Tag: Brazil

Bolsonaro Is A Pivotal Part Of Trump’s Plans To Build “Fortress America”

The election of Jair Bolsonaro as Brazil’s next president is a major step in the direction of Trump’s plans to build a “Fortress America” that he intends will cement the US’ hegemonic influence in the Western Hemisphere by systematically squeezing China out of Latin America. Jair Bolsonaro’s election as Brazil’s […]

Brazil’s Broken Presidential System: An Extremist Like Bolsonaro Would Not Have Won in a Parliamentary Democracy

Jair Bolsonaro – a true extremist  Asia woke up and Europe went to sleep with the news that South America’s largest nation had just elected Jair Bolsonaro as the new Brazilian President after round two of elections on the 28th of October. Bolsonaro had a commanding plurality of votes in the first […]

Quotes Compared: Duterte vs. Bolsonaro

Because The Philippines remains stuck with a presidential system that is more typical of Latin American political systems than those of the ASEAN neighborus of The Philippines, many false analogies have been made comparing reformist Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte and Brazil’s extremist President Elect Jair Bolsonaro. Previously, Eurasia Future published a […]

The Liberal Who Cried Fascist: Misuse of The “F-Word” is Allowing Brazil to Slip Into The Hands of The Far-Right

The Hellenic fable writer Aesop famously wrote about The Boy Who Cried Wolf. In the story, a local shepherd boy repeatedly runs into his village falsely shouting that a wolf is approaching. When later the boy actually does spot a wolf, none of the villages believe that his alarm is sincere […]

Roger Waters Speaks Out Against Jair Bolsonaro And Discovers Brazil’s Extreme Wealth Gap In The Flesh

For the impoverished Brazilians whose favelas (slums) are within earshot of some of Brazil’s most wealthy neighbourhoods and most prestigious public locations, the Roger Waters concert dedicated to opposing the reactionary Presidential candidate Jair Bolsonaro was clearly out of their price range. This is certainly not a criticism of Waters as […]