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Mon Jun 29, 2020, 08:35 PM

Top Brazil newspaper in pro-democracy drive as unease grows about Bolsonaro

Source: The Guardian

One of Brazil’s leading newspapers has launched a major pro-democracy campaign as unease grows about the threat many fear Jair Bolsonaro and his most militant supporters pose to the country’s political future.

Unveiling the initiative on Sunday, the Folha de São Paulo said systematic attacks from pro-Bolsonaro extremists were putting Brazilian democracy through its greatest “stress test” since the return of civilian rule in 1985.

The broadsheet urged readers to wear yellow in support of democracy and said voters needed to urgently remember the dark days of Brazil’s 1964-85 military regime, when hundreds of political opponents were killed or disappeared.

“We saw, and will never forget, the horrors of dictatorship, and we will always champion democracy,” the Folha de São Paulo declared.

Read more: https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/jun/28/top-brazil-newspaper-in-pro-democracy-drive-to-counter-bolsonaro

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Response to denem (Original post)

Mon Jun 29, 2020, 08:51 PM

1. It is strange to see so many parallels between Bolsonaro and trump.

My knowledge of Brazil is a bit sketchy, but it would be interesting to dig a little deeper into the similarities between the two.

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Mon Jun 29, 2020, 09:09 PM

2. Once again, this proves once and for all: ELECTIONS HAVE CONSEQUENCES!!

Doesn't matter who you are voting for, right wing assholes are the same no matter what country you're in. Don't vote for the right wing assholes.

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Mon Jun 29, 2020, 10:15 PM

3. So Predictable What Rulers Like Bolsonaro Will Do

Strong men only know how to be ruthless and when the enemy is a virus then ruthless backfires. And that is what we are seeing here once again. When being a bully doesn't work they have nothing to fall back on and that is exactly what is happening in Brazil and right on schedule. Their infection numbers are the same as ours currently and will likely pass us this week. And this disease will roar through the slums in Brazil with catastrophic quickness. The surprise has been that it has taken longer than expected to get up a full head of steam but that also represents a lot of squandered time, making Bolsonaro look that much worse.

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Tue Jun 30, 2020, 02:58 AM

4. This person is awful

He wants to ravage the Amazon

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2019/jan/02/brazil-jair-bolsonaro-amazon-rainforest-protections


He peddles his anti-environmentalism as populism with heaping doses of nationalism thrown in. In this day and age, a global drive towards urgency re: environmental protection should transcend borders. He makes it an us versus them issue. The man is an ass.


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