Raphael Tsavkko Garcia
December has shown that not much changed in the year 2021 in terms of Bolsonaro and his aggressive statements and actions against politicians, the media, and other parts of government.
With temples and churches closed, priests and pastors have successfully moved their services online, their streams reaching thousands of believers and potentially revitalizing their faith during dark times.
Fifty-seven percent of the population want him impeached, and his approval rating has plummeted to 19 percent, a record low. Brazilians are starting to wonder, not whether Bolsonaro has a chance of being re-elected or not, but if he’ll even be able to find a party to run with.
One of the few certainties Brazilians have these days is that, whenever possible, far-right president Jair Bolsonaro will make stupefying, anti-science, and borderline criminal statements. On Thursday, October 21, the President claimed that those who are vaccinated against COVID-19 could develop AIDS.
While the people of Brazil suffer on the socioeconomic edge, its political class engages in endless debates on whether to overthrow or save the President from impeachment.
Latino Rebels spoke to three experts in different areas to understand the political moment and what the pro-Bolsonaro demonstrations —and his retreat— mean for Brazil and its democracy.
Pro-Bolsonaro groups have organized across the country, calling for a new military regime. Governors fear that the military police may rebel and start an uprising that would force the army to take a stand.
Brazil ended the month of July with more than 550,000 people dead from the pandemic amid signs of weakening of the government, which still maneuvers in every possible way to survive the pressure from the streets.
Authoritarian leaders tend to seek to hold on to power by any means they deem necessary—whether through censorship, media control, or coups. Brazilian president Jair Bolsonaro is one of those leaders.
Calls for impeachment grow louder in Brazil as President Jair Bolsonaro finds himself at the center of various scandals and investigations into his government’s handling of the COVID pandemic.
May was a complicated month for Brazil and Brazilians. It was one more month in an endless series of catastrophes and governmental irresponsibility.
At around 6 a.m. on Thursday, May 6, Rio de Janeiro was waking up to yet another massacre.
If on the one hand, the world looks with concern at the unfolding situation in Brazil, on the other hand, for Brazilians the climate is one of absolute fear.
In January 2020, the world was starting to receive worrying news that a potentially deadly virus had emerged in China and was beginning to spread. We did not yet know the severity of the approaching pandemic, but immediately campaigns sprang up all over Latin America on how to avoid getting sick—wash your hands, keep social […]