Brazil’s Supreme Court orders suspension of Bolsonarista road blockades / by Tanupriya Singh

Road blockades erected across Brazil by Bolsonaro supporters who seek to refute the results of the election. Photo: ARede Originally published in People’s Dispatch Supporters of outgoing Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro set up over 300 road blockades on October 31. The far-right leader has isolated himself since Sunday and has remained completely silent since hisContinue reading “Brazil’s Supