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Moderate Rebels

Nov 9, 2018

Moderate Rebels episode 29: Max Blumenthal and Ben Norton are joined by Brazilian political analyst Aline Piva to discuss the election of fascist Jair Bolsonaro as Brazil's new president, and the regional impact. We talk about his far-right extremism, support for military dictatorship, threats against leftists, and Evangelical pro-Israel politics.

We also address the US-sponsored war on the left-wing Pink Tide in Latin America, which has been beaten back in several countries. Aline, who is a professor in Venezuela, explains how Trump and Bolsonaro will ramp up aggression against Caracas.

0:00 Intro
1:22 Episode highlights
8:26 Jair Bolsonaro and the rise of fascism in Brazil
48:55 Evangelical Christianity and the Latin American right wing
56:40 Israel, Netanyahu, and far-right Zionism in Brazil
1:00:36 The Atlantic Council
1:07:52 Venezuela
1:15:32 Outro