Almost three weeks after the second-round Brazilian presidential election, President Jair Bolsonaro still has not explicitly conceded. The chances Bolsonaro could stage a successful coup have diminished rapidly. Now what's next for Brazil as Luiz Inácio "Lula" da Silva transitions into office? Richard Matoušek reports from Recife.
Some Brazilians’ desire to climb class rungs has helped win votes for incumbent President Jair Bolsonaro and his Liberal Party (PL) colleagues at the local and legislative levels of government. This, despite an appetite for progressive politics after four years of the “underpinnings and trappings of fascist rule” as well as hundreds of thousands of avoidable COVID-19 deaths. Richard Matoušek reports from São Paolo on what's next as the second-round presidential election looms in Brazil.
While many are celebrating the potential rise of another “Pink Tide” in Latin America and the emergence of a truly multipolar world, it seems clear that the fight for Haitian sovereignty will continue to be outside of “leftist” imaginations, writes Jemima Pierre.
With Brazil being the fifth-largest country by area, along with the seventh-largest population and economy, the outcome of the October 2 first-round presidential election could not only significantly alter the lives of Brazilians, but impact regional politics that have recently swung left, as well as the health of the planet. Richard Matoušek reports from São Paolo.
Oppressed communities in Colombia see newly-elected President Gustavo Petro’s proposal to reform healthcare—among other aspects of Colombian society—as aligning with their culture as well as their spiritual understanding, reports Natalia Torres Garzon.
Chile’s population rejecting a proposed constitution on September 4 will hit hard one group: Indigenous people, who are socially and economically disadvantaged, thanks to generations of land dispossession and invisibility in Chile’s political landscape. Carole Concha Bell reports.