Stories about Brazil from October, 2022
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.
In the lead-up to Brazil's 2022 Elections, women in politics have been denouncing threats, which in Brazil is recognized as an electoral crime of political gender violence.
Brazil's leading presidential candidates have adopted strategies to attract the support of evangelicals and Catholics.
In February 2022, the Federal Police delivered a partial report to the Supreme Court detailing the structure of “digital militias” coordinating attacks against rival politicians, democratic institutions, and the dissemination of "false news."