Lula Da Silva Withdraws From Brazil’s Presidential Election

He was replaced by the former mayor of São Paulo, Fernando Haddad.

  • Sep 12, 2018
  • 1:17 PM

Lula da Silva Turns Himself in to Brazilian Authorities

The former president of Brazil turned himself in to the police in São Paulo on Saturday evening and was flown by helicopter to the southern city of Curitiba to begin a 12-year sentence for corruption charges.

  • Apr 9, 2018
  • 9:51 AM

Brazil’s Congress Reelects Leaders, Boosting Lula’s Agenda

Brazilian lawmakers on Wednesday voted to reelect the heads of both the Chamber of Deputies and the Senate, bolstering President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva’s prospects for passing legislation and governing in the polarized nation.

  • Feb 2, 2023
  • 10:42 AM

Lula Returns

With the return of Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva as Brazil’s president and the hope of Brazilian democracy being renewed, Latino Rebels Radio host Julio Ricardo Varela begins the new year by speaking with Brazil-based freelance journalist Michael Fox on what lies ahead for Lula’s second run in office following the right-wing presidency of Jair Bolsonaro.

  • Jan 5, 2023
  • 5:04 PM

Lula Assumes Presidency in Brazil as Bolsonaro Hides in Florida, Supporters Grow More Violent (OPINION)

Against the backdrop of increasingly violent protests by supporters of former President Jair Bolsonaro, who has fled to Florida in hopes of escaping prosecution in Brazil, Sunday saw the formerly jailed Lula da Silva of the Workers’ Party resume the presidency.

  • Jan 3, 2023
  • 2:18 PM

Brownlisted: Thank God It’s ‘Wednesday’

Senior editor Hector Luis Alamo gives a review of some of the most interesting and important things he saw, read, and heard over the past week.

  • Dec 2, 2022
  • 2:46 PM

President-Elect Lula Faces Heavily Pro-Bolsonaro Government, Public

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.

  • Oct 31, 2022
  • 5:42 PM

‘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

Lula Defeats Bolsonaro to Become Brazil’s President—Again

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.

  • Oct 30, 2022
  • 7:11 PM

Two Wounded at Bolsonaro Rally in Brazil, Tensions High Before Sunday Vote

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.

  • Oct 25, 2022
  • 4:54 PM

Brazil’s da Silva, Bolsonaro Clash in 1st One-on-One Debate

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.

  • Oct 17, 2022
  • 10:02 AM

Lula vs. Bolsonaro: Round 1

Latino Rebels Radio: October 6, 2022

  • Oct 6, 2022
  • 4:06 PM

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

Brazil Election Authority: Bolsonaro, Lula Headed to Runoff

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.

  • Oct 2, 2022
  • 8:44 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

Afrodescendant Representation in Spanish-Language Textbooks

Looking at Spanish textbooks published between 2014 and 2017, Drs. Rosti Vana and Lillie Padilla studied the frequency of Afro-Latinx textual and visual references, and how they were historically and culturally portrayed. In the dozen books studied, there were only 52 textual mentions of Afro-Latinx—one of the textbooks mentioned Afro-Latinx people only once in its 500 pages.

  • Feb 23, 2022
  • 11:56 AM

From EL FARO ENGLISH: Ortega’s Single-Candidate Elections

The results of the November 7 presidential elections are now clear: Daniel Ortega and Rosario Murillo will run for reelection without any legitimate opponents.

  • Aug 9, 2021
  • 4:29 PM

Brazil Senate Starts Potentially Damaging Probe of President

SÃO PAULO (AP) — Brazil’s Senate on Tuesday began an inquiry into the government’s management of the COVID-19 pandemic, a probe that analysts say could potentially jeopardize the reelection of President Jair Bolsonaro.

  • Apr 27, 2021
  • 6:06 PM

Brazil Justice Annuls Lula’s Sentences, Enabling 2022 Run

SÃO PAULO (AP) — A Supreme Court justice on Monday annulled all convictions against former Brazilian President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva, a ruling that potentially would allow him to run again for the presidency next year.

  • Mar 8, 2021
  • 8:07 PM

Thousands of Brazilians Who Won Elections as Black Candidates in 2020 Previously Ran for Office as White

Brazil is undergoing a strange racial reckoning after bombshell revelations that thousands of veteran politicians had changed their self-identified race between the 2016 and 2020 elections.

  • Jan 13, 2021
  • 3:37 PM

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