At Brazil rallies, Bolsonaro deepens rift with Supreme Court

Tens of thousands of supporters of embattled right-wing President Jair Bolsonaro heeded his call and turned out at rallies Tuesday as he stepped up his attacks on Brazil’s Supreme Court and threatened to plunge the country into a constitutional crisis. Bolsonaro has been locked in a feud with the high court, in particular a justiceContinue reading “At Brazil rallies, Bolsonaro deepens rift with Supreme Court”

Bolsonaro supporters clash with police before major rally in Brasília

Violence erupts as rightwing activists attempt to break through blockade and force their way to congress Pre-dawn skirmishes have erupted between police and supporters of Brazil’s president, Jair Bolsonaro, as rightwing activists tried to force their way towards congress before major pro-government rallies that have put Latin America’s biggest democracy on edge. Footage published by the Brasilia-basedContinue reading “Bolsonaro supporters clash with police before major rally in Brasília”

Military display rolls into Brazil capital before tense vote

Brazil’s military staged an unusual convoy of troops and armored vehicles through the capital on Tuesday — an event announced only a day before and that coincided with a scheduled vote in Congress on one of President Jair Bolsonaro’s key proposals. Scores of vehicles and hundreds of soldiers paraded past the presidential palace as BolsonaroContinue reading “Military display rolls into Brazil capital before tense vote”

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