Colombia: National Strike or Deadly Riots?

Image from Al Jazeera (Placard reads “Duque is not my President”) 22-05-2021: The riot is the rhyme of the unheard. So goes the perceptive axiom which describes the fits of repressed anger impoverished masses occasionally release on an unsuspecting body politic. Tired of being ignored and marginalised, grinding poverty and oppression becomes too much to bear, and is expressed in a collective and sometimes violent … Continue reading Colombia: National Strike or Deadly Riots?

Brazil: “Trump of the Tropics” Assisted into Power

Brazil: “Trump of the Tropics” Assisted into Power 17-11-2018 – Fascism has arrived in Brazil. Or so we are told. Jair Bolsonaro, who won the Presidential candidacy of the Social Liberal Party (PSL) after only joining that party at the beginning of the year, won the second round of Presidential elections on the 29th of October. The ultra-right Bolsonaro secured 55.1% of the vote[1], over … Continue reading Brazil: “Trump of the Tropics” Assisted into Power