An outspoken admirer of U.S. President Donald Trump, Jair Bolsonaro has pledged to strengthen relations with Washington while pursuing a nationalist agenda that downplays multilateral bodies and regional trade blocs. His inauguration was attended by U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, who said the United States and Brazil will jointly defend democratic values in the region.
“We have an opportunity to work alongside each other against authoritarian regimes,” Pompeo said on Wednesday after discussing Venezuela with Brazil’s new Foreign Minister Ernesto Araujo, who was picked by Bolsonaro for his admiration of Trump’s conservative nationalism.
President Jair Bolsonaro’s government launched a number of measures on its first day in office on Wednesday to crack down on crime and shrink the size of the state, sending Brazilian markets higher .Former army captain Bolsonaro, whose election in October marked a sharp swing away from three decades of Marxist dominated governments in Brazil, took office on Tuesday saying he would free Latin America’s largest nation from “socialism and political correctness.”
Brazil’s real currency strengthened 2.4 percent and the Sao Paulo Bovespa stock index rose 3.6 percent as investors cheered pledges by Economy Minister Paulo Guedes – a former investment banker – to reduce taxes and overhaul Brazil’s costly social security system. Guedes said he planned to cut Brazil’s tax burden to 20 percent of gross domestic product from 36 percent, free the credit market from overcrowding by state banks, and reduce protectionism.
The change in Brazil is not unlike what is taking place in parts of Europe as well. More and more populations are recognizing the devastation that has always accompanied the collectivist (Marxist, communist, socialist, progressive) movements. Brazil sees it first hand in Venezuela. The Europeans suffered from the inevitable tyranny collectivism always brings.
We in the United States rejected the lies of collectivism in 2018, however, those who seek the control and power over the lives of others is extremely strong. These power-hungry groups will always resort to their lies and deceit as they employ their tried and true battle strategy of the “ends always justify the means.” We saw the deceitful tactics of manipulating elections in the special senate election in Alabama and the deceitful tactics of “ballot harvesting” in the mid-terms in California.
The battle to remain free and independent from the tyranny of government is a never-ending battle. Other nations have joined we Freedom Loving Americans in our quest to preserve the freedom and liberty for which our founders and Americans since have paid such a high price. Support your fellow Freedom Lovers around the world. The fight against the tyranny of government is indeed a global fight
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