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Elections 2022: And They’re Off…

The candidates have not been officially declared for this year’s Brazilian presidential elections but we all know who they are, and they can be divided into two categories… By Brian Mier I moved to Rio de Janeiro in 1991 during the inflation crisis when Fernando Collor was president. There was plenty of poverty in my […]

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With eye on Brazil, Progressive International launches dedicated election observatory

With elections looming in Chile, Honduras, Colombia and Brazil, the Progressive International is formalising a dedicated election observatory to monitor threats to democracy from the far-right. The initiative follows successful observer missions to Bolivia, Ecuador and Peru.   By María Luisa Ortega and David Adler Around the world, democratic institutions are under attack. From Narendra […]

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Vladimir Safatle: There was no election in 2018. Relying on the US is suicide.

In an interview by Leneide Duarte-Plon for Carta Maior, writer, philosophy professor and psychoanalyst Vladimir Safatle spoke of the coming elections and Brazil’s democratic collapse. In 2018, Safatle, then a regular columnist at Folha newspaper, was ridiculed for a literal reading of his suggestion that there would be no election that year. Three years later […]

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After Sept. 7: Bolsonaro’s Record Disapproval

Beleaguered far right Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro’s attempt to boost popularity through public rallies and fascist threats against government institutions has backfired, as his approval rating falls to a new low. by Gabriel Deslandes A survey by Datafolha, the research institute linked to  Folha de São Paulo newspaper, shows that President Jair Bolsonaro’s disapproval rating […]

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Steve Bannon Declares War On Lula 

By Nathália Urban  Far-right guru and former White House strategist Steve Bannon has been using his political weight to support Jair Bolsonaro’s electoral campaign. Eduardo Bolsonaro, Jair’s congressman son, met Bannon last Tuesday, at a conference organized by Mike Lindell, Trump supporting businessman and one of those responsible for spreading conspiracy theories about the victory of […]

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Economist From AS/COA Member Santander Suggests New Coup To Prevent Lula’s Return

Brazil’s Workers Party has reacted with indignation to a report from an economist at Banco Santander which openly defended a new coup to prevent former President Lula da Silva from returning to the presidency. Santander is a member of Wall Street Lobby and Think Tank Council of the Americas (AS/COA), and its head of corporate & […]

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Bolsonaro Attacks International Left As He Tries To Prove Electoral Fraud

By Nathália Urban  In yet another attempt to discredit the Brazilian electoral system, Bolsonaro claimed without evidence that the left rigged the 2018 elections. In an August 9 interview, the president said: “the left hired a hacker to divert 12 million votes, with money from the Foro de São Paulo, of the FARC, of ​​Narcos”. Bolsonaro […]

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Brazil’s US-Backed Military Regime Casts Shadow Over Hopes For 2022 Election

Without acknowledgement of Brazil’s government for what it is – effectively a US-backed military regime – no sense can be made of its recent past nor useful analysis of its coming elections. With attempts to force changes to the voting system, backed by threats that the 2022 elections will not take place at all, Brazil […]

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Bolsonaro’s Printed Vote Proposal Is “Return To Election Fraud”, Says TSE President

President of the TSE (Superior Electoral Court), Luís Roberto Barroso, insists that the printed vote “will be bad for Brazilian democracy”. 247 – The president of the Superior Electoral Court (TSE), Minister Luís Roberto Barroso, said at a press conference this Monday (21) that in his assessment the adoption of the printed vote represents a […]

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The Ciro Delusion

There is one person who believes that Ciro Gomes will be the next president of Brazil. His name is Ciro. 18 months out from the 2022 presidential election, Gomes sits on 6% in the latest Datafolha polls. This figure is less than half of what he achieved in the 2018 first round, and a withering […]