Hollywood stars Leonardo DiCaprio and Mark Ruffalo joined other celebrities making a final push for voters in Brazil to register to vote.
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Brazil’s controversial President Jair Bolsonaro wants the army to count votes. This, however, could be detrimental to the electoral process.
According to DW’s Philipp Lichterbeck, a president who threatens to organize a military coup should face impeachment proceedings.
Bolsonaro, who plans to seek for re-election, claims that the current voting system is exposed to fraud, allegations dismissed in court.
After claiming Brazil’s electronic voting system is vulnerable to fraud President, Jair Bolsonaro, hit out a judicial probe into his claims.
Polls predict that if former President Lula da Silva’s political rights are restored, he will smash Jair Bolsonaro if he runs again for president.
While the world was distracted with COVID-19 democracy was quietly being attacked globally such as in Hungary, Brazil, Belarus, China.
Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro said if he orders the military to take to the streets to restore order, “the order will be followed.”
A recent Netflix documentary examines football legend Pelé’s rise to fame but fails to address deeper questions of race and class.
Lula da Silva’s return means that there is actually some hope for democracy and social justice in Brazil, despite the tide of reaction.