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The Trumpification of the Latin American Right

South American conservatives have an unlikely new role model in fighting “left-wing fatigue.” 17 April 2018   Andrew Mullins  BY OMAR G. ENCARNACIÓN http://foreignpolicy.com/2018/04/16/the-trumpification-of-the-latin-american-right/ Brazilian president Michel Temer (L) and Argentine President Mauricio Macri arrive to pose for the official picture at the end of the Mercosur Summit in mendoza, on July …

After Tense Showdown, Brazil’s Da Silva in Police Custody

Former President da Silva was arrested on corruption charges after a fight with his supporters. Prior to this, he had told his supporters he would turn himself in but still claimed his innocents. Supporters surrounded the gates of a metalworkers headquarters to keep the police from arresting him, they then tied …

Brazil’s ex-president Lula, once the world’s ‘most popular politician,’ surrenders to face prison time

Francisco Palomo https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/the_americas/former-brazilian-president-lula-says-he-will-surrender-to-police-after-days-long-standoff/2018/04/07/fe0a2e28-3a72-11e8-af3c-2123715f78df_story.html?utm_term=.4cd81b4d59b0 Former Brazilian president, long hailed as the standard-bearer for the global left, turned himself in to police after a two-day standoff to face a 12-year prison sentence on corruption charges. Lula has vowed to run for re-election from prison, which will be a private 160-square-foot room where …

Lula: Former Brazilian president surrenders to police

Sophie Obert http://www.bbc.com/news/world-latin-america-43686174 Former president of Brazil, Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva, has been arrested on charges of corruption. He will begin a twelve year sentence. Once a frontrunner for their upcoming race, his arrest now leaves the race open. Lula has agreed to comply with the law. He received …

Supporters of Brazil’s Lula stop him surrendering

Timothy Shinkle http://www.bbc.com/news/world-latin-america-43684332 One of South America’s biggest Presidental Elections is scheduled for later this year in Brazil. The leading candidate was ex-president Sliva. In the past week, he faced down corruption charges that he said he was innocent of. However, he was still found guilty by the Brazilian court system. he …

Brazil’s da Silva calls demonstrations the work of fascists

The former president of Brazil Luis Inacio Lula da Silva is looking at the protest against him as fascism. There is currently an intense division in Brazil after an impeachment of a president and the implication of politicians in a corruption scandal.  Even though corruption charges could keep him from running …

Brazilian’s Portest After Black Human Right Activist is Murdered

Raven Oten https://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2018/03/15/594005158/brazilians-protest-after-black-human-rights-activist-is-murdered In Rio de Janeiro, Brazil there are thousands of people mourning over the murder of beloved Human Rights Activist, Marielle Franco. Franco was murdered on her way back from an event to promote the empowerment of Brazilian Black Women. As Franco was sitting inside of a car …

Brazil: Big rallies held after Rio politician is shot dead

After returning from a rally where she spoke up for black female empowerment, Marielle Franco was shot and killed, along with her driver. Police believe Franco was the main target. She was on the city council and many deemed her as a “champion for women’s rights.” The federal government is …

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