Thought for the day

"A good decision is based on knowledge and not on numbers."  -- Plato


The Brazilian Tutelary Council has begun removing the children of Brazilian election protesters from their parents’ custody. This comes after the National Council of Justice in Brazil issued an order to verify the condition of children involved in protests that have dominated the country following the election of far-left politician Lula da Silva. 

The cryptocurrency industry’s turmoil, triggered by the FTX exchange collapse, has not dented the enthusiasm of El Salvadoran President Nayib Bukele towards Bitcoin. He announced on Wednesday that the nation will start purchasing the token on a daily basis starting from November 17.

The people of Brazil have risen up against alleged voter fraud in the nation’s recent presidential election, with millions flooding the streets in protest.

During Tuesday’s national Republican Day, an estimated 3 million citizens took to the streets across the country and demanded the election be annulled.

Incumbent President Jair Bolsonaro and his party have responded by moving to annul the election.

Tens-of-thousands of protesters packed the streets of dozens of Brazil’s largest cities and towns for the sixth consecutive day on Saturday. The protesters have called for the Brazilian Armed Forces to intervene on behalf of current President Jair Bolsonaro, citing numerous irregularities, including nearly 6 million “invalid” votes. Posts questioning the election have been promptly censored by global social media giants, including YouTube, while numerous elected politicians have been locked out of their accounts.

Tens of thousands took to the streets in Mexico on Sunday to protest President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador's plan to overhaul the country's electoral commission INE in what they fear would concentrate power in the hands of the government.

Lopez Obrador, who put the plan forward in April, has long criticized the country's electoral authorities, including accusing them of helping to engineer his defeats when he ran for the presidency in 2006 and 2012.

A Mexican anti-corruption authority said on Monday it had launched an investigation into the state attorney's office of Morelos, after a top official accused prosecutors there of covering up the killing of a young woman found on a highway last week.

Hours earlier, Mexico City Mayor Claudia Sheinbaum accused Morelos' state attorney's office of covering up the killing of 27-year-old Ariadna Lopez, after it ruled out evidence of violence and said she had died of alcohol intoxication.