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The Looming Military Coup in Brazil?

September 28, 2018

Some find the scenario very unlikely, but the recipe for a military coup in Brazil is there. The ingredients: a retired army captain as presidential candidate with a retired general as his running mate, ample support from the armed forces’ rank and file for the “military” ticket, the erosion of democratic institutions, and the deepest economic crisis in recent memory. If we add the extra sauce of a left-leaning candidate possibly trying to pardon a jailed ex-president and let it all sizzle and stir in fake news and social media polarization, the resulting dish could well be a military coup...

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