South America’s Struggle for Liberty
For outdoor aficionados, there is no grander continent than South America. With its Andean peaks, Patagonian glaciers, world-famous Brazilian beaches, vast tropical rainforests, and gargantuan waterfalls, South America is arguably the most splendid tract of real estate on the face of the earth. Historically, it has also been blessed with more than its fair share of economic prosperity and comparative lack of major wars. During the two world wars of the 20th century, South America was left unscathed. Many South American countries, including Argentina and Brazil, have attracted huge numbers of immigrants. Last month, South Americans were overjoyed to see one of their own — Argentina — win the World Cup, a prize usually claimed by better-funded European nations like Germany, France, and Italy.
Because of its tranquility and geographic isolation, South America seldom commands dramatic headlines reserved for the world’s hotspots across the Northern Hemisphere. But trend lines are taking shape across the continent that could affect decisively the global balance of power between Marxists and the free world.
On January 1, Lula da Silva, Brazil’s Marxist former and current president, was sworn back into power after months of electoral controversy, vowing ominously that “those who erred will answer for their errors.” The chief target of Lula’s wrath, ex-president Jair Bolsonaro, had already fled the country for the United States, where he is currently holed up in the state of Florida. But Bolsonaro’s millions of supporters, who protested for weeks amid claims of a stolen election, are now to be targeted by Lula’s regime, which has also proclaimed its intent to confiscate firearms and bring economic development in Amazonia to a screeching halt.
The sad state of affairs in Brazil, which saw widespread electoral fraud similar to what happened to Pres
Article from LewRockwell