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Freedom vs. Socialism: Brazil Votes on Nation’s Future This Sunday

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BRAZIL enters the last week that will define whether Jair Bolsonaro is re-elected as president of the South American country, or whether, on the contrary, socialist Lula da Silva will return to power.

The elections in Brazil have been marked, as has been happening all over the world, by an enormous amount of Western media meddling and psycho-terror campaigns among the population. Brazil’s current president has been branded a far-right radical, genocidal, dictator, among other insults, for the simple fact of defending the conservative values of his native Brazil. Moreover, for giving citizens the freedom to choose how to take care of themselves and deal with the covid pandemic, in contrast to the Draconian measures imposed in much of the world.

The Brazilian president has implemented a program of liberal economic reforms that have brought great benefits to the country. The nation currently has lower inflation than most developed countries, including the United States, the United Kingdom, Germany, France, and the European Union, and by July had managed to reduce Brazil’s public debt for nine consecutive months, in line with the fiscal deficit, which fell to 3.83% of GDP. These enviable numbers have also seen extreme poverty fall by almost 20% in a couple of years, despite the emergence of the pandemic and the severe global economic crisis.

Despite this, most polls show socialist Lula da Silva as the winner, although the Brazilian right-wing claims that the pollsters are biased in order to discourage the conservative vote in Brazil.

Incredibly, one of the few rulers who avoided the use of dictatorial powers to deal with the pandemic and who has managed to get his country’s economy afloat despite the global crisis could be voted out of office, largely due to intense demonization by the Western press, which has made it clear that it is more interested in political agendas than in lifting millions of people out of poverty, as is the case in Brazil.

This Sunday Brazilians will be able to give their vote of confidence to Bolsonaro, once again, or return power to Lula da Silva, who was indicted and sentenced for corruption, served 580 days in prison and returned to the streets thanks to what many consider a political move by Brazil’s Supreme Court.

Today’s editorial Tuesday 27 September 2022 was written by Emmanuel Rincón and is part of El American’s newsletter. Don’t forget to subscribe here! to receive daily access to our analysis, reports, interviews, opinions and comments.

Emmanuel Rincón is a lawyer, writer, novelist and essayist. He has won several international literary awards. He is Editor-at-large at El American // Emmanuel Rincón es abogado, escritor, novelista y ensayista. Ganador de diversos premios literarios internacionales. Es editor-at-large en El American

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