Opinion

Brazil’s political leaders heading for history’s backdoor

Brazil's political leaders heading for history's backdoor
Brazil’s political leaders: taking cowardice to a new level

Brazilian voters dished out a big slap on the face of the political establishment. They said no to politics as usual, to the same old names. I could be wrong, of course, but I see the choice for Jair Bolsonaro as more of a desperate attempt to shake things up, rather than a conscious choice in favor of fascism.

Yes, Brazil is a society haunted by structural racism, gender inequality, and class prejudice. But a vote for a man who wants to wreck the system feels more like a cry for help from the majority of...

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