Thursday, 13 December, 2018


The Heat: Brazil Elections Pt1

Jair Bolsonaro Modal Trigger Jair Bolsonaro Getty Images
Bennie Garza | 09 October, 2018, 11:34

Far right candidate Jair Bolsonaro scored a decisive victory in the first round of the Brazilian presidential elections, landing 46.7 percent of the vote.

That means he will have to duke it out on October 28 with left-wing candidate Fernando Haddad, who came in second at 29 percent. In fact, of the ten states that didn't return a majority for Bolsonaro, nine are located there. "Bolsonaro is openly anti-democratic, denigrates minorities and several of his supporters may take his victory as an authorization to attack [verbally or physically] their opponents", he said. He has also stated that it is better to have a dead son than a gay one and that gay people were not beaten enough as children.

Brazil's direction both economically and politically will have a major impact on surrounding countries that are trade partners with the regional heavyweight.

Many Brazilians fear that the most immediate impact might be a significant rise in police violence in a country where police already have a reputation as deadly.

He is a former captain in the Brazilian military and presenter Stephen Fry recently stated that Bolsonaro's fantasy militarism made his interview with him "one of the most chilling confrontations" he has ever had.

In the most polarized election since the end of military rule in 1985, Bolsonaro is backed by a group of retired generals who have criticized the Workers Party governments and publicly advocate military intervention if corruption continues.

Here is a look at what Bolsonaro has promised to do if elected. So this election is more important than others.

Mr Bolsonaro's stabbing forced candidates, and Mr Bolsonaro himself, to shift strategies and recalibrate.

Many analysts thought Mr Bolsonaro would win the first round of voting but face a runoff between the two top vote-getters which he would he lose.

Other Brazilians banged pots in protest when Haddad, 55, voted in Sao Paulo, the mega-city he once ruled as mayor.

Exit polling on the presidential race will be released at 7 p.m. local time (2200 GMT), when voting stations in far western states close. Who altered the image is unclear, but it serves the double objective of recruiting the support of those with anti-northeastern sentiments while encouraging north-easterners to vote. Bolsonaro has been endorsed by the fifth-place finisher, potentially handing him nearly half the votes he needs for a win.

Fernando Haddad, who cast his ballot in São Paulo, gestured towards rival candidates Ciro Gomes, Marina Silva, and Henrique Meirelles, in a bid to win their support for the runoff.

The second-round run-off to decide on Brazil's news president takes place on Sunday October 28.

Brazil's benchmark Bovespa stock index .BVSP jumped 4.0 percent on Monday, led by double-digit gains in state-led oil company Petroleo Brasileiro SA (PETR4.SA) and state power companies which Bolsonaro advisers have said they will privatise.

But there is a feeling of history repeating itself as well. "We want to unite all the democrats in Brazil".

Something similar could happen today.

A man reads the headlines announcing the results of the Brazilian presidential election, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Oct. 8, 2018.

Recommended

loading...
...
  • Know the Career Benefits of Undergoing a Certified Scrum Master (CSM) Training

    Most importantly, it will maximize your career opportunities across several companies, which employs agile methods and practices. When your company has started to implement the Scrum technology, you have to upgrade your skill to sustain in your position.
    Saudi Journalist Killed, Dismembered at Consulate in Istanbul

    Saudi Journalist Killed, Dismembered at Consulate in Istanbul

    The Committee to Protect Journalists said it was alarmed by reports Khashoggi may have been killed inside the consulate. But other Turkish officials have said they believe that Khashoggi was killed by Saudi agents inside the consulate.
    FA to investigate Jose Mourinho's touchline comments during comeback win against Newcastle

    FA to investigate Jose Mourinho's touchline comments during comeback win against Newcastle

    It had me expecting that the Red Devils would win 5-0 and Mourinho would be living it large in his smug way post match. Newcastle have played against five of the top teams and have not lost by more than one goal to any of them.
  • Facebook launches AI video-calling device Portal

    Facebook launches AI video-calling device Portal

    Both the Portal and Portal + are available to pre-order today, though as I said they're restricted to the U.S. for the time being. Facebook has announced Portal , a series of devices that let you do voice or video calls to other Facebook and Messenger users.
    Google exposed data for hundreds of thousands of users

    Google exposed data for hundreds of thousands of users

    However, up to 500,000 Google + profiles were affected by the vulnerability, and 438 applications may have used the API. Still, as part of the response to the incident, Google is planning to shut down the social network permanently.

    General Overview of Cisco CCNA R&S Questions and Answers

    In addition to this, they will also build their skills and knowledge levels required to implement WLAN in a small/medium network. At the end of the course, they will also be able to resolve regular issues with EIGRP, STP, and OSPF in IPv4 and IPv6 networks.
  • Limo that crashed in NY , killing 20, failed inspection

    Limo that crashed in NY , killing 20, failed inspection

    Twenty people have died in a tragic accident in NY , which is said to have involved a limousine with a wedding party on board. Karina Halse told The Associated Press that her sister, a waitress, had texted her just before getting into the limo.
    Brett Kavanaugh Sworn In As Newest Supreme Court Justice

    Brett Kavanaugh Sworn In As Newest Supreme Court Justice

    Murkowski said she'd use an obscure procedure that lets one senator offset the absence of another without affecting the outcome. Trump also said women, far from being outraged at Kavanaugh, "were outraged at what happened to Brett Kavanaugh , outraged".

