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Brazilian elections: Aftershocks of a populist regime

What a relief! Jair Bolsonaro is gone, but what will this populist’s legacy mean for the world? Last Sunday we saw the de-election of a controversial far-right president. This time, newspapers worldwide were not celebrating Donald Trump’s election defeat, but his uncannily similar Brazilian counterpart. Jair Messias Bolsenaro swept into power in 2019 following a […]

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Bother in Brazil

You may remember the days of the coy acronym ‘BRIC’ being bandied around by Western analysts as they predicted the rise of nations and the fruitful economic and political relationships which Brazil, Russia, India and China would offer. Well, there is not much fruit being borne from the authoritarian regimes of Russia and China as […]