Patrice Riemens on Thu, 11 Oct 2018 08:58:06 +0200 (CEST)

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<nettime> Follow Glenn Greenwald on Brazil in The Intercept


Re: Brazil elections & politics, one could pbly do worse than following Glenn Greenwald's posts on TheIntercept:

like yesterday's :

Most Western news consumers are aware that, in Brazil, far-right presidential candidate, Jair Bolsonaro, came close in Sunday’s national election to winning 50 percent of the vote needed to win without a runoff (he received 46.2 percent). Bolsonaro is now highly likely to prevail on October 28 against his opponent, the liberal Workers’ Party candidate Fernando Haddad, who finished a distant second with 29 percent. That result, by itself, is stunning, given that Bolsonaro is an undiluted, explicit authoritarian in the model of the Philippines’s Rodrigo Duterte and Egypt’s Abdel Fattah el-Sisi — one could easily say “fascist” even using the most narrow and rigorous sense of that term — who had been a fringe figure in politics for decades, but is now poised to assume the presidency.

But the consequences of Sunday’s election extend far beyond Bolsonaro’s likely victory.

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