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Weekly Report - 27 February 2020 (WR-20-08)

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Quotes of the week

“The popis don’t vote, they only want their ‘likes’ for participating in the protests.”

Bolívar Valera, a congressional candidate for the ruling PLD, posts a tweet (rapidly deleted but already captured and since gone viral) dismissing growing protests by young Dominicans he referred to as ‘popis’, a derogatory term meaning ‘stuck up’.


“I won’t accept any more excuses we either produce or we produce.”

Venezuela’s de facto president Nicolás Maduro on ever-declining oil production.

 

“[Mexico’s President Andrés Manuel López Obrador] should take action instead of regurgitating fallacious and ideological arguments to justify [his government’s] incompetence, such as blaming the past or neoliberalism for the violence against women.”

The president of Mexico’s main opposition right-of-centre Partido Acción Nacional (PAN), Marko Cortés.