Tag Archives: Far-right

Brazil | Trumpism Comes to Brazil

by Roberto Simon and Brian Winter

It was early fall in southern Florida, and a standing-room-only crowd of about 300 gathered at a steakhouse to see a right-wing presidential candidate whom most experts were dismissing as too radical, divisive, and inexperienced to win office.

Will Latvia’s New Cabinet Share European Values When it Comes to Condemnation of Fascism?

by Aleksandr Kuzmin (Riga)

The annual marches of March the 16th in Riga, Latvia, honor veterans of the local Waffen SS legion. These marches, sponsored by the co-ruling National Alliance, are consistently criticized by bodies of the European Union, the United Nations, and the Council of Europe. The most recent criticism came from the European Parliament resolution of 25 October 2018 on the rise of neo-fascist violence in Europe:

Ukraine | A Journalist From a Channel Owned by Ukrainian President Performed a “Sieg Heil” in the Homeland of Hitler

People who don’t hesitate to express their sympathies for the nazis work at the “Channel 5” belonging to the president of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko. This was reported by the Ukrainian journalist and blogger Anatoly Shariy on his video blog.

In his video the blogger published photos from open sources showing the correspondent of “Channel 5” Nataliya Kotskovich performing a “sieg heil” nazi greeting and posing with militants with swastikas.

In addition, on Twitter Shariy published a photo of Kotskovich doing the “sieg heil” in the Austrian capital of Vienna.

Bolton praises Bolsonaro while declaring ‘troika of tyranny’ in Latin America

Bolton hailed Brazilian president-elect a ‘positive sign’ as he announced new sanctions against Venezuela and Cuba

by Julian Borger

John Bolton has welcomed Brazil’s far-right president-elect Jair Bolsonaro as a “positive sign” for Latin America as he hailed a new ally against what Bolton called a “troika of tyranny”: Cuba, Venezuela and Nicaragua.

The Duque effect: one social leader is assassinated in Colombia almost every day now

by Adriaan Alsem

Violence against Colombia’s community leaders and human rights defenders has escalated to the point that a leader is assassinated almost every day, according to a leading think tank.

According to conflict monitoring NGO Indepaz, 416 leaders have been assassinated between the beginning of a peace process on December 1, 2016 and Thursday.