Bolsonaro, who plans to seek for re-election, claims that the current voting system is exposed to fraud, allegations dismissed in court.
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Brazil Judge Orders Bolsonaro Probe For Vote Fraud Claims
After claiming Brazil’s electronic voting system is vulnerable to fraud President, Jair Bolsonaro, hit out a judicial probe into his claims.
Brazil’s Lula Poised For Sensational Political Comeback
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.
Democracy Attacked as World Battles COVID
While the world was distracted with COVID-19 democracy was quietly being attacked globally such as in Hungary, Brazil, Belarus, China.
Bolsonaro Says Brazil Military Can Take The Streets
Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro said if he orders the military to take to the streets to restore order, “the order will be followed.”
Pelé’ Documentary Kicks Up Questions On Democracy In Brazil
A recent Netflix documentary examines football legend Pelé’s rise to fame but fails to address deeper questions of race and class.
Can Lula’s Return Save Brazilian Democracy?
Lula da Silva’s return means that there is actually some hope for democracy and social justice in Brazil, despite the tide of reaction.
Brazilian Democracy Is Holding Up But the Biggest Test is 2022
Despite the deteriorating political climate in Brazil since President Jair Bolsonaro’s election, democracy has survived and thrived.
Study: Human Rights Laws Are Best Way To Protect The Amazon
The Amazon is the world’s most important ecosystem. Among the different strategies adopted to save it human rights laws are crucial.
Brazil’s President Tests Positive for COVID-19
Brazil’s President Jair Bolsonaro has tested positive for COVID-19. Bolsonaro has downplayed the pandemic and his regime has largely neglected it.