[Marxism] Brazil’s Far-Right Presidential Candidate Jair Bolsonaro Is Headed for Victory on Sunday — and He’s Bringing His Shock Troops With Him

Louis Proyect lnp3 at panix.com
Sat Oct 6 05:55:42 MDT 2018

(So a "leader of the important truckers strike" backs the Donald Trump 
of Brazil. What the fuck is going on?)

Riding the wave of mistrust, Bolsonaro has repeatedly insisted that 
Brazil’s electronic voting system is susceptible to frauds that are 
easily carried out, and that his competitors are poised to steal the 
election from him. His supporters have eagerly embraced the notion.

One of those supporters is Ramiro Alves Da Rocha Cruz, or “Ramiro of the 
Truck Drivers,” 44, a leader of the important truckers strike in May. 
He’s now a candidate for Congress from Bolsonaro’s party, and he’s sure 
that his political boss will either win or get cheated out of winning. 
“If he doesn’t win in the first round, it’ll be voting machine fraud,” 
Da Rocha Cruz said. “It’s a ‘Truman Show’!”


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