The Brazilian’s football team’s yellow shirt has become a symbol of Bolsonaro in recent years.
Support for Brazil’s football team may be breaking down political division in the country, at least for now.
Busloads of voters were stopped by police on the way to place their ballots during the Brazilian election.
Laws making it more difficult to vote are being introduced around the democratic world, an expert says.
A burnt area in Amazonas state, Brazil, Sept. 21, 2022. Fires in the Amazon are often set to clear land.
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Brazilian President-elect Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva says he will end land clearance in Brazil’s Amazon region. But powerful forces profit from rainforest destruction.
Plenty for the president-elect to think about.
Lula’s international reputation could be key to the country’s success.
Supporters of Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva gather on a city street in São Paulo, Brazil, after he defeated incumbent Jair Bolsonaro in a presidential run-off election on Oct. 30, 2022.
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Despite Jair Bolsonaro’s defeat in Brazil, democracy remains under threat. The legacies of authoritarian figures like Bolsonaro and Donald Trump live on.
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Three reasons for failure, and four reasons to be hopeful.
Hands across the divide: a statue in Northern Ireland.
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We talk to a political scientist and a philosopher about how to bring countries back from dangerous levels of polarisation. Listen to The Conversation Weekly.
Supporters of Lula celebrate his victory in the Brazilian presidential election in Belo Horizonte, Brazil.
Brazil’s presidential handover will take place in January. Observers are hoping it will be peaceful.
‘I will govern for all the people’: Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva celebrates his election victory.
A very tight election victory, a divided country and an economy in tatters.
People perform during the Boi-Bumbá in Parintins. The city’s annual festival has shown how remote communities can thrive despite isolation.
The “Festival do Boi-Bumbá” changed the fate of Parintins, Brazil. Its success shows the crucial role that cultural festivals play in isolated territories that often lack material infrastructure.
A closer alliance between the US and Latin America could bring political and economic benefits for both.
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With Russia building new partnerships to gain support for its war, the US should re-engage with allies in its backyard, experts say.
President Jair Bolsonaro relaxed rules around private gun ownership.
Jair Bolsonaro put gun ownership at the centre of his political platform and relaxed gun regulations. What does that mean for Brazll? Listent to The Conversation Weekly podcast.
Maria Elena Paredes.
Estradas ilegais trouxeram desmatamento, fogo e outros danos ambientais para a Amazônia. Os resultados do segundo turno presidencial de 2022 podem ter um grande impacto no futuro.
President Biden Joe Biden speaks at a Hispanic Heritage Month 2022 reception at the White House. Just who counts as ‘Hispanic’ in the U.S. is an open question.
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Countries across the Americas are tweaking their census to better understand their population, allowing them to create more responsive policies. The US still has a ways to go.
Buildings sit in the water along the shore following Hurricane Fiona in Rose Blanche-Harbour Le Cou, Nfld. Fiona left a trail of destruction across much of Atlantic Canada.
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Amid a number of major crises, the world clearly needs radical change. But what will it look like? The desire to return to pre-pandemic ‘normal’ is powerful, but ‘normal’ is what got us where we are today.
Many populist politicians do better in elections than polling suggests they will.
Brazil’s Bolsonaro has done better than expected in the first round of Brazil’s presidential election. An expert discusses why populism gets votes.
A demonstrator dressed in the colours of the Brazilian flag performs in front of a street vendor’s towels for sale featuring Brazilian presidential candidates Jair Bolsonaro and Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva, in Brasilia, Brazil, on Sept. 27, 2022.
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It is unclear who will win Brazil’s election in the second round, but one thing is obvious: Bolsonaro’s brand of right-wing conservatism is growing, and so is its threat to democracy.
Richard Mosse, Broken Spectre, 2022 (still).
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Broken Spectre, an immersive, 74-minute-long moving image work, is having its world premiere at the NGV.
An election worker prepares the voting machines ahead of the Brazilian vote.
Political violence that has broken out during the rule of Brazil’s president Bolsonaro draws on a long history of attacks.
Maria Elena Paredes, coordinator of the Community Vigilance Committee for the Ashéninka community of Sawawo Hito 40, points to satellite images showing deforestation.
Illegal roads have brought deforestation, fire and other environmental damage to the Amazon. The results of the 2022 presidential runoff could have a major impact for the future.