Whispers are turning into shouts about a military-backed coup in Brazil before next year, as the ailing Bolsonaro — trailing Lula by 15-20 points in the polls — seeks to hang on to power.
Brazil’s response has been so lackluster that in some areas, organized gangs are imposing their own curfews and lockdowns, saying “if the government won’t do the right thing, organized crime will.”
In what may be its darkest hour, Brazil is at the mercy of a deranged lunatic. This is no exaggeration, wrote independent outlet Brasil Wire yesterday. The country’s far-right President Jair Bolsonaro tested positive for COVID–19 on March 13, his son Eduardo