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  • 'I don't see any reason for feminism': the women backing Brazil's Bolsonaro October 14, 2018
    The openly sexist presidential candidate has faced an extraordinary backlash. So why do many women support him? They are not victims, and they don’t need anyone’s sympathy. They have no time for “whiny feminists” – and no need for the government to guarantee equal pay.They earned what they’ve achieved, often juggling a professional life with […]
    Anna Jean Kaiser in São Paulo
  • 'Flowering of hate': bitter election brings wave of political violence to Brazil October 12, 2018
    Supporters of presidential candidate Jair Bolsonaro, who is leading in polls, have attacked journalists and activistsThe two contenders in Brazil’s bitterly contested presidential race have urged calm after a wave of attacks on journalists, activists and members of the LGBT community by supporters of far-right candidate Jair Bolsonaro including beatings, a knife attack and a […]
    Dom Phillips in Rio de Janeiro
  • Brazil's far-right presidential candidate denies links to Steve Bannon after son's claims October 12, 2018
    Son of frontrunner Jair Bolsonaro has been pictured with the former Trump strategist and said he offered assistanceThe far-right presidential candidate Jair Bolsonaro said on Thursday his campaign had no ties to former White House strategist Steve Bannon, contradicting claims by one of Bolsonaro’s sons.Bolsonaro, who won the first round of Brazil’s presidential election Sunday […]
    Associated Press
  • The new Venezuela? Brazil populist Bolsonaro's scare tactic gains traction October 11, 2018
    The far-right candidate has sought, with little evidence, to link his Worker’s party opponent to Brazil’s neighbour’s troublesBefore he was frontrunner to become Brazil’s next president, Jair Bolsonaro tried his hand at film-making.The picture? A 26-minute polemic posted on YouTube called Venezuela: An Alert for Brazil. Related: I hope my fellow Brazilians see through Bolsonaro […]
    Tom Phillips and Dom Phillips in Rio de Janeiro
  • Roger Waters divides crowd with anti-Bolsonaro comments at Brazil concert October 10, 2018
    Ex-Pink Floyd bass player warns: ‘Neo-fascism is on the rise’Remarks at São Paulo gig draw cheers and jeers from audiencePink Floyd founder Roger Waters waded neck-deep into the acrimony of Brazil’s presidential election on Tuesday night, condemning the far-right frontrunner, Jair Bolsonaro, as a neo-fascist in the mold of Donald Trump, Nigel Farage and Hungary’s […]
    Tom Phillips Latin America correspondent
  • Brazil battles fake news 'tsunami' amid polarized presidential election October 10, 2018
    Electoral court orders Facebook to remove links to 33 fake news stories targeting Fernando Haddad’s vice-presidential candidateAs Brazil nears the climax of its bitterest and most polarized election in recent history, academics and digital activists fighting to stem a rising tide of fake news say that accurate coverage of the campaign risks being drowned out […]
    Dom Phillips in Rio de Janeiro
  • Brazil's far-right frontrunner Bolsonaro vows to rule with 'authority not authoritarianism' October 9, 2018
    After his first-round victory, Jair Bolsonaro tries to allay fears that Brazil could lurch back towards dictatorship under his commandBrazil needs to be ruled “with authority but without authoritarianism”, the far-right frontrunner to become its next president has declared in an apparent attempt to allay fears of the tyrannical tack many fear Latin America’s largest […]
    Tom Phillips Latin America correspondent
  • Amazon at risk from Bolsonaro's grim attack on the environment | Fabiano Maisonnave October 9, 2018
    Threats to the rainforest and its people and an end to the Paris agreement are among the promises of Brazil’s presidential hopeful, reports Climate HomeNo more Paris agreement. No more ministry of environment. A paved highway cutting through the Amazon.Not only that. Indigenous territories opened to mining. Relaxed environmental law enforcement and licensing. International NGOs, […]
    Fabiano Maisonnave for Climate Home, part of the Guardian Environment Network
  • Bolsonaro allies ride conservative wave in Brazil elections October 8, 2018
    Upsets include little-known judge beating Rio Olympics mayor in state governor race Eduardo Paes, the voluble, samba-dancing former mayor of Rio de Janeiro who presided over its Olympic Games, had expected to win his bid to become governor of Rio de Janeiro state. He had been leading the polls with 27% and was considered to […]
    Dom Phillips in Rio de Janeiro
  • The Guardian view on climate change: a global emergency | Editorial October 8, 2018
    The consequences of catastrophic warming will be political and even military, not just environmentalClimate change is an existential threat to the human race. This may seem an absurd or alarmist statement, since we have been conditioned by unparallelled growth to expect that there are no catastrophes that are insurmountable. Even apocalyptic science fiction deals with […]
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