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”

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