On Brazil’s elections and the military.
A month away from the first round showdown between former president Lula and current president Jair Bolsonaro, lawyer, podcaster and communist Alcysio Canette joins us to look at the features that have shaped the past years.
How did Bolsonaro’s response to the Covid pandemic – denialism, essentially – tarnish his image? What role is the military playing in Brazilian politics and what is its history of political interference since the 1964-85 dictatorship?
Part two available at: patreon.com/posts/71560313
Will Bolsonaro Be Held Responsible for Brazil’s COVID-19 Disaster?, Alcysio Canette, Jacobin
Cálice podcast, Atabaque Produções (in Portuguese)
Pro-Bolsonaro Protests Were Supposed to Show His Strength. Instead, They Showed His Weakness, Alex Hochuli, Jacobin (on last year’s 7 September protests)
From Anti-Politics to Authoritarian Restoration in Brazil, Alex Hochuli, Jacobin