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Neoliberalism and Military Regimes – A Follow-Up

To follow today’s earlier post on Friedrich Hayek and the Pinochet Regime, Corey Robin adds even more evidence of just how inextricable the ties between neoliberalism and restrictions on democracy in favor of unfettered capitalism. His new post includes favorable quotations … Continue reading

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On Neoliberalism’s Inexorable Ties to Military Dictatorships (and Vice Versa)

Corey Robin points to this excellent article detailing the extent to which in practice neoliberal economic theory is tied to authoritarianism rather than more democratic systems. The article’s authors (Andrew Farrant, Edward McPhail, and Sebastian Berger) show that the sympathies … Continue reading

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Student Protests and Pinochet’s Will: Public and Private Memory of Neoliberalism

On Wednesday, April 25, two important and interrelated events occurred in Chile: the former dictator Augusto Pinochet Ugarte’s revised last will and testament was opened, and around 60,000 students marched in protest of the economical and social disadvantages ingrained in … Continue reading

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Dilma Removed from Office for (at least) 180 Days

As has become typical of Brazilian politics in the last 6 months, the last two days have proven eventful. On Tuesday, the interim president of the Chamber of Deputies, Waldir Maranhão, attempted to annul the impeachment of President Dilma Rousseff, … Continue reading

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On Brazil’s Political Crisis

It’s been some time since I last waded into the political unrest in Brazil, in part because, in the first few months of the year, other matters had gained increasing focus/importance in Brazil. Certainly, the Zika outbreak brought considerable attention … Continue reading

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On Impeachment Protests in Brazil

Yesterday, Brazilians took to the streets to protest against the current government. The largest protests occurred in São Paulo, which has historically been one of the fiercer critics of the PT, voting 2 to 1 against her in the 2014 election (ironically, … Continue reading

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Lynchings, or On Racism in Brazil in 2015

A few days ago, in the northeastern city of São Luís in the state of Maranhão, Cleidenilson Pereira da Silva and an adolescent attempted to rob a store. While an attempted theft in one of Brazil’s smaller states rarely makes … Continue reading

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And Again, We Have to Ask: Who’s “Left” in Latin America?

I’ve written on the problem of defining/understanding what constitutes “left” in Latin America before. It’s an ongoing debate, in no small part because of the insistence of US media across a variety of political viewpoints to lump leaders as diverse as … Continue reading

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Today in Quixotic Endeavors

Angry at the administration of Dilma Rousseff, at a corruption (that crosses both the PSDB and PT years), and at the PT government more generally, some Brazilian activists have decided to march 600 miles in support of “free markets, lower … Continue reading

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More Thoughts on Protests in Brazil

Following the protests in São Paulo (and supporting demonstrations in Rio de Janeiro) last Thursday, the weekend saw protests spread throughout the country. On Saturday, as the Confederations Cup kicked off in Brasilia, protesters demonstrated against the costs of preparing … Continue reading

Posted in Brasília, Brazil, Class and Classism in the Americas, Democracy in the Americas, Development in Latin America, Economics in the Americas, Governance in Latin America, Inequalities in the Americas, Latin American Economies, Latin American Politics, Protests in Latin America, Rio de Janeiro, São Paulo | 13 Comments