Bolsonaro has lost in every election contested in recent years in Latin America.
The conservative wave that brought him to power evaporated in the air and gave way to a constant shift to the left, which reached even Colombia, the country that this Sunday elected Gustavo Petro, the first leftist president in its history.
The Brazilian president himself issued a receipt in his only demonstration so far about the Colombian elections.
As Mônica Bergamo reported this Monday, Bolsonaro sent a BBC News Brasil report to a restricted group with the title “Ex-guerrilla wins election in Colombia and will be the first left-wing president in the country”.
Below the photo, he wrote: “Cuba…Venezuela…Argentina…Chile…Brazil ???”
Yes, Brazil should be next, according to all polls about the 2022 presidential elections.
And Bolsonaro forgot to include in his list Mexico, Bolivia, Peru, Honduras, countries that today are also governed by left-wing parties.
That is, the captain became increasingly isolated in Latin America, now also without the protection of his idol Donald Trump, who is at risk of being sued in the United States for having conspired against the election of Joe Biden, promoting the invasion of the Capitol. .
If Bolsonaro is thinking of doing the same in Brazil if he loses the elections, as he is already threatening, it is good to be careful. The tide is not in his favor, the wind has turned.
Surrounded on all sides, from the Amazon to Petrobras, with his popularity eroded by inflation, hunger and unemployment, Bolsonaro enters the decisive phase of the electoral campaign in an economic scenario that has never been so unfavorable to him, without any positive mark from his government. to offer.
It only has 100 days left to try to prevent former President Lula from deciding the elections in the first round.
There is no marketer in the world capable of improving his image and making him a competitive candidate, after the tragic events in the Amazon, the result of a suicidal and murderous government policy, which is devastating the forest given over to the fury of predators, causing death. of indigenous people and indigenists who defend it, and threatening the ecological balance of the planet.
At this point, the question arises: why and for what, after all, does the captain want so much to be re-elected, if he has been unable so far to present a single national project to get the country out of the hole?
Isn’t the destruction that it promoted in all areas of national life in these three and a half years of government enough, which returned the country to the Hunger Map, turning it into a pariah in the international community?
It can only be to defend one’s own skin, that of family members and aggregates, targets of countless lawsuits in the courts.
To get away, he is even willing to break up Petrobras and raffle it off in the basin of souls, as if it were possible to lower the price of fuel in the scream.
From 2018 onwards, the world has changed, Latin America is changing, only the captain still hasn’t realized that making a “gun” with his fingers, waving again with the “gay kit”, the “red danger” and the “combat corruption”, with Centrão in tow, no longer scare anyone. Your speech and your flags are expired, they have aged. Antipetismo gave way to antibolsonarismo.
The time is now different, as shown by the victories of Gabriel Boric, in Chile, and Gustavo Petro, in Colombia, two leaders of the new Latin American left more concerned with social justice and the defense of the environment, the fight against hunger and poverty, which are also Lula’s priorities in Brazil, as they were during his government.
“Today is a day of celebration for the people. May so many sufferings be appeased in the joy that today floods the heart of the country. How many people who cannot accompany us today, how many people who disappeared on the roads of Colombia”, were the first words of Petro when the result was announced. Francia Márquez, the first black woman elected vice president, who was a domestic worker and became an environmental leader, thanked “our ancestors and all Colombians who gave their lives for this moment”.
The world goes around a lot, thankfully. Nothing like one day after another, with a night in between.
Life goes on.