Saturday, October 27, 2018

Brazil's Stark Moment: Fascist v. Socialist World Political Precursor

Calling Brazil’s Presidential Frontrunner ‘Neofascist’ is Accurate


October 26, 2018

This Sunday, Brazilians will hold their perhaps most important runoff election of their lifetime when they choose a new president. The choice is between an unrepentant far-right militarist- some would even say neofascist- Jair Bolsonaro, and the center-left candidate of the Worker’s Party, Fernando Haddad.

So far Bolsonaro has been leading in all opinion polls. Major issues in this campaign have been the right-wing violence against Bolsonaro opponents, a What’sApp social media disinformation campaign, and what should be done about Brazil’s rampant corruption and crime.

Brazilians face a momentous decision on Sunday, between ‘neo-fascist’ frontrunner Jair Bolsonaro and the Workers Party’s Fernando Haddad. How did Brazil get to this point? We discuss the situation with Alex Hochuli.

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