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Oct 5, 2018, 8:49am EDT
  • October 3, 2022

    How the Brazilian election could destabilize a divided country

    A loss by President Jair Bolsonaro could cause chaos. But experts say a coup is unlikely.

  • January 8, 2019

    Brazil’s new far-right president had an alarming first week

    He issued decrees that undermine indigenous rights and could threaten the environment, with more to come.

  • January 2, 2019

    What you need to know about Jair Bolsonaro, Brazil’s new far-right president

    Bolsonaro took office on January 1, repeating many of his hardline campaign promises.

  • November 1, 2018

    Brazilian media report that police are entering university classrooms to interrogate professors

    Is this how democracy starts to die?

  • October 29, 2018

    Corruption, fake news, and WhatsApp: how Bolsonaro won Brazil

    Explaining the appeal of the far-right president-elect.

  • October 29, 2018

    “A collapse of the center”: why fringe movements are winning around the world

    Here’s what Jair Bolsonaro’s presidential win in Brazil and Angela Merkel’s weakened leadership in Germany tell us.

  • October 29, 2018

    4 things to know about Jair Bolsonaro, Brazil’s new far-right president

    The "Trump of the Tropics" has roiled Brazilian politics by promising a break with the status quo.

  • October 29, 2018

    Jair Bolsonaro, right-wing firebrand, wins Brazil’s presidential election

    The controversial candidate has been compared to President Donald Trump.

  • October 26, 2018

    Pollin’ ain’t easy: why did Brazilian pollsters go so badly astray in 2018?

    Brazil’s 2018 first-round election shows the pitfalls of polling in developing countries.

  • October 25, 2018

    Why this far-right candidate won Brazil’s election

    Jair Bolsonaro, a Brazilian Congress member who has praised the country’s past military dictatorship, has become its next president.

  • October 8, 2018

    Top Pentecostal leaders supported the far right in Brazil’s presidential campaign

    Evangelicals and Pentecostals drove the spike in Jair Bolsonaro’s support.

  • October 5, 2018

    Brazil goes to the polls on Sunday. It could be the country’s most important election ever.

    A far-right candidate who has been compared to Donald Trump is the frontrunner.