Brazil’s Lula in Shanghai to Boost Ties With China

Brazilian President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva was in the Chinese financial hub of Shanghai on Thursday as he looks to boost ties and win political support for attempts to mediate the conflict in Ukraine.

  • Apr 13, 2023
  • 10:27 AM

Brazil: 2023 Starts With Coup Attempt, News of Genocide Against Indigenous in the Amazon

January has proved that Bolsonaro’s defeat last year was far from a game over for the far-right. We also look at the genocidal policies against the Yanomami people of the Amazon, who are dying of treatable diseases and starvation due to illegal mining on their lands.

  • Jan 30, 2023
  • 2:52 PM

Brazil Still in Turmoil One Month After Presidential Election

November ended as an extremely violent month in Brazil—not only in the political field, with fanatics of the still-President Jair Bolsonaro again blocking roads and even resorting to terrorism, but also with the mass shooting at two schools in Aracruz, in the interior state of Espírito Santo.

  • Dec 5, 2022
  • 3:38 PM

With Bolsonaro Tamed in Defeat, Brazil Steps Back From Brink

In the run-up to Brazil’s presidential election, many feared a narrow result would be contested and spell the death knell for Latin America’s largest democracy. So far, however, the worst fears have been averted.

  • Nov 3, 2022
  • 10:28 AM

‘Our Phoenix’: Lula’s Ups And Downs in Brazil Defy Belief

Four years ago, Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva’s reputation and political future were in tatters. On Sunday, in yet another twist, Brazilian voters chose him by the narrowest of margins to once again lead the world’s fourth-largest democracy.

  • Oct 31, 2022
  • 10:34 AM

Brazil on the Brink as Bolsonaro Secures Run-Off Election With Lula

Despite Lula’s partial victory on Sunday, Bolsonaro has been the big winner of Brazil’s elections this year so far, expanding his base of support in Congress and among allied governors, while seeing other supporters succeed in securing second-round showdowns.

  • Oct 3, 2022
  • 3:58 PM

Brazilians Fear Bolsonaro Attacks on Democracy in Desperate Days Before Election (OPINION)

As in previous months, September has seen President Bolsonaro tell more lies, make more threats to democracy, and garner more bad news for his campaign in the weeks before the election on October 2.

  • Sep 28, 2022
  • 11:26 AM

Brazil’s Lula Endorsed by Another Former Rival, Environmental Activist

A former environment minister and presidential candidate who had broken with Brazil’s ex-leader Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva endorsed him for president on Monday as his campaign continued efforts to reach out to centrist voters.

  • Sep 13, 2022
  • 10:00 AM

Bolsonaro Regains Popularity as More Controversy Surrounds Brazil Government

Data shows that Brazil President Jair Bolsonaro worked an average of three hours and 10 minutes a day in January. It is hard to imagine that he decided to work more in February and March. In just over three hours, however, Bolsonaro was able to amass more controversies.

  • Mar 31, 2022
  • 11:36 AM

Bolsonaro, the President Without a Party

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.

  • Nov 29, 2021
  • 11:16 AM

Fear and Hunger Under Bolsonaro

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.

  • Oct 5, 2021
  • 12:19 PM

Puerto Rico Didn’t Follow Emergency Protocols After Earthquake, Former Official Says

Since the aftermath of Hurricane María, scientists have warned that the island lacks proper attention and warning systems for such “physical threats.”

  • Jan 14, 2020
  • 1:06 PM

Brazil Documentary Gets Oscar Nomination, Exposes Division

SÃO PAULO (AP) — The Academy Award nomination for a Brazilian documentary about the impeachment of then-President Dilma Rousseff has once again laid bare the polarization of Latin America’s largest democracy.

  • Jan 13, 2020
  • 3:40 PM

Brazil’s Ex-President Could Be Freed After Top Court Ruling

SÃO PAULO (AP) — Brazil’s Supreme Court delivered a ruling that could release almost 5,000 inmates still appealing their convictions, including former President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva and other powerful figures jailed in a sprawling corruption investigation.

  • Nov 8, 2019
  • 8:38 AM

Censorship or Caution? Culture War Burns in Brazil

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — The clowns were already on stage, faces painted white, costumes carefully adjusted. It was to be the troupe’s second show of “Abrazo,” a play for children about a fictional dictatorship in which hugging is outlawed. The actors breathed deeply, waiting for the public to take its seats.

  • Nov 4, 2019
  • 4:29 PM

The Latin American Left Isn’t Dead Yet (OPINION)

What can be learned from the failures and successes of Latin America’s leftist parties and governments in the very recent past?

  • Oct 9, 2019
  • 1:45 PM

Would Ousting Trump Rebuild the Country’s Faith in Government? Lessons From Latin America

The current political crisis in the United States shares similarities with political issues in Latin America.

  • Sep 26, 2019
  • 5:47 PM

In Brazil’s Rainforests, the Worst Fires Are Likely Still to Come

The prospects of slowing deforestation remain dim, an issue that matters to people around the world.

  • Sep 11, 2019
  • 10:11 AM

Brazil’s Bolsonaro Praises 1973 Military Coup in Chile

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro criticized on Wednesday U.N. human rights chief Michelle Bachelet, who is from Chile, by praising that country’s 1973 military coup.

  • Sep 4, 2019
  • 4:28 PM

The New Brazilian Government Is Devoid of Ideas

In the months since, however, many Brazilians who voted for Jair Bolsanaro in the hopes of leaving political crises behind them are disappointed.

  • Apr 8, 2019
  • 12:52 PM

Brazil’s Ex-President Temer Arrested on Corruption Charges

Temer became president after playing a key role in the impeachment of former President Dilma Rousseff over budget mismanagement.

  • Mar 22, 2019
  • 1:27 PM

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