Tuesday, October 18, 2016

[RED DEMOCRATICA] AMERICAS UPDATER: Behind Colombia's NO Vote, Brazil's New Right



October 18, 2016                        


Americas Updater:

Vol.15, No. 8



*Plan Colombia, Permanent War and the NO Vote

*Colombia Votes NO Amid Polarization and Misinformation

Other analysis:

*Anatomy of the New Brazilian Right

 NEW from the Americas Program

Plan Colombia, Permanent War and the NO Vote

By Laura Carlsen

The Colombian people voted NO to peace. Or to be exact, 50.2% of 37% of the eligible population voted no. In the referendum held Oct. 2, the majority of voters decided to scuttle four years of peace talks dedicated to ending 52 years of bloodshed.

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Colombia Votes NO Amid Polarization and Misinformation

By Alex Sierra R.

Until Oct. 2, in Colombia there was an atmosphere of triumphalism among those who believed the referendum would pass. Given the electoral results, today's landscape is one of confusion among political analysis and polling firms that did not accurately predict any outcomes.

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Anatomy of the New Brazilian Right

By Diego Gonzalez, Julia Muriel Dominzain

The group was founded in the heat of the Brazilian political crisis. It advocates an "extreme liberalism" ("less Marx, more Mises"). The Free Brazil Movement (MBL, by its Portuguese initials) calls itself a "supra-partisan structure"—its candidates in the last elections ran under the banner of 15 different parties. Who are they? What do they dream of? What interests do they represent? What do they fight against?

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