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Eria Sane Nsubuga, Abeekalakasa temwesembereza mmundu (Avoid Guns when in Public Places), 2014.

Hybrid wars are destroying Democracies

In Brazil recently, I gave an interview to Brasil de Fato, which was born in 2003 as the weekly magazine of the World Social Forum. It is now one of the most important windows into Brazil’s political world. The newsletter this week carries the text of most of the interview.

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The defeat of democracy in Brazil

Many wonder how it is possible, following the democratic governments of Fernando Henrique Cardoso, Lula, and Dilma Rousseff, that Brazilians have elected as President a shady federal deputy and die-hard defender of the military dictatorship that ruledthe country 1964-1985.

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Students in São Paulo debating resistance to Bolsonaro after the election. [Pic- Margarida Salomão on Twitter.]

The lesson of Brazil

The catastrophe–expected and foreseeable–has happened. This immense country, with its 200 million inhabitants, is now in darkness. At best, it will take a decade or two to emerge.

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