Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro challenges presidential election citing irregularities

Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro has challenged the election he lost last month to leftist rival Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, arguing votes from some machines should be “invalidated” in a complaint that election authorities met with initial skepticism. Bolsonaro’s claim seems unlikely to get far, as Lula’s victory has been ratified by the Superior Electoral… Read More Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro challenges presidential election citing irregularities

Brazilian politician Roberto Jefferson arrested after injuring policemen while resisting

Brazilian politician Roberto Jefferson surrendered early Sunday evening after wounding two policemen while resisting arrest ordered by the country’s Supreme Court. President Jair Bolsonaro tried to distance himself from his ally posting a video on social media after his arrest, saying someone that fires at policemen should be treated as a criminal. Two officers were… Read More Brazilian politician Roberto Jefferson arrested after injuring policemen while resisting

Brazilian electoral court acquits President Jair Bolsonaro of misinformation charges

Brazil’s authorities will not tolerate the dissemination of fake news in next year’s elections, a Supreme Court justice said on Thursday after an electoral court acquitted far-right President Jair Bolsonaro of such a crime in the 2018 election. People found to be spreading fake news may face prison and any candidate involved could be banned… Read More Brazilian electoral court acquits President Jair Bolsonaro of misinformation charges