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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.
The 39-year-old senator’s affairs have been under the spotlight since his father’s January 2019 inauguration.
Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro Tests Positive for Coronavirus, Removes Mask During Press Conference
In a news conference yesterday, Bolsonaro also boasted about using hydroxychloroquine, a drug which has not been proven to be effective against the virus, in order to speed his recovery.
Fernando Haddad, his main opponent, only got 44.3 percent of the votes.
Latino Rebels’ senior editor Hector Luis Alamo provides an overview of some of the most interesting and important things he’s seen, read, and heard over the past week.
More than three weeks after losing a reelection bid, President Jair Bolsonaro on Tuesday blamed a software bug and demanded the electoral authority annul votes cast on most of Brazil’s electronic voting machines, though independent experts say the bug doesn’t affect the reliability of results.
A striking line of red paint approximately eight inches wide and spanning a kilometer in length appeared on Friday in parts of downtown San José. Part of a project called Kilometer Downtown, its intent is to guide tourists to hotels and safe spots where they can ask for information.
The defense ministry has put out a report highlighting flaws in Brazil’s electoral systems and proposing improvements, but there is nothing to substantiate claims of fraud from some of President Jair Bolsonaro’s supporters protesting his October 30 defeat.
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.
Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro’s administration signaled a willingness to hand over power, two days after a nail-biting election loss to leftist Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva and amid speculation the far-right incumbent might fight the result.
BRASILIA, Brazil (AP) — Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro on Tuesday did not concede the election he lost to leftist Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva in a brief speech that marked his first comments since results were released two days ago.
The election to Congress of Bolsonaro supporters, as well as a deeply divided Brazilian public, spell difficult years for incoming President Lula da Silva. Backed by a broad coalition of supporters on the left and the right, he will also have a hard time satisfying all of his allies.
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.
SÃO PAULO (AP) — Brazil’s electoral authority said Sunday that Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva of the leftist Worker’s Party defeated incumbent Jair Bolsonaro to become the country’s next president.
A violent showdown at a Bolsonaro rally on Sunday left two wounded, and political tensions remain heightened leading up to the October 30 runoff election between right-wing incumbent President Jair Bolsonaro and left-wing former president Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva.
A judge on Wednesday ordered Iván-Santell Velázquez, a former student at the University of Puerto Rico, to serve 13 months in federal prison and two years of supervised release after he pleaded guilty to cyberstalking.
Brazil’s former President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva and incumbent Jair Bolsonaro clashed in their first one-on-one debate Sunday, two weeks before the presidential election’s runoff. The two repeatedly called each other liars during an encounter lasting about an hour and a half.
The Government of Mexico plans to file a second lawsuit against U.S. companies it alleges are responsible for the flow of illegal weapons into the country, Foreign Affairs Secretary Marcelo Ebrard announced last Wednesday.
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.
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Brazil’s top two presidential candidates were neck-and-neck late Sunday in a highly polarized election that could determine if the country returns a leftist to the helm of the world’s fourth-largest democracy or keeps the far-right incumbent in office for another four years.
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.