The ominous prospect of the far right extremist Jair Bolsonaro becoming the next President of Brazil has sent shockwaves across the world.
Jair Bolsonaro’s strong lead in the first round of the Presidential election in Brazil is a major blow to the progressive left in Latin America and a boost to all reactionary forces in the region.
The far right Sweden Democrats did not make the big electoral breakthrough in the latest general election that its supporters had threatened.
On Wednesday 15th August, the Bahraini opposition exiled in London celebrated, at a media briefing, the country becoming independent from Britain on 14th August 1971.
There is a generalised crisis of the so-called ‘Emerging Markets’ of the semi-colonial world, and the Turkish lira is only one of a number of sharply devalued currencies this year. Financial market commentators and speculators are all inclined to blame Turkish President Erdogan for the crisis affecting Turkey. In reality the main source of the wider crisis is the US President Trump.
Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva was officially nominated as the Workers Party (PT) candidate for the forthcoming Presidential election in Brazil at the party’s national convention held on Saturday 4 August.