As well as having dangerous social and political consequences, a Bolsonaro presidency would mark a massive shift for Brazil’s economy, too.
The far right frontrunner promises a brazen anti-environmental strategy.
After four years of economic crisis and corruption, Brazilians have never trusted their government less. They showed their frustration Sunday, voting for two ideologically opposed candidates.
Brazil could see a return to the dark days of the military dictatorship.
A dejected public and a crowded, unpopular field of candidates make for an unhappy election.
Only a couple of months until the elections, the frontrunner is behind bars and the economic agenda of the next government is anyone’s guess.
Brazil’s evangelical Christians are an increasingly powerful political force. These conservative, faith-based voters are now backing a divisive firebrand known for racist remarks for the presidency.
Leftist former President Lula da Silva is the clear favorite in Brazil’s 2018 presidential race, leading his closest rival — a firebrand conservative — by 15 points. The only problem: He’s in jail.
Can South America’s biggest democracy run properly with a broken, corrupt political class seemingly unable to reform?
Some 60,000 Brazilians are killed each year, accounting for 10% of all homicides worldwide. As terrorised voters look to authoritarian leaders to impose order, Brazil’s democracy hangs in the balance.
Proponents of inward-looking politics have demonstrated an impressive capacity to exploit the globalisation of the political sphere.
Things keep getting worse for South America’s most populous nation and biggest economy. What is going on, Brazil?
The Olympics provide Brazilians with a welcome distraction from their country’s fraught and bitter politics.