Numerous media outlets over the weekend began making a scandal out of Pope Francis's (Jesuit from Argentina) habit of extending mercy to high ranking officials of the Roman Church who themselves showed mercy to child molesters in their charge. Muted forms of this accusation have plagued Popes since the 1990's, but Francis finds himself in a vulnerable position after himself molesting the Roman Church and injecting it with more new poz than it has seen since the Vatican II debacle.
While it is too soon to predict an early end to the Argentine one-lunged wonder's papacy, this is the first time the mainstream pozz'd press has been pushed to criticize the man they once dubbed "Cool Pope" for his embrace of cultural marxism.
In an attempt to address rampant street shitting and litter from intravenous drug use new San Francisco Mayor London Breed has approved hiring separate cleanup crew to address the problems (archived). Six new poop patrollers and ten needle pickers will be joining an existing crew of four needle pickers in an attempt to cover the city's 121.4 square kilometers. The specialist natures of the cleaning crews raises serious questions of the cost necessary to expand cleanliness to the whole city, especially when contrasted to other Western hemisphere cities like Montevideo which utilizes scheduled crews cleaning all types of messes to sweep Montevideo's 201 square kilometers while deep cultural pressures prevent the adoption of a street shitting norm.
Today the New York Times published an opinion piece by disgraced and imprisoned former Brazilian president Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva with the apparent intent to influence the outcome of the upcoming Brazilian election (archived). This comes after the New York Times has spent nearly two years attempting to delegitimize US President Donald Trumpś election with a social engineering campaign alleging Russian influence in the form of foreign Facebook memes affected the outcome of the 2016 US presidential election.1
In the piece Lula attempts to frame his and his party's decade and a half long kleptocratic reign as a "labor movement" and the criminal investigations that leaded him in jail and his successor impeached as a "right-wing coup".
Lula is attempting to run in the Brazilian presidential election from prison against a "Great Again" candidate despite his conviction as a corrupt motherfucker. Brazilian prosperity peaked in the 19th century under Emperor Pedro II, and lags behind the successes of its imperial age as it as been afflicted by socialists and kleptocrats of all flavors. For maximum meddling value the New York Times published the corrupt motherfucker's piece in English, Spanish, and Portuguese.
Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro was allegedly attacked by explosive drones as he was giving a speech to celebrate the 81st anniversary of the "Bolivarian National Guard" (archived). Maduro celebrated his survival by delivering a speech condemning new NATO affiliate Colombia and the far right for the apparent attempt on his life.
Numerous reports are suggesting that Eduadorian President Lenín Moreno has entered into negotiations to extradite Julian Assange from the safety of his current residence into the hostile Anglophone territory outside of his embassy suite (archived). Moreno has repeatedly been referring to Assange as "una piedra en el zapato" and had Assange's communication with the outside world restricted earlier this year.
Assange's precarious situation highlights the hazards of trying to interact with fiat states, as just one election has changed the desired foreign policy of his chosen host while his Ecuadorian home is surrounded by an increasingly unstable England.
Colombia is reportedly joining NATO as a "Global Partner" state. This pivot towards pantsuit will leave Colombia outside of NATO's core military alliance, but the agreement will formalize the Colombian government's status as co-conspirator in Pantsuit's organized criminal enterprise.
Maduro's criminal gang in Venezuala has seized Kellogg's cereal production factories after the carbohydrate giant decided to quit Maduro's ongoing transformation of the petrostate into a Marxist Theocracy (archived). Maduro declared Kellogg's exit "unconsitutional" and proceeded to turn the means of production Kellogg left behind over to "the workers" according to what are surely Maduro's sincerely held religious beliefs.
Venezuala will be holding presidential elections on Sunday.
In Brazil the race for the Presidency has an early frontrunner in Jair Bolsonaro, who is running a Durterte/Trump/Putin style "Make Great" campaign (archived). Within a wide field of candidates largely from "more of the same" Pantsuitist parties, Bolsonaro is drawing support from 17-21 percent of likely voters in polls which at this stage is enough to cement him as the frontrunner. Bolsonaro is promising "open season on crime", which taps into deep Brasilero frustrations with constantly being mugged in Brazil's hyper urbanized megacities.
Today the Argentine central bank raised interest rates for borrowers to 40%, up from 27.25% on April 27th (archived).