Leftism has flourished in Latin America since the Cold War and is closely associated with the struggle against the capitalist system and US imperialism, which has caused the United States government to engineer several coup d’états.
After a decade of political turmoil, the world is witnessing the emergence of left-leaning governments in South America, which heralds the rise of new political dynamics.
This devastating shift is crucial for US interests in Latin America, which has traditionally viewed as Washington’s “backyard,” which will compel the White House to alter its strategies regarding the region,
Brazil holds a unique position for the United States among Latin American countries, to the extent that the Brazilian incumbent president, Jair Bolsonaro, is considered the principal ally of the United States in Latin America.
According to the most recent poll conducted by the Ipec Institute, former Brazilian president Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva leads with 44% of the vote in the next presidential election scheduled for October 2.
Thus, Lula da Silva, the former leader of the Brazilian labour movement and the country’s president from 2003 to 2010, is 12 points ahead of his arch-rival Bolsonaro. The findings of this study indicate that 32% of Brazilians favour the far-right president Bolsonaro.
Meanwhile, Lula da Silva, is now in the lead with 47% of the vote, followed by Bolsonaro with 32% of the vote, according to the most recent DataFolha figures.
The findings of these surveys, which were released on the eve of the official beginning of the election campaigns, demonstrate the polarised nature of the upcoming presidential elections in Brazil. The Ipec Institute’s data estimates that if the race is extended to a second round, Lula will garner 51% of the vote and Bolsonaro 35%.
There is little doubt that recent events in Latin America, particularly in Brazil, show the resurgence of leftist administrations.
To put it bluntly, this is the worst possible scenario for the United States and its European allies, as they have spent a lot of time and money attempting to alter the political and intellectual landscape of the new generation of Latin Americans. However, their sinister efforts and large investments are proving to be utterly futile.
In the first presidential debate, Lula da Silva said that his administration should be hailed for doing the most to reduce poverty.
He added: “This country had employment and people had the right to live with dignity; it was a country that I left behind. Unfortunately, the present president is ruining our nation.”
The current developments in Brazil have intensified the socialists’ and opponents of US imperialism’s thirst for a more broad and powerful coalition against Washington’s neocolonialism.