Mass protests in Brazil call for Jair Bolsonaro’s impeachment

Crowds parade through cities as polling shows president’s ratings sinking to new depths Tens of thousands of protesters have returned to the streets of Brazil’s biggest cities to demand Jair Bolsonaro’s impeachment, as a poll showed the Brazilian president’s ratings had plumbed new depths. Huge crowds paraded through downtown Rio on Saturday to voice theirContinue reading “Mass protests in Brazil call for Jair Bolsonaro’s impeachment”

Trump considering attending ‘mega-rally’ in Brazil to endorse Bolsonaro’s re-election: report

On Friday, The Daily Beast reported that former President Donald Trump is considering getting involved in the re-election effort of far-right Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro — out of gratitude for Bolsonaro being one of the only world leaders to stand by him as he promoted his “Stop the Steal” conspiracy theories around his own election loss. “ThisContinue reading “Trump considering attending ‘mega-rally’ in Brazil to endorse Bolsonaro’s re-election: report”

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”

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”

Brazil’s Bolsonaro fans judiciary flames, calls top judge ‘son of a whore’

Brazil’s far-right President Jair Bolsonaro ignored calls to drop his feud with the Supreme Court on Friday and called one of its justices a “son of a whore,” amid rising tensions over his unfounded claims the nation’s voting system is vulnerable to fraud. Speaking to supporters in southern Brazil, he insulted Luis Roberto Barroso, theContinue reading “Brazil’s Bolsonaro fans judiciary flames, calls top judge ‘son of a whore’”

Voting change sought by Brazil’s Bolsonaro defeated in Congress

A Brazilian congressional committee on Thursday voted against a constitutional amendment to adopt printed ballots, in a major defeat for far-right President Jair Bolsonaro. The 34-member committee voted 23 to 11 to shelve the amendment that Bolsonaro had advocated for weeks, claiming the country’s electronic voting system is open to fraud. Critics say Bolsonaro, likeContinue reading “Voting change sought by Brazil’s Bolsonaro defeated in Congress”

Brazil’s Bolsonaro escalates rhetoric over electoral fraud

Brazil’s far-right President Jair Bolsonaro pleaded on Thursday for the adoption of printed ballots that can be counted, alleging that it is necessary to avoid fraud in the country’s electronic voting system in next year’s election. “I want elections next year, but clean, democratic and sincere elections,” he said in his weekly social media webcastContinue reading “Brazil’s Bolsonaro escalates rhetoric over electoral fraud”

Brazilian protesters call for impeachment of Bolsonaro for 2nd time in a month

Protests occur amid ongoing drop in popularity for Brazilian leader Protesters took to the streets in several Brazilian cities on Saturday to demand the impeachment of far-right President Jair Bolsonaro, whose popularity has fallen in recent weeks amid corruption scandals against the backdrop of the pandemic. News broke this week that Brazil’s Defence Ministry toldContinue reading “Brazilian protesters call for impeachment of Bolsonaro for 2nd time in a month”

Brazil’s 2022 presidential vote will be between ‘fascism and democracy’, ex-leader Lula says

Brazil’s 2022 presidential election will be ballot between “fascism and democracy”, former leftist leader Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva told Euronews, as he mulls mounting a challenge against incumbent Jair Bolsonaro. Lula, 75, led the Latin American country between 2003 and 2010, introducing popular social measures that lifted millions out of poverty. But the Workers’Continue reading “Brazil’s 2022 presidential vote will be between ‘fascism and democracy’, ex-leader Lula says”

Brazil’s Bolsonaro warns 2022 vote will be clean or canceled

Brazil’s President Jair Bolsonaro on Thursday ratcheted up assertions of potential fraud in next year’s presidential election, suggesting it could be canceled unless the voting system is reformed. “Either we do clean elections in Brazil, or we don’t do elections at all,” he told supporters in capital, Brasilia. For weeks, Bolsonaro has insistently cast doubtContinue reading “Brazil’s Bolsonaro warns 2022 vote will be clean or canceled”

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