Any discussion about Brazil’s failed response to the COVID-19 pandemic must start with the country’s far-right populist president, Jair Bolsonaro, experts argue.
Brazil articles on Democracy Chronicles
News about the struggle for better democracy in Brazil. According to Freedom House, the "electoral system encourages the proliferation of parties but struggles to manage persistent corruption". Also check out our section on World Democracy or our articles with news about South America.
‘Democracies Divided’: How to counter political polarization
Polarization is tearing democracies around the world from Brazil, India, and Kenya, to Poland, Turkey, and US. Article looks at how to counter this dynamic.
Trump scoffed by environmentalists over claims of being one of them
Tump was scoffed by environmentalist over claims of being one of them. This came after his rather hypocritical pro-environment assertion at G-7 summit.
Behind Populist Authoritarianism: Brazil and Other Recent Hellscapes
Brazil is a country whose citizenry rarely enjoy good governance. They were doing well in recent years despite the fact their politicians seemed to be regularly impeached, locked up or otherwise disgraced.
Brazil Ex-President Temer Surrenders to Police Following Arrest Warrant
Former Brazilian President Michel surrenders to federal police, marking the second time he is arrested for participated in corruption scheme for decades.
Prosecutor Requests 20 Years in Jail for Ex-Peru President
Prosecutors in Peru alleged Tuesday that they have gathered overwhelming evidence implicating former President Ollanta Humala
Indigenous Women Lead Fight for Land Rights in Brazil
Brazil’s indigenous women have been overturning tradition to step into the spotlight and lead an international push to defend their tribal land rights.
Brazilian Court Reduces Sentence of Ex-President da Silva
Brazil’s court reduced sentence of incarcerated former President da Silva, opening the possibility he could be moved to house arrest later this year.
Brazil Supreme Court’s Attempt to Silence Critics Draws Fire
Brazil’s Supreme Court drew fire silencing its critics with confidential criminal case targeting press, pundits on social media and a retired Army general.
Jail Term for Brazilian Comedian Gentili Harms Free Speech
A Brazilian court’s decision to sentence a comedian to prison for offensive remarks about a congresswoman could have a chilling effect on free speech.