Steve Bannon to Advise Brazil’s Far-Right Presidential Candidate

During his one-year stint as chief strategist for the Trump administration, Bannon pushed for tougher immigration policies, including the notorious “Trump Wall” and the “Muslim ban” as part of his white-economic-nationalist agenda.

Former White House strategist Steve Bannon addresses members of the far right National Front party at the party congress in the northern French city of Lille, March 10, 2018. Photo | AP

Political strategist Steve Bannon, a founding member of the far right-wing news website Breitbart News and former chief advisor to United States President Donald Trump, will be an advisor to Brazilian Presidential candidate Jair Bolsonaro for the upcoming elections in October. The announcement was made by Bolsonaro's son and congressman, Eduardo

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Venezuela’s Elections Were Not Free or Fair – They Were Undermined by the US

Steven Chovanec explains some of the US meddling in the recent Venezuelan elections, which, he argues, shows a clear disdain for democracy and an intention to pressure and coerce the Venezuelan people.

Supporters of President Nicolas Maduro attend a campaign rally in the parish of Catia in Caracas, Venezuela, Friday, May 4, 2018. Venezuelans will vote for a new president in the upcoming presidential elections on May 20. (AP/Ariana Cubillos)

The Western press did its utmost to portray the recent elections in Venezuela as fraudulent. There were legitimate allegations raised, such as how Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro offered recipients of state benefits a “prize” if they came out to vote. Therefore, an increasingly reluctant public would be compelled to vote for him to receive

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Opposition Intensifies Propaganda War Against Mexico’s Leftist Presidential Candidate

Mysterious phone calls have been bombarding voters in areas where polls show Mexico’s leftist presidential front-runner Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador enjoys a strong lead.

Presidential candidate Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador embraces his wife Beatriz Gutierrez after formalizing his candidacy at the National Electoral Institute in Mexico City, March 16, 2018. Mexico will hold elections on July 1. (AP/Eduardo Verdugo)

Disguised as opinion polls, Mexicans are receiving automated campaign calls against the National Renewal Movement's (Morena) Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, the front-runner for the upcoming presidential elections in Mexico. Citizens started receiving the calls, which claim to be from “Mexican Institute for Democracy," recently, however,  an

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Maduro Won Venezuela’s Election Despite US Meddling, Now What?

Thus far, Maduro and the Bolivarian leadership have been unable or unwilling to implement the necessary measures to deal with Venezuela’s economic crisis.

Supporters of Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro gather outside the government-controlled National Electoral Council in Caracas, Venezuela, Tuesday, May 2, 2018. Maduro was officially declared winner of the presidential election. (AP Photo/Ricardo Mazalan)

Nicolas Maduro was re-elected for another term of office in the Venezuelan presidential election on Sunday 20 May. The majority of the reactionary opposition, with full support from Washington and Brussels, had called for a boycott, which led to a very low turnout in the middle-and-upper-class areas of the main cities. Their demand that the

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US Refuses to Recognize Venezuela’s Election Results, New Sanctions Already Planned

Despite strict oversights and the presence of international observers, the US dismissed Venezuela’s presidential elections as illegitimate before they even took place. Now, with the polls closed and Maduro the declared victor, the US is already planning a fresh round of sanctions.

Supporters of Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro gather at the presidential palace in Caracas, Venezuela, Sunday, May 20, 2018. Electoral officials declared the socialist leader the winner of Sunday's presidential election, while his leading challenger questioned the legitimacy of a vote marred by irregularities and called for a new ballot. (AP Photo/Ariana Cubillos)

CARACAS, VENEZUELA -- Before Venezuelans finished casting their votes Sunday, U.S. Deputy Secretary of State John Sullivan announced that the U.S. would not recognize the result of Venezuela’s presidential election. Sullivan was in Buenos Aires on Sunday, leading the U.S. delegation to the G-20 Foreign Ministers’ Meeting. Venezuela’s Nicolas

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Mexico’s Coming Election Could Be The World’s Most Important Referendum on Inequality

Mexico rates as one of the world’s most unequal major nations, and the party of the presidential candidate topping the polls pledges to confront those concentrating the nation’s “economic and political power.

Andrés Manuel López Obrador

The upcoming presidential election in Mexico — now just eight weeks away — may well prove to be this year’s most significant worldwide referendum on inequality. Mexico, after all, rates as one of the world’s most unequal major nations, and the party of the presidential candidate currently topping the polls — Andrés Manuel López Obrador —

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