A defeated president claims, falsely, that an election was rigged. After months of baseless claims of fraud, an angry mob of his supporters storms Congress. They overwhelm police and vandalize the seat of national government, threatening the country’s democratic institutions. Similarities between Sunday’s mob violence in Brazil and the attack on the U.S. Capitol on […]
Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva will be the country’s next president, officials confirmed, after a long and bitter campaign between the former president and the current far-right leader. It was a rejection of Jair Bolsonaro’s far-right movement and his divisive four years in office.
President Jair Bolsonaro had once looked doomed in the country’s high-stakes election. But now, in a runoff, the right-wing incumbent has a path to re-election.