Posts byAndre Fontes

America: The Neoliberal Empire

We live in a world that prizes the competition in markets unencumbered by government intervention. The largely accepted role of government is not to provide the necessary amenities for their lives of citizens, but to allow those citizens to compete among one another, in a rapidly monopolizing playing field, to earn that which social democratic

Brazil at War: The Return of Lula

Introduction On March 8th, a new development sent shockwaves throughout the entire landscape of Brazilian politics. Former President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva had his convictions for corruption and money laundering from 2017 overturned, leaving him, at least temporarily, as one of the leading contenders in the 2022 election, and current President Jair Bolsonaro’s most

A History of Myanmar: The Everlasting Struggle

Introduction  In Myanmar, in the early hours of Monday, February the 1st, the army’s TV station announced grave news across a country whose history had been marred in oppression and authoritarianism. Power had been transferred over to commander-in-chief Min Aung Hlaing. Soldiers poured into the capital, Nay Pyi Taw, blocking roads, and launching a media-blackout

Two Presidencies, One Crisis, One Planet

Introduction US President-Elect Joe Biden recently vowed to re-join The Paris Climate Agreement on his first day in office, overturning the historical Trump administration abandonment of the Climate accord finalized on November 4th,2020. Trump strongly criticized the 2015 Paris Agreement on climate reached by the Obama Administration. Trump’s motivated his decision on the reduction of

Brazil and the Amazon: Current destruction and Historical Exploitation

The history of mistreatment of the "world's lungs"

“The rainforests of Brazil are being torn down” pontificated Joe Biden, during the first presidential debate just over a month a half ago. With the COVID-19 Crisis and the ensuing economic malaise and political turmoil that followed, many may have forgotten that this issue is still unresolved. The US politician and presidential contender, in what