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Fascism takes Brazil.

Oct 30
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Democracy died in 2016, when the US government and international capital supported the overthrow of democratically elected president Dilma Rousseff, over a non-impeachable budgetary infraction that was legalized one week after she left office, and the new coup government, which is now being referred to as the 'Weimar Republic of 21st century Brazil' started doing everything the US government wanted it to. That's when democracy really died.

Live from São Paulo, correspondent Brian Mier reports on the victory of neofascist Jair Bolsonaro in Sunday's Brazilian elections, the right's threat to the people and environment of the country (and the Latin American region) and the complicity of the Global North in both Bolsonaro's rise and the dismantling Brazil's young democracy that made it possible.

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Brian Mier is an editor at Brasil Wire and a freelance writer and producer.

 

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