Jair Bolsonaro

Political Violence Escalates in Brazil as Historic Presidential Race Enters Final Phase

Political Violence Escalates in Brazil as Historic Presidential Race Enters Final Phase

October 19, 2018

Supporters of far-right candidate Jair Bolsonaro have attacked dozens of his opponents, killing two, while social media campaign spins out of control with lies about Workers Party candidate Fernando Haddad. Michael Fox reports from Brazil

Right-Wing Authoritarianism on the Rise: Brazilians Can Halt the Trend

Right-Wing Authoritarianism on the Rise: Brazilians Can Halt the Trend

October 16, 2018

Vijay Prashad, editor of the new book “Strongmen,” talks about what is behind the rise of right-wing authoritarianism around the world and how Brazil could stop this trend in their upcoming presidential election

Brazil's Presidential Election is Part of a 'Global Reactionary Cycle'

Brazil’s Presidential Election is Part of a ‘Global Reactionary Cycle’

October 10, 2018

With the near first-round election of Jair Bolsonaro as president of Brazil last Sunday, the country is on the precipice of a neoliberal neofascism, which fits into a very dangerous larger global cycle towards the right, says Prof. Boaventura de Sousa Santos

Brazil: Extreme Right Candidate Nearly Wins Presidency in First Round

Brazil: Extreme Right Candidate Nearly Wins Presidency in First Round

October 8, 2018

Jair Bolsonaro, the extreme right, or neofascist candidate for Brazil’s presidency nearly won with 46 percent of the vote, thanks to big business backing. He now faces Fernando Haddad for the October 28th run-off vote. Brian Mier analyzes the result and what comes next

As polls near, people’s movements mobilize to beat fascism and Bolsonaro

As polls near, people’s movements mobilize to beat fascism and Bolsonaro

October 7, 2018

By Zoe PC / Peoples Dispatch. Millions of Brazilians will vote on October 7 in the first presidential elections since the 2016 coup which deposed Dilma Rousseff On October 4, the day before the last presidential debate in Brazil, Jair Bolsonaro, the ultra-right wing candidate, took to social media and announced that the TV station,…

Brazil Faces a Momentous Choice

Brazil Faces a Momentous Choice

October 5, 2018

This coming Sunday Brazilians will choose a new president. The two front-runners, likely to make it to the run-off, are the far-right Jair Bolsonaro and the center-left Fernando Haddad. CEPR’s Mark Weisbrot analyzes how Brazil got to this point

Brazil's Women Rise Against Possible Far-Right Presidency

Brazil’s Women Rise Against Possible Far-Right Presidency

October 3, 2018

Women in Brazil took to the streets across the country, to declare their opposition to far-right presidential candidate Jair Bolsonaro, ahead of Sunday’s presidential vote

Brazil's Historic Presidential Election: Left and Right Have Equal Chance of Winning

Brazil’s Historic Presidential Election: Left and Right Have Equal Chance of Winning

September 21, 2018

Now that frontrunner Lula da Silva of the Workers Party has been eliminated from the presidential race, his running mate, Fernando Haddad and far-right Jair Bolsonaro look likely to make the run-off after the first round vote on October 7th

Jair Bolsonaro: Brazil's Far-Right Version of Trump Leads the Presidential Race

Jair Bolsonaro: Brazil’s Far-Right Version of Trump Leads the Presidential Race

September 18, 2018

We update our profile of Jair Bolsonaro, who is leading in the presidential race in opinion polls, now that Workers Party candidate Lula da Silva was forced out of the race on corruption charges. Michael Fox reports

Lula Leads in Polls as Court Upholds Conviction

March 29, 2018

Former president of Brazil Lula da Silva’s corruption conviction was upheld by an appeals court, which, according to Brazilian law, mean’s he’s not allowed to hold office for 8 years. But that hasn’t stopped Lula from campaigning for the upcoming presidential election in October. Journalist Mike Fox explains