Bolsonaro sheds crocodile tears for Trump. Don’t cry for him, Brazil

by Rashmee

Posted on November 23, 2020


Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro’s public truculence about dealing with a new US president who is not Donald Trump raises a pertinent question: What did Mr Trump ever do for Brazil? Peter Hakim has an excellent blog on US-Brazil relations, which underlines the showy nature of the relationship between Mr Trump and Mr Bolsonaro and the … Continue reading “Bolsonaro sheds crocodile tears for Trump. Don’t cry for him, Brazil”

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Trump & Trump of the Tropics: Maliciousness towards minorities and misogyny are a limited bond

by Rashmee

Posted on March 20, 2019


Donald Trump has just met (on March 19) the so-called ‘Trump of the Tropics’, Brazil’s relatively new president Jair Bolsonaro. The whole thing was watched carefully, as a meeting of minds between two men with a taste for incendiary tweets, nationalist rhetoric and reactionary policies on crime and social issues. They also share a loathing … Continue reading “Trump & Trump of the Tropics: Maliciousness towards minorities and misogyny are a limited bond”

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Rashmee has lived and worked in several countries in the past decade, including Afghanistan, India, Haiti, Tunisia, the UAE, US and UK