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“At the Mercy of a Deranged Lunatic” – How Jair Bolsonaro Is Endangering Brazil During COVID–19

    “At the Mercy of a Deranged Lunatic” – How Jair Bolsonaro Is Endangering Brazil During COVID–19

In what may be its darkest hour, Brazil is at the mercy of a deranged lunatic. This is no exaggeration, wrote independent outlet Brasil Wire yesterday. The country’s far-right President Jair Bolsonaro tested positive for COVID–19 on March 13, his son Eduardo confirming it to Fox News. The news came as no great surprise as…

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Report Shows Corporations and Bolsonaro Teaming Up to Destroy the Amazon

    Report Shows Corporations and Bolsonaro Teaming Up to Destroy the Amazon

As deforestation in Brazil’s Amazon rainforest reaches the highest level in a decade, the rainforest’s indigenous peoples and their supporters have called for action against the political and business interests they blame for a spike in illegal logging and other resource extraction. A report released by Amazon Watch as part of its ongoing “Complicity in…

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Bolsonaro at Langley: New US Lapdog Pays Homage to the Empire

    Bolsonaro at Langley: New US Lapdog Pays Homage to the Empire

FAIRFAX COUNTY, VIRGINIA — Brazil’s new fascist president, Jair Bolsonaro, touched down in Washington to pay homage at the CIA headquarters and to visit President Donald Trump, with whom he met on Tuesday. All reports are that the meeting between the two heads of state went very well — not surprisingly, given how similar their…

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Photo of Brazil President-Elect Bolsonaro’s Sons Wearing IDF and Mossad Shirts Goes Viral

    Photo of Brazil President-Elect Bolsonaro’s Sons Wearing IDF and Mossad Shirts Goes Viral

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL — Just a week after far-right candidate Jair Bolsonaro’s electoral victory in Brazil’s presidential election, the consequences of fascism and support for apartheid and ethno-nationalism rising to power are already coming to fruition. A photo of Bolsonaro’s sons donning shirts depicting logos of Israel’s Mossad spy agency and “Israeli Defense Forces”…

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Praising Brazil’s New Fascist Leader as ‘Like-Minded,’ Bolton Hails Brazilian Strongman as Welcome Ally in Crushing Latin American Left

  Praising Brazil’s New Fascist Leader as ‘Like-Minded,’ Bolton Hails Brazilian Strongman as Welcome Ally in Crushing Latin American Left

Declaring not just sympathy but outright admiration for a fascist who has threatened violence against his leftist political opponents, celebrated the use of torture, and promised to give the police free rein to murder at will, U.S. national security adviser John Bolton on Thursday praised Brazil’s newly elected strongman President Jair Bolsonaro as a “like-minded” partner who shares…

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Israeli PM Set to Attend Inauguration of Brazil’s Bolsonaro, Highlighting Likud Support for Ethno-Nationalist Politicians Abroad

  Israeli PM Set to Attend Inauguration of Brazil’s Bolsonaro, Highlighting Likud Support for Ethno-Nationalist Politicians Abroad

TEL AVIV, ISRAEL — Following the victory of Jair Bolsonaro in Sunday’s Brazilian election, events have suggested that the consequences of the far-right politician’s rise to power will reach far beyond Latin America. Indeed, the Middle East is set to feel the effects of Bolsonaro’s rise to power directly, as his administration will continue the…

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Latin America Returns to Washington’s Fold – and to Fascism

  Latin America Returns to Washington’s Fold – and to Fascism

Latin America is re-converting into Washington’s backyard and as a sideline is returning to fascist rule, similar but worse than the sixties seventies and eighties, which stood under the spell of the CIA-led Operation of Plan Condor. Many call the current right-wing trend Operation Condor II which is probably as close to the truth as…

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Venezuela Opposition Invites Newly Elected Brazilian President to Intervene in Venezuela

  Venezuela Opposition Invites Newly Elected Brazilian President to Intervene in Venezuela

Venezuela’s opposition has welcomed the victory of ultra-right candidate Jair Bolsonaro in Brazil’s presidential elections Sunday, calling on the new president-elect to intervene in Venezuela in line with their political goals. Bolsonaro won the second round with 55 percent despite nearly 10 percent of ballots being marked null or void. Abstention was 22 percent, one point higher…

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Welcome to the Jungle: Jair Bolsonaro Brings Perfect Storm of Fascism and Neoliberalism to Brazil

  Welcome to the Jungle: Jair Bolsonaro Brings Perfect Storm of Fascism and Neoliberalism to Brazil

It’s darkness at the break of (tropical) high noon. Jean Baudrillard once defined Brazil as “the chlorophyll of our planet”. And yet a land vastly associated worldwide with the soft power of creative joie de vivre has elected a fascist for president. Brazil is a land torn apart. Former paratrooper Jair Bolsonaro was elected with 55.63 percent…

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Despite Bannon’s Role in Campaign, Bolsonaro is not Brazil’s Trump – He’s Far Worse

  Despite Bannon’s Role in Campaign, Bolsonaro is not Brazil’s Trump – He’s Far Worse

BRASILIA, BRAZIL — The rise to prominence of Brazil’s far-right presidential candidate Jair Bolsonaro has given many in Brazil and abroad cause for concern. Bolsonaro – once considered a “fringe” politician – has publicly proposed bringing back elements of the country’s former military dictatorship, which he has often promoted over his three-decades-long career in Brazil’s…

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