Here’s why some people think Brazil is in the middle of a ‘soft coup’

April 16, 2016 1:04 PM

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Here’s why some people think Brazil is in the middle of a ‘soft coup’

Brazil’s elected government is in the news, but is it in the middle of a coup? Unlike Latin American coups in the 20th century, Brazil’s current turmoil involves no armies and no bloodshed — but Brazil could see a regime change, a “soft coup.”

I’ve been studying Latin American politics for the past 20 years, and documenting the right-wing strategy of manipulating public opinion to discredit socialist governments. What’s happening in Brazil has happened elsewhere.

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