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

Brazilians vote in first round of presidential election

Brazilians voted on Sunday in the first round of their country’s most polarized election in decades, with leftist Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva favored to beat right-wing incumbent Jair Bolsonaro. There were reports of long, snaking lines across Brazil as many turned out to vote in a tense election, punctuated by episodes of violence and… Read More Brazilians vote in first round of presidential election

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

Far-right lawmaker Jair Bolsonaro wins Brazil’s presidential election

Far-right lawmaker Jair Bolsonaro won Brazil’s presidential election on Sunday, promising to clean up politics, shrink the state and crack down on crime, in a dramatic swing away from the left in the world’s fourth-largest democracy. The former army captain has alarmed many with vows to sweep political opponents off the map and comments denigrating… Read More Far-right lawmaker Jair Bolsonaro wins Brazil’s presidential election