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Montevideo, March 21st 2019 - 13:56 UTC

Tag: ideology

  • Saturday, January 19th 2019 - 09:28 UTC

    Brazilian lawmakers trip to China triggers strong controversy among Bolsonaro's bunker

    Bolsonaro has accused China of wanting to “buy Brazil” by taking control of strategic companies, raising friction with Beijing but alarming his economic team.

    A trip to China by lawmakers from Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro's party has stirred anger in the far-right leader's entourage, partly because of his wariness of the Asian power but also because of the group's stated mission. The delegation of eight members of Bolsonaro's ultraconservative Social Liberal Party (PSL) said it was on the visit to check out Chinese facial-recognition technology, with a view to it maybe being used in Brazil to combat crime.

  • Thursday, December 6th 2018 - 09:28 UTC

    Populism is not an ideology, it's a political technique which thrives on angry people

    Populism is not an ideology. It’s just a political technique, equally available to right-wingers, left-wingers, and those (like Trump) with no coherent ideology at all.

    Five of the world’s largest democracies now have populist governments, claimed The Guardian last week, and proceeded to name four: the United States, India, Brazil and the Philippines. Which is the fifth? At various points it name-checks Turkey, Italy and the United Kingdom, but it never becomes clear which. (And by the way, India’s prime minister Narendra Modi is not a populist. He’s just a nationalist.)