Perhaps TFP's most sensational alliance, however, was with the fearsome World Anti-Communist League, or WACL, whose activities in the second half of the twentieth century ranged from panic-mongering to covert and overt support for right-wing terrorism.
Plinio Correa de Oliveira and the Brazilian TFP cultivated alliances with WACL and with several of its disreputable members.
As assiduous members of a transnational far-right community, Brazilians had been key WACL activists even before its inception, via the institutions that preceded it.
When Barbieri organized a meeting of WACL affiliates in 1974, Geraldo Proenca Sigaud (the reactionary Archbishop of Diamantina) was among those who answered the call to speak.
The former considered delivering the meeting's keynote speech and ended up delivering closing remarks, in which he expressed his and the President's "obvious solidarity" with WACL. "The action of the World Anticommunist League," he declared, "is very important because the democratic universe is poor in combat leadership." (65) By the late 1980s, Falcao would have passed the baton to another rising star in Brazil's government and its renovated and re-energized conservatism: Daso Coimbra.
The TFP sent Marcos Ribeiro Dantas to represent Plinio Correa de Oliveira at the V Plenary Congress of WACL, on which more below.
As the president of Wacl
, "Nudging the gender gap" was a priority; more broadly for my day job, I attended "Leading mindfully", as well as talks on the digital economy and tomorrow's connected consumers.