14 | 07 | 2020

After Brazil’s presidential elections, the country’s Congress got back to its normal activities, placing an array of conservative topics on the agenda. One of the pieces of legislation that stand out is a Senate bill that describes criminal activities classified as terrorism and could lead to the formal criminalization of people’s movements.

The bill now re-emerges as a conservative wave gained momentum and led to the election of Jair Bolsonaro as president, while members of Congress try to reintroduce provisions from the counter-terrorism act that were vetoed by ex-president Dilma Rousseff in 2016, when the bill was signed into law.

Back then, the counter-terrorism bill was proposed by the government to meet the...

On November 1, judge Sergio Moro accepted the invitation from extreme right-wing president-elect Jair Bolsonaro to serve as minister of justice. Sergio Moro is the federal judge who presided over the ‘Car Wash’ corruption scandal which investigated corruption in the Brazilian state-run oil company Petrobras. His central targets in the investigation were former presidents Dilma...

Brazil's future economy minister in the Jair Bolsonaro administration – which will start on Jan. 1 –, Paulo Guedes, announced that, in order to “control expenditures,” his economic plan includes pushing the pension reform, speeding up privatization processes, and downsizing the government. The relationships with the Mercosur trade bloc will also lose priority, the...

The Brazilian people who are unhappy with the rise of the far-right to power in Brazil will take to the streets on Tuesday to protest against the democratic rupture represented by the election of Jair Bolsonaro last Sunday, after he won 55 percent of votes. While around 58 million voters chose the retired army captain, 89 million Brazilians did not elect his conservative project, including those...

"We leave this process with closer ties and organized capacity and strength to resist this professed fascist offensive," said João Pedro Stedile, from the national board of the Landless Workers' Movement (MST) about the result of Brazil's 2018 presidential elections.

In an interview to the Brasil de Fato Radio immediately after Jair Bolsonaro's victory in the runoff election, Stedile...

Two of Brazil's major people's movements released a statement about the country's elections. Read it below:

The election is over, but the fight is just beginning: We hold our heads up resisting for Brazil!

We lived an entirely atypical electoral process. Since the end of the military period, we have not had the political imprisonment of a leader, such as Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva, who...

On October 28, Jair Bolsonaro was elected president of Brazil. The candidate of fascism, supported by the most conservative sectors of society, and capital won 55.3% of the vote while his rival Fernando Haddad won 44.7%. The impact of these elections will be felt not only in Latin America but in every corner of the world, and in every field. Ahead of this historic election, Peoples Dispatch spoke...

PCdoBThe election of Jair Bolsonaro in the presidential elections establishes a new political period in our country, marked by threats to democracy, national patrimony, the sovereignty of the nation and the rights of the people. It was elected a president of the Republic clearly determined to establish a dictatorial government, to implement, blood and fire, an ultra-liberal and neo-colonial...

The far-right politician got married three times. Between 1993 and 2001, he was married to councilwoman Rogéria Nantes Nunes, with whom he had three children: Eduardo Bolsonaro, who was reelected a federal congressman this year, Flávio Bolsonaro, who was elected senator on Oct. 7, and Carlos Bolsonaro, a Rio de Janeiro councilman. After his separation, he married Ana Cristina Vale...

Twenty-three-year-old Charlione Lessa Albuquerque was shot dead during a political motorcade in support of the Workers' Party presidential candidate Fernando Haddad on Saturday night, on the eve of the country’s runoff election, in the Greater Fortaleza Area, northeastern Brazil. Authorities confirmed the crime.

The young man was on top of an automobile with his mother when he was shot...

The Brazilian polling institutes Datafolha and Ibope released tonight their latest opinion polls for the country’s presidential runoff election this Sunday, Oct. 28.

According to Datafolha, the far-right candidate Jair Bolsonaro is at 55 percent of voting intention, while the left-wing presidential hopeful Fernando Haddad is at 45 percent.

The Ibope poll showed Bolsonaro at 54 percent...

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