14 | 07 | 2020

Far-right candidate Jair Bolsonaro continues to maintain a lead in most polls ahead of the second round of the Brazilian presidential elections on October 28. While his misogyny, homophobia and militarism are a matter of record, equally worrying is his approach to science and research. Scientists and academics have expressed their concern and fear for the future of Brazilian science and research under a potential Bolsonaro administration. Academic freedom in research spaces, the protection of the country’s biodiversity and Brazil’s role in the global struggle against climate change are among the key areas where a far-right regime may have a disastrous impact, scientists fear.

Paulo Artaxo, a climate change researcher at the...

The member of the national board of the Landless Workers Movement (MST) Jaime Amorim was arrested by the military police in downtown Caruaru, Pernambuco, while he was handing out Brasil de Fato newspapers this morning, and was only released hours later, in the afternoon.

Witnesses say supporters of Brazil’s presidential candidate Jair Bolsonaro threatened and attacked the activists who...

The gap between Brazil's far-right candidate Jair Bolsonaro and the Workers’ Party presidential hopeful Fernando Haddad, who will face off in a runoff on Sunday, Oct. 28, closed from 18 to 12 percentage points in one week, according to a survey released by pollster Datafolha on Thursday.

Three days ahead of the elections, the opinion poll shows Bolsonaro is at 56 percent of voting...

As Brazil’s runoff elections approach, electoral court authorities and federal and military police officers raided public universities across the country following court orders or students’ requests to question, intimidate, seize materials, and order the take down of pro-democracy statements.

While the judges who issued the orders argue the materials seized were used to campaign...

“While Bolsonaro’s victory was supposed to be ‘certain,’ today it is just ‘likely,’ tomorrow it will be ‘possible,’ and on Sunday he will find out he lost,” Brazil’s Workers’ Party candidate Fernando Haddad told 20,000 supporters during a rally in São Paulo Wednesday night, about his far-right adversary in the...

Since early October, 133 politically motivated attacks were reportedly perpetrated by supporters of Brazil’s far-right presidential front-runner Jair Bolsonaro. The numbers were gathered on a map released Tuesday by the web portals Opera Mundi, Outras Palavras, and De olho nos ruralistas.

The survey started a week before the first round of Brazil’s elections, which were held on...

Law enforcement officers raided the headquarters of the Union of Oil Workers in Northern Rio de Janeiro (Sindipetro-NF) in the city of Macaé last Saturday, Oct. 20, and seized copies of the Brasil de Fato special compact edition on the elections, as well as copies of the Boletim Nascente, the union’s weekly outlet.

There are reports claiming the officers, working for the regional...

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We, women and men, united in our commitment to democracy and human rights, express our unequivocal rejection of far-right candidate Jair Bolsonaro, a contender in the second round of Brazil’s presidential elections on October 28.

The positions that this candidate has defended throughout his public life and during the current electoral campaign are...

As Brazil’s Jair Bolsonaro has been positively impacted by the unlawful submission of massive attack ads against the Workers’ Party (PT) to millions of people via WhatsApp, the far-right presidential candidate could be disqualified from the race or be removed from office if he runs and gets elected, even if his direct involvement in the activities is not proven true, a law expert...

The National Political Commission of the Communist Party of Brazil (PCdoB) issued a statement on October 8th, 2018, regarding the presidential elections. According to the statement, the second round of the presidential elections accomplishes the aspiration of the majority of Brazilians to have more time to make the definitive choice of their presidential candidacy. The statement underlined that...

morning star neuLABOUR’S youth organisation has voted to appoint imprisoned Brazilian socialist leader Luiz Inacio “Lula” da Silva its honorary president. In a statement on LabourList this morning, Young Labour’s national committee said that it had voted to honour the former president, condemning the “smear campaign” directed against him by the “elites” of...

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