My reply to Pompeo

Thank you for your comment. Aside from the self-congratulation that suffuses your reply, there isn’t anything like convincing argument in the face of the inconvenient evidence:

In Brazil, Major New Corruption Scandals Engulf the Faction that Impeached Dilma

https://theintercept.com/2016/11/25/in-brazil-major-new-corruption-scandals-engulf-the-faction-that-impeached-dilma/

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Major New Brazil Events Expose the Fraud of Dilma’s Impeachment — and Temer’s Corruption

https://theintercept.com/2016/06/30/major-new-brazil-events-expose-the-fraud-of-dilmas-impeachment-and-temers-corruption/


Brazil Is Engulfed by Ruling Class Corruption — and a Dangerous Subversion of Democracy

https://theintercept.com/2016/03/18/brazil-is-engulfed-by-ruling-class-corruption-and-a-dangerous-subversion-of-democracy/

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Brazil’s all-corrupt politics

https://mondediplo.com/2018/10/06brazil

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A Blow to Brazilian Democracy: The Illegitimate Removal of Dilma Rousseff from Power

http://cepr.net/publications/briefings/testimony/a-blow-to-brazilian-democracy-the-illegitimate-removal-of-dilma-rousseff-from-power

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Noam Chomsky – A “soft coup” in Brazil´s election will have global consequences – The Intercept – out 2018

http://dowbor.org/2018/10/noam-chomsky-a-soft-coup-in-brazils-election-will-have-global-consequences-the-intercept-out-2018.html/

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Your ‘experience’ of both Mexico and Brazil, of the strength of Brazil’s institutional safeguards against corruption, and your assertion of Mexico as a ‘failed state’ , as you present them, trumps the objective evidence? And Obrador as ‘Leftist Ideologue’ plays to an audience habituated to Anti-Left hysterics: the very bread and butter of  The Financial Times.

Regards,

StephenKMackSD

https://on.ft.com/2PpkwI4

 

 

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Rootless cosmopolitan,down at heels intellectual;would be writer.
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