Jair Bolsonaro

 
Elitism remains the enemy of democracy
Elitism remains the enemy of democracy
For millions of people, South Africa is what Frantz Fanon called “a nonviable society”. Systemic unemployment makes it somewhere between...
Can the centre hold, or will South Africa get its own Bolsonaro?
Can the centre hold, or will South Africa get its own Bolsonaro?
Present indications are that South African voters are not gearing up to “do a Brazil” in the face of a mounting economic crisis and high levels...
South Africa’s not that different from Brazil
South Africa’s not that different from Brazil
Jair Bolsonaro is Brazil’s new leader after he took 55.1% of the vote in the second round of the presidential election on Sunday against centrist...
Why is democracy faltering?
Why is democracy faltering?
Jair Bolsonaro, the newly elected Brazilian president, is a far-right, gun-loving, media-baiting hyper-nationalist. The fact that he would be right...
Brazilian left reels as country lurches right
Brazilian left reels as country lurches right
Still stinging from the victory of far-right President-elect Jair Bolsonaro, Brazil's once-mighty Workers' Party now faces some tricky tasks:...
Fears for Amazon after Bolsonaro wins Brazil presidency
Fears for Amazon after Bolsonaro wins Brazil presidency
Environmentalists and rights groups reacted with dismay on Monday to the victory in Brazil of president-elect Jair Bolsonaro, a far-right champion...
What Bolsonaro’s election victory means
What Bolsonaro’s election victory means
Brazil, the largest economy in Latin America and the world’s sixth most populous elected a neo-fascist this weekend in the second round election...
Social media in the spotlight in Brazil presidential race
Social media in the spotlight in Brazil presidential race
Brazil, like other countries, is facing a very electronic election. WhatsApp, Facebook and Twitter are the weapons of choice to sway the country's...
Abiy Ahmed's Ethiopian exceptionalism
Abiy Ahmed's Ethiopian exceptionalism
Ethiopia’s new prime minister is trying to do things differently. If he succeeds, the consequences will be felt beyond his borders
National-populism: A new global model is born
National-populism: A new global model is born
History rarely repeats itself, but it often rhymes. Seen from Italy, the spectacle of far-right, pro-dictatorship Jair Bolsonaro winning the first round of...
Divided Brazil barrels towards uncertain presidential run-off
Divided Brazil barrels towards uncertain presidential run-off
A deeply polarised Brazil stood at a political crossroads Monday as the bruising first round of the presidential election left voters with a stark...
Brazil votes for new president, far-right Bolsonaro in lead
Brazil votes for new president, far-right Bolsonaro in lead
Brazilians head to the polls on Sunday to elect a new president, with far-right politician Jair Bolsonaro — who promises an iron-fisted...

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