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Guyana Politics: GECOM Chair says… 20,000-plus unverified registrants will be allowed to vote

GECOM Chair, Justice Claudette Singh

Persons who have not collected their identification cards from the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) need not worry about being left out of the March 2, 2020 General and Regional Elections. They will still be allowed to vote.

Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) Chair, Justice Claudette Singh S.C. sat down with Kaieteur Radio yesterday, and provided clarity on this matter that had left many wondering whether they would be disenfranchised.          Continue reading

Lula: ‘The Brazilian Elite Do Not Like Democracy’ – By Rosaliene Bacchus

Three Worlds One Vision

Brazil Former President Lula da Silva

Brazil’s Former President Lula da Silva (left) – Brasilia – Brazil – April 16, 2016
Photo Credit: Reuters

My heart bleeds for Brazil and the majority working class. Rosaliene.

Brazil’s popular Former President Lula da Silva joined social movement leaders in the capital of Brasilia to denounce efforts to oust his successor.

Source: Lula: ‘The Brazilian Elite Do Not Like Democracy’

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Brazil could elect first black president – so why isn’t anyone talking about it? (+video)

Brazil could elect first black president – so why isn’t anyone talking about it? (+video)

By Taylor Barnes, Correspondent October 4, 2014 – CSM

Brazilian singer Gilberto Gil sings a song he composed for presidential candidate Marina Silva of the Brazilian Socialist Party (PSB) during a meeting with artists and intellectuals at a campaign rally in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

The official jingle for Marina Silva’s presidential campaign discreetly refers to the candidate’s skin color: “She’s going to come with her tan skin and popular appeal…. She’s going to be so different, and for that reason, so similar to all of us.”

The brief line – among diverse references to how she appeals to all Brazilians of all creeds – is symbolic. After her years in the public eye as a politician and activist, Brazilians know well the personal story of Ms. Silva: She hails from an impoverished family of 11 children in a remote corner of the Amazon, worked as a housemaid, and was illiterate until the age of 16. She’s a devout Pentecostal Christian and an outspoken environmentalistContinue reading

BRAZIL – videos on the protests in Brazil – June 2013



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