Brazil’s Coup d’Etat President More Widely Reviled Than Hillary or Trump

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Brazil’s Coup d’Etat President More Widely Reviled Than Hillary or Trump
by Stephen Lendman
Late August polls show 59% of registered voters view Hillary unfavorably – compared to Trump’s 60% disapproval rating.
In November, Americans get to choose between the two most widely reviled aspirants for the nation’s highest office in its history – a testimony to a political system too debauched to fix.
Things are worse for Brazilians. Dark forces in America and their country conspired to replace democracy with tyranny – the majority will of 54 million voters erased.
Newly anointed Brazilian president Michel Temer is widely reviled, one poll showing over two-thirds of Brazilians oppose him, another indicating his approval rating at 12%. He was hooted at the opening of Rio 2016, then no-showed its closing ceremony to avoid further embarrassment.
He’s a right-wing extremist, a fascist, a CIA asset, tainted by corruption charges, barred from seeking elective office for eight years when his anointed term expires in 2018.
Ministers he appointed comprise a rogue’s gallery of likeminded corrupted neoliberal extremists. Protests continue daily, met by harsh police state violence, how all fascist regimes operate, notably in America.
Temer flew to Hangzhou, China for this year’s G-20 summit, before leaving saying he and his accompanying entourage aren’t going “to stroll around.”
It’s his first appearance on the world stage as Brazil’s coup d’etat leader, aiming to “restore confidence in the country,” according to Wellington Moreira Franco, one of his top advisors.
His mandate is serving monied interests exclusively while punishing Brazil’s most needy with neoliberal harshness.
It’s a dark time for Latin America’s largest country, the vast majority of its people facing harder than ever hard times so its privileged class is well-served at their expense.
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Stephen Lendman was born in 1934 in Boston, MA. In 1956, he received a BA from Harvard University. Two years of US Army service followed, then an MBA from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania in 1960. After working seven years as a marketing research analyst, he joined the Lendman Group family business in 1967. He remained there until retiring at year end 1999. Writing on major world and national issues began in summer 2005. In early 2007, radio hosting followed. Lendman now hosts the Progressive Radio News Hour on the Progressive Radio Network three times weekly. Distinguished guests are featured. Listen live or archived. Major world and national issues are discussed. Lendman is a 2008 Project Censored winner and 2011 Mexican Journalists Club international journalism award recipient.