Bolsonaro was elected to bring Brazil a ‘better future.’ Instead, his first months in office have been marked by mismanagement, legislative gridlock and protest.
The popularity of Brazil’s new president has decreased significantly in just a few months. Why? Too much controversy and too few ideas.
Brazil’s new president – often called the ‘Trump of the tropics’ for his inflammatory, right-wing rhetoric – won over poorer voters by stoking fear and resentment. Can he make them happy?
Facebook retired its ‘Move fast and break things’ slogan – perhaps because, as new research from Brazil confirms, democracy is among the things left broken by online misinformation and fake news.
Christian right groups in Canada may not have the same resources as their American counterparts. They are, nonetheless, attracting supporters by borrowing some U.S. tactics.
Brazil’s president-elect wants to roll back environmental laws, saying they hurt rural growth. But preventing Amazonian deforestation has actually made farmland more productive.
Bolsonaro promised angry Brazilians he would transform their crisis-stricken country. But he didn’t say how. Five Brazil experts examine his policies on crime, the economy, women, the Amazon and more.
Jair Bolsonaro, a right-wing congressman and former army captain, is Brazil’s next president, with 56 percent of votes. Critics see a threat to democracy in his scathing attacks on Brazilian society.
Women are fighting to tip the Brazilian election by using morals over politics.
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.
In Brazil, a record 1,237 black women will stand for office in Sunday’s general election. As in the US, their campaigns reflect deep personal concern about rising racism and sexism in politics.
A dejected public and a crowded, unpopular field of candidates make for an unhappy election.
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.