Tag: Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva

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 […]

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 […]

Brazil’s Democracy is Dying While Pakistan’s Enters a Renaissance

The Brazilian Foreign Ministry has rejected calls from the United Nations to allow jailed former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva full access to the public and media during his attempt to run for a further term in this year’s Presidential election while languishing behind bars. While Brazil’s democracy was always […]