Stories about Brazil
Jan. 8, 2023, is now a date to remember in Brazil: the day when a bolsonarista mob invaded the nation's top state buildings in an attempted coup, one week after Lula's inauguration.
How political gaslighting undermines public policy; a case study of South Africa, Brazil and the United States
The political landscape of 2022 is inextricably linked to the phenomenon of ‘political gaslighting’, the erosion of the general public’s epistemic autonomy and self-trust for the sake of forwarding a particular political agenda.
The 2022 Brazilian presidential campaign was marked by the use of churches and religious leaders as political weapons. As Bolsonaro's government reached its end, the outgoing president seemed to hold on to it.
The defeated Bolsonaro traveled to the US to avoid passing on the sash and fearing inquiries, while Lula took the presidency in an inauguration marked by symbols and promises of rebuilding.
In one of the most violent elections in the country's history, Agência Pública's report mapped and verified attacks against voters, candidates, journalists, and workers at research institutes.
The Australian PM has finally talked about Julian Assange ... and while distancing himself from Assange’s well-motivated actions, has said he has raised it with representatives of the US administration.
These assets are considered to provide a safe haven of value in the face of unstable economies.
Claiming they want to save Brazil from communism, Bolsonaristas have been protesting while refusing to acknowledge Lula's victory. Meanwhile, Bolsonaro and his party challenged the electoral system at the Electoral Court.
Despite the distance between them, Brazil remains part of daily debate in Angola and Mozambique.
The relationship of many Brazilians with their national team has been one to ponder and continues as Selecao enter the Qatar FIFA World Cup season
Novo Progresso, in northern Pará state, is one of the municipalities with the highest number of forest fires and deforestation. It also has strong support for Bolsonaro, reports Amazônia Real.
Initial media reports suggested WhatsApp's decision to withhold the launch was part of an agreement with the Supreme Electoral Court (TSE), with whom Bolsonaro has been at loggerheads due to his groundless remarks about fraud in the electoral system.
Author of "Torto Arado," Itamar Vieira Júnior, declared his support for former president Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva in the elections. He spoke to Global Voices about the importance of agrarian reform and environmental protections.
Despite Bolsonaro’s attempts to win votes and challenge the voting system, Lula da Silva prevailed for his third term in a deeply split nation.
With a call from Samuel L. Jackson, actors such as Mark Ruffalo and Robert Downey Jr, joined Brazilian influencers to talk about the importance of voting in the presidential runoff
In a deeply polarised run for the Brazilian presidency, the 2022 campaign has also been marked for attacks and violent episodes offline. Agencia Publica counts the cases registered in the country in the first round of campaign.
Some are asking the courts to not sacrifice what is urgent (stopping the flow of disinformation) for what is important — safeguarding democratic processes.
"The access to guns was expanded and control mechanisms did not follow the growth pace of guns in the hands of civilians," says Cecilia Olliveira.
Peripheral neighbourhoods are largely absent from the speeches and the government plans of candidates to the Brazilian presidency. At least, that is what is indicated by the plans presented to the Electoral Court.
The flip side of regulating the internet is that this enables the state to mobilise itself and erase the existence of these communities and their identities from popular culture and discussion.
Despite coming in second place by about 6 million votes in the first round, Bolsonaro's allies managed to secure more seats in parliaments and as governors than Lula's candidates, showing his force to mobilize votes.