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AUTHORITARIANISM DEMOCRACY ELECTION 2022 FASCISM INTERVIEW

Why Bolsonaro’s Auto-Coup Will Fail: An Interview With Manuel Gerson

Since 1932, Brazil’s elections have been managed by an electoral court system which establishes rules for and regulates the entire voting process, with the power to audit campaign finances and punish people who violate election laws. For the past 2 years, Brazilian President Bolsonaro and some allies in the military and business community have led […]

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AUTHORITARIANISM DEMOCRACY ELECTION 2022 INTERVIEW POLITICS

Stephen Fry Interview: “Everything I feared about Bolsonaro came true”

I really did feel that for the first time in my life I’d been in the presence of something quite frighteningly evil An interview by Brian Mier British actor, director and author Stephen Fry is well-known around the world for many reasons. In Brazil, he is famous for being the first well known English-speaking personality […]

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Letter To Brazilians In Defense Of The Democratic Rule Of Law

An open letter in defense of Brazil’s democracy against the Bolsonaro government’s preemptive attempt to sabotage this year’s elections, drafted by the São Paulo Federation of Industries (FIESP) has quickly gathered over 1 million signatures. On August 11, Brazilian National Students Day, crowds in the thousands gathered at dozens of public universities where the letter […]

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AUTHORITARIANISM DEMOCRACY ELECTION 2022 POLITICS

Brazil’s Coup May Come After Lula Takes Office

In 2023, the bolsonarista horde, kept mobilized by the discourse of electoral fraud, may return to the streets demanding the deposition of the new “illegitimately elected” president. By Marcelo Zero Bolsonaro has been following a well known script, inherited from Steve Bannon, to try to stay in power. He is attacking the electoral system, “denouncing” […]

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ARMED FORCES AUTHORITARIANISM DEMOCRACY ELECTION 2022

Bolsonaro “Announces Coup” To Foreign Ambassadors

Jair Bolsonaro has been accused of “announcing the coup” to summoned foreign Ambassadors. The extraordinary meeting at Alvorada palace was reportedly convened at the request of the Military core in his government, which is increasingly seen as the genuine power running Brazil, is demanding the right to run its own parallel vote count, and has […]

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ARMED FORCES AUTHORITARIANISM ELECTION 2022 FOREIGN POLICY UNITED STATES

Exclusive: US Lawmakers Pressure Brazilian Military

Amendment 893 to National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2023 calls to end military aid to Brazil if its armed forces tamper with this year’s presidential elections. by Brian Mier Brazilian President Bolsonaro and his cabinet ministers, nearly half of whom are military generals, have made repeated threats against the integrity of this years […]

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Brazil’s Election And Coup Threat: State Of Play

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AMAZON AUTHORITARIANISM ENVIRONMENT INDIGENOUS RIGHTS

What Made Bruno And Dom Targets?

When the monsters that govern Brazil today thought they had put an end to  resistance against the invasion of indigenous lands after transforming Funai into a militarized anti-indigenous foundation, Bruno reinvented himself and continued the fight By Laura Capriglione The disappearances of indigenous rights advocate Bruno Pereira and journalist Dom Phillips echo like a tragic […]

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ARMED FORCES AUTHORITARIANISM ELECTION 2022 FASCISM

Fearing Violence, International Bodies “Already Monitoring” Brazil Election

“October may be too late”, international monitors told. UOL report that “International bodies will not wait until October to monitor Brazil’s electoral process, considered by foreign observers to be one of the most tense in decades in the country”. The Inter-American Commission on Human Rights, OAS (Organisation of American States) and the regional office of […]

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64-85 DICTATORSHIP ARMED FORCES AUTHORITARIANISM ELECTION 2022 FASCISM IMPERIALISM UNITED STATES

Brazilian Journalist Urges Biden: “Don’t Support Bolsonaro Coup Attempt”

As the first meeting between U.S. President Joe Biden and Brazilian counterpart Jair Bolsonaro is announced, Journalist Jamil Chade urges Biden to sieze a “historic opportunity to support democracy”, and not follow in the footsteps of predecessor Lyndon Johnson. In a letter to Joe Biden, Brazilian journalist Jamil Chade warned the president of the “historic […]