Tag: Dictatorship

A soldier stands guard in front of the Brazilian national flag on Army Day in São Paulo. Miguel Schincariol/AFP

The Militarization of Brazil’s Government Shows the Country Never Transitioned to Full Democracy

When former paratrooper captain Jair Bolsonaro was inaugurated as president of the Brazilian Republic ...

President Jair Bolsonaro with military brass

Brazil President’s Courtship with a Coup Leads to Mass Resignation of Armed Forces Heads

Brazil’s President Jair Bolsonaro Tuesday accepted the resignations of the current heads of the ...

Deus e o Diabo na Terra do Sol (Black God, White Devil), from 1964, was directed by Gláuber Rocha and stars Othon Bastos

Brazil Bringing to the Screens a Revisionist History of the Country

Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro’s administration is embarking on a project of cultural and historical ...

Brazilian president, general Ernesto Geisel, parades in an open car in Brasília, in 1968

Brazil Military Afraid Closeness to President-elect Bolsonaro Might Hurt Its Reputation

Brazilian President-elect Jair Messias Bolsonaro is a former paratrooper; his vice president, Hamilton Mourão, ...

Jair Bolsonaro, in campaign, on the arms of this fans

Presidential Elections: Will Brazil Be Condemned to Repeat Its Authoritarian Past?

For 21 years Brazil has experienced a brutal military dictatorship which lasted from 1964-1985. ...

The murder of councilwoman Marielle in Rio shocked Brazil and the world

Marielle’s Murder in Rio Is Also a Blow to Those Fighting for Better Times

A couple of weeks ago, I wrote a piece for DemocraciaAbierta, following this year’s ...

United States' president, Donald J. Trump

Rousseff, Brazil’s Ex-president, Calls Trump’s Meddling in Venezuela Irresponsible and Criminal

Washington’s attempts to interfere in politics in South America, including in Venezuela, are “extremely ...

President Michel Temer talks in Brasília - Beto Barata/PR

Poll Shows Brazilian President as Most Unpopular Leader Since the Dictatorship

Brazilian President Michel Temer’s popularity has plummeted down to just 3 percent, according to ...