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Montevideo, August 19th 2018 - 15:30 UTC

Tag: Election

  • Sunday, March 18th 2018 - 10:13 UTC

    Another four years for Putin, and with a landslide

    Putin will win in a walk, and yet Russia is a modern, well-educated country with a democratic constitution. It must one day take charge of its own affairs ...

    By Gwynne Dyer - Vladmir Putin is going to win another six years in power by a landslide in the Russian election on March 18 — probably between 60 and 70 per cent of the popular vote. The real question is what happens after that, because he will be 72 by the end of his next term and will not legally be allowed to run for president again.

  • Thursday, January 11th 2018 - 10:19 UTC

    Brazil looks into the past to implement legislation punishing political “fake news”

    “In the next few days, the Federal Police will begin activities in Brasília by a specially formed group to combat false news during the 2018 election process”

    Brazil is the latest country to unveil plans to censor the Internet, following in the footsteps of Germany, France, and other European countries. Earlier this week the country’s official Twitter account for the Federal Police, (equivalent to FBI), announced efforts to “punish” anyone who disseminates political content it deems “false.” The federal government of Brazil is extending its ability to enforce regulation and control of its sector of the Internet.