Nicolás Cabrera

Nicolás Cabrera

With 55.1 percent of the votes, ultra-right ex-military Jair Bolsonaro became the president of Brazil. Photo: Nicolás Cabrera.

What will it be, Brazil?

I like to believe that reality has a fiction structure. It’s not an intellectual tranquilizer, it’s an aesthetic recourse. Thus, for example, I allow myself to think of a country as a theater, its history as a novel or its landscapes as stage sets. If the nations are dramas, then there is no doubt that this Sunday will be a chapter always cited in Brazil’s national biography. In free and democratic elections – except for Lula’s proscription, a minor detail – the Latin American giant elected a candidate who wears, according to his taste and pleasure, the clothes of the bad guy. It will take us a long time to understand how, when and why and by whom the ultra-right character of Jair Bolsonaro, of the Liberal Social Party (PSL), was created and polished. Therefore, with the modesty of the immediacy, I share photos that allow us to understand a new tragedy of the Latin American loss of direction. On voting day in Rio de Janeiro it was not easy to find a group of voters for Fernando Haddad, candidate of the Workers Party (PT). Attacks, paralysis because of fear and pessimism in the horizon are some of the causes....

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