Thursday, August 18, 2022

Elections

Nicaragua: a contested election

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William Robinson in NACLA argued that the recent Nicaraguan presidential election was a 'sham'. Here two journlists examine his arguments in detail and offer a very different view.

Lula leads the polls

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Lula is riding high in the polls, but faces daunting challenges if he is elected. Will Bolsonaro go quietly or imitate Trump. If Bolsonaro wins, the Amazon will be lost.

Brazil’s 2022 election: reading the runes

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Polls give Lula a decisive lead in the run-up to this year's presidential elections. Will the Bolsonaros (Jair and his sons) allow the victory, or will they play the Trump card?

Chile: una revolución de hembras

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Gabriel Boric, elected President of Chile with a sound majority in December, took office on 11 March, swearing in a cabinet with 14 women and 10 men. To Imogen Mark this felt like a real revolution.

Brazil: Lula’s victory over lawfare

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With the last law-suits against him dropped, Lula is busy building support for himself and likely running-mate Geraldo Alckmin in the run-up to the presidential elections in October 2022.

Bolsonaro provokes constitutional crisis to cloak scandals

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Mired in scandal, Bolsonaro provokes a constitutional crisis to divert attention. But, as Lula's campaign gears up, the key question is what the military will do.

Colombian elections 2022: Petro or Fico? 

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Colombia’s presidential elections are just around the corner (with a second round in June if no candidate obtains more than 50 per cent of the vote).  Jorge Luis Rodriguez, a graduate from Bogota’s Los Andes university, takes a closer look at the two main candidates and what’s at stake for Colombians.

Brazil: not only bad, but mad

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Jair Bolsonaro has launched a frontal assault on the same electoral system which brought him to the presidency. This is part of a three-pronged strategy to discredit Brazil's democracy and refuse to accept any outcome other than his own victory

Colombia has awakened

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Despite everything – the media, the fear mongering, the status quo – Petro won. Omar Rincón unpicks the recent Colombian elections.

Brazil: Letter for democracy

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Recalling the famous 1977 Letter for Democracy, the 2022 Carta pela Democracia has gathered more than a million signatures from lawyers, academics, trade unionists, black leaders, business leaders and trades unionists -- all warning against any attempt by Bolsonaro to stage a coup if he should lose the presidential election

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