He faces strong headwinds at home and abroad as his third term as president gets underway.
From Europe to Latin America and the US, former world leaders are being investigated, tried and even jailed. In theory, this shows no one is above the law. But presidents and PMs aren’t just anyone.
Brazil’s Justice Minister Sergio Moro, once a judge who oversaw a massive and successful anti-corruption operation, is accused of improperly directing prosecutors in a case against a former president.
Four former presidents have been accused of corruption after Operation Carwash.
Sergio Moro, the judge in charge of the Operation Car Wash corruption investigation, and Brazil’s new justice minister, is at the centre of his own scandal.
Bolsonaro was elected to bring Brazil a ‘better future.’ Instead, his first months in office have been marked by mismanagement, legislative gridlock and protest.
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.
A dejected public and a crowded, unpopular field of candidates make for an unhappy election.
How did Brazil’s wildly popular former president Lula become its most famous convict? Here’s what you need to know.
As a former president goes down for nine-and-a-half years, Brazil’s judicial structures are weathering the political crisis well.
One of the world’s most spectacularly unpopular president might yet make it through.