Luís Inacio Lula da Silva was elected Brazil's president in the tightest presidential election since the country's current democratic constitution was approved in 1988. Only 2 million votes (of a total of almost 125 million) separated Lula and the incumbent president, the far-right politician Jair Bolsonaro. Lula's election for a third term (he was president … Continue reading Brazilian elections: Lula’s victory is a relief but Bolsonarismo is alive
Is Bolsonaro to Blame for the Amazon Fires?
The Amazon forest in Brazil has been burning for a long time. Although we are seeing the sharpest increase of fires in years, the destruction and looting of the largest reservoir of biodiversity in the world is not a recent phenomenon. Since 2015, when the current economic crisis hit Brazil, fires have been increasing progressively. … Continue reading Is Bolsonaro to Blame for the Amazon Fires?
Brazilian Education under Attack
I recently wrote about how Bolsonaro has declared war on the Amazon forest. Being a retired general, he is waging wars on many fronts. Another enemy in his perverted mind is public education. Two weeks ago, the Brazilian government announced a 30% budget cut for national universities. Public universities conduct more than 95% of scientific … Continue reading Brazilian Education under Attack