Brazil: Terror and Reaction on the offensive

Far-right Jair Bolsonaro Wins Brazil’s Presidential Elections

28 October 2018

The electoral authority announced the results at 7:00 p.m. local time after the closing of the last polling stations.
Far-right politician Jair Bolsonaro has won the Brazilian presidential elections with over 55 percent of the vote beating leftist Fernando Haddad who scored 44.3 percent in the country’s most polarized elections in decades.
According to the latest polls, support for Bolsonaro grew by six million votes, however, his opponent won an additional 13 million since the first-round elections earlier this month.

Some 21.17 percent of Brazilian abstained from the elections while another 7.43 percent of the ballots were marked null.

Bolsonaro Vows to Leave UN: It’s Where Communists Meet

28 October 2018

Brazil’s right-wing presidential candidate, Jair Bolsonaro threatened to take Brazil out of the UN, what he calls meeting place for communists.As Brazilians are at the polls on Sunday deciding between leftist Workers’ Party Fernando Haddad and the far-right Jair Bolsonaro in a run-off presidential competition, comments from Bolsonaro are resurfacing where the Social Liberal Party (PSL) candidate said that if elected he would pull out Brazil from the United Nations because it’s full of “communists.”
“If I am president, I will leave the UN. That institution is of no use,” announced the former army captain at a military ceremony held in Rio de Janeiro on July 22.

Brazil Elections: a conversation with social leader Frei Betto

Oct 27, 2018

The second round of elections in Brazil will take place Oct. 28, and this time two opponents will face off. On the one side is Fernando Haddad from the Workers’ Party (PT) who promises to continue the project started by Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva and Dilma Rousseff. In the other corner is Jair Bolsonaro, an ultra-right candidate who has expressed openly homophobic, racist, misogynist and repressive rhetoric.
“These are crucial elections. Either democracy or dictatorship will win, as Hitler was elected by democratic vote in 1933,” premised Carlos Alberto Libanio Christo, in an exclusive interview with teleSUR. The Dominican friar is an author to more than 50 books, a philosopher, a liberation theologian, and social and political leader, who is also affectionately known as Frei Betto.

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A Day Before Brazil Elections, Bolsonaro Supporter Kills Young Man at Haddad Rally

28 October 2018

Charlione Lessa Albuquerque, 23, was shot dead during a rally on behalf of the Workers’ Party (PT) candidate Fernando Haddad, Saturday in Pacajus, in Grande Fortaleza, just ahead of the second round of Brazil elections on Oct. 28.
The information was confirmed by the Public Security Secretariat of the State of Ceara. He was with his mother in a car when armed men, an alleged supporter of the far-right candidate Jair Bolsonaro, got out from another vehicle.
Charlione was the son of Maria Regina Lessa, the president of National Secretary of the Working Women of CNTRV/CUT (National Confederation of Workers of the Clothing Sector of the CUT).