    Osaka apologises to beaten Beijing opponent

    The Argentine will now play Georgia's Nikoloz Basilashvili in the final after the Georgian defeated Kyle Edmund of Great Britain. Osaka also struggled with a lower back problem in the second set as Sevastova raced to a 5-2 lead before closing out the win.
  • Columbus, Ohio not celebrating Columbus Day

    Columbus, Ohio not celebrating Columbus Day

    But this year, the capital city's offices will remain open, and instead close on Veterans Day , which falls on November 12. The change provoked strong reactions in Columbus, as seen on local news channel 10TV's Facebook page .
    Tropical Storm Michael: Storm Could Strengthen Into Category 2 Hurricane

    Tropical Storm Michael: Storm Could Strengthen Into Category 2 Hurricane

    A bulletin from the National Hurricane Centre in Miami said the centre of Michael was passing the western tip of Cuba yesterday. A couple breweries in the city offered free filtered water to anyone bringing in growlers, jugs or other containers.
    How Technology Has Completely Changed the Way We Spend Money

    How Technology Has Completely Changed the Way We Spend Money

    The Rise of Mobile Payments Over the last few years, all of the major mobile innovators have stepped into the mobile payment game. As of 2016, Apple Pay had 12 million monthly users , a figure which is sure to rise substantially in the coming months and years.

Neville slams 'selfish' Mahrez for Man City spotkick howler Neville slams 'selfish' Mahrez for Man City spotkick howler Everyone misses penalties - even big, big, big players. "It was so intense since the last global break", he said after the game. We tried to win but at the end we need to be happy - I need to be happy - that we didn't lose it because of the penalty.

Brett Kavanaugh Confirmed To Supreme Court By 50-48 Vote Brett Kavanaugh Confirmed To Supreme Court By 50-48 Vote It has been speculated that the court will vote in favour of Brett Kavanaugh which will take place Saturday at 3.30pm local time. Ahead of the vote, hundreds of people protesting against Mr Kavanaugh's nomination demonstrated at the US Capitol in Washington.

Donald Trump: Sex assault claims against Brett Kavanaugh 'a hoax' Donald Trump: Sex assault claims against Brett Kavanaugh 'a hoax' Taking direct aim at Democrats, Kavanaugh asserted that the sexual abuse allegations of Dr. Christine Blasey Ford were an act of revenge on behalf of Bill and Hillary Clinton.

McConnell says Kavanaugh fight will help Republicans in November McConnell says Kavanaugh fight will help Republicans in November The "hoax" remark is the furthest the president has gone in trying to discredit Ford and other accusers. "It was fabricated. He thanked the Republican senators for supporting Kavanaugh and not backing down amid the numerous accusations against him.

Fox Hires Former White House Communications Director Hope Hicks Fox Hires Former White House Communications Director Hope Hicks New Fox will include the Fox broadcast network, its sports unit FS1, and Fox News , which is America's leading cable news network. This summer he named former Fox News co-president Bill Shine as assistant and deputy chief of staff for communications.

Trump says had ‘good talk’ with Rosenstein; no plans to fire him Trump says had ‘good talk’ with Rosenstein; no plans to fire him The article said that while Rosenstein had made the suggestions over concern about chaos in the administration, none of them actually came to fruition.

Brazil’s Bolsonaro could become President in run-off Brazil’s Bolsonaro could become President in run-off Brazilians choose among 13 candidates for president Sunday in one of the most unpredictable and divisive elections in decades. If no candidate gets a majority, the race will go to a second-round run-off between the two top vote-getters on October 28.

Intel reveals new 9th gen Core CPUs, led by Core i9-9900K Intel reveals new 9th gen Core CPUs, led by Core i9-9900K No word on the rest of the 9th generation lineup, but we expect them to launch at the same time as the i9 processor. Switching to solder should make the delicate process of delidding less appealing on these new chips.

Michael Bisping: McGregor 'Gave Up' Once Nurmagomedov Applied The Choke Hold Michael Bisping: McGregor 'Gave Up' Once Nurmagomedov Applied The Choke Hold Shortly after Khabib incited his brawl, two men presumably involved with Khabib entered the Octagon and attacked McGregor, sparking a second melee.

Samantha Markle Turned Away By Kensington Palace Security Samantha Markle Turned Away By Kensington Palace Security Samantha Markle recently travelled to Kensington Palace and according to reports, she was hoping to see her half-sister Meghan. She would still have been hurt by not being invited to wedding, but the situation says the shouldn't have "snowballed".

The First Offline Date After Online Relationships The First Offline Date After Online Relationships The Date Day: How To Behave When you meet your date offline for the first time, there are many things that can go wrong. That is a very responsible step that will either empower or destroy the already formed relationships.

Gustav Klimt Could Challenge For 2,000 Guineas Gustav Klimt Could Challenge For 2,000 Guineas However, Gustav Klimt bounced back with a fine performance at the Barronstown Stud Irish European Breeders Fund in June last year. Gustav Klimt moved to the inside down the final furlong and found just enough speed to beat out his compatriot Nebo by a head .

Seeyouatmidnight to serve the Scots a Grand National double Seeyouatmidnight to serve the Scots a Grand National double He was runner-up behind Big River in the Edinburgh Gin Handicap Hurdle at Kelso and he then placed third at Newbury in March. Those having a bet on the Grand National will find him available at 16/1 with Paddy Power in the ante-post list.

Irish masters Elliott and Mullins set for three-pronged attacks in Grand National Irish masters Elliott and Mullins set for three-pronged attacks in Grand National As for Elliott, his Grand National trio this year are headed by three-time Cheltenham Festival winner Tiger Roll . The 2018 renewal has a typically wide-open feel and that’s certainly evident from a betting perspective.

Everything You Wanted to Know About Super Nintendo Classic Mini Everything You Wanted to Know About Super Nintendo Classic Mini In the autumn of 2016, the news about the re-release of the 8-bit NES console resounded in the world of the gaming industry. The console can be placed in the palm of your hand, which is very convenient for its storing and carrying around.