again casting a shadow over Brazilian society. by Fernando Horta. It has been said […]

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Etchegoyen: Brasil’s Strongest Man?

In February 2017, ousted President Dilma Rousseff warned of a second, more radical and more repressive phase of the Coup d’état which removed her from office – akin to the “Institutional Acts” in the years following the Military Coup of 1964. General Sérgio Westphalen Etchegoyen, architect of the 2018 Federal Military Intervention in Rio de Janeiro, personally […]

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Brizola ’89: The Coup That Never Was…

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