Outcry as Bolsonaro’s son questions value of democracy in Brazil

Carlos Bolsonaro, whose father is an admirer of Brazils former military dictatorship, accused of flirting with coup-mongering The rumbustious son of Brazils far-right president, he tweeted to his 1.3 million followers. That comment triggered an immediate outcry in a country that only emerged from two decades of dictatorship in 1985 and whose current leader is a notorious pro-torture admirer of that military period and other authoritarian regimes. Yes, Im in favour of a dictatorship, Jair Bolsonaro once told Brazils congress. The conservative Estado de So Paulo newspaper condemned Carlos Bolsonaros vile statement and demanded an urgent statement from his father on the matter. If this was just any old fruitcake publishing such freedom-destroying nonsense on the internet there would be …

Wanda Vzquez: Puerto Rico swears in new governor after ousting predecessor

Puerto Ricos supreme court overturned the swearing-in of Pedro Pierluisi, who was appointed by disgraced Ricardo Rossell Puerto Ricos supreme court on Wednesday overturned the swearing-in of Pedro Pierluisi as the islands governor less than a week ago, clearing the way for the justice secretary, Wanda Vzquez, to take up the post after weeks of turmoil. Vzquez took the oath of office in the early evening at the supreme court before leaving without making any public comment. She became just the second woman to hold the office. I will continue to focus on helping our people regain their way in an orderly and peaceful fashion, she said in a statement in which she promised to assume the position with humility …