Tsavkko Garcia, Raphael
Publication year: 2022

November ended as an extremely violent month in Brazil—not only in the political field, with fanatics of the still-President Jair Bolsonaro again blocking roads and even resorting to terrorism, but also with the mass shooting at two schools in Aracruz, in the interior state of Espírito Santo. 

A 16-year-old gunman killed four people —three teachers and a 12-year-old child— and wounded 11 others at the two schools. The son of a military police officer, he wore a swastika during the attack.

The radicalization of the Bolsonarist discourse, as well as the defense of the use of weapons and the facilitation of access to firearms in the country, help explain the growth of the phenomenon of mass shootings in Brazil in recent years.

On the political front, after the initial occupations of roads —some of them liberated by football club fans who organized against mobilizations considered to be pro-coup and fascist— supporters of the defeated president had begun to assemble around army barracks, demanding military intervention to restore order.

Full article at Latino Rebels’ website. Date of publication: 05/12/2022.

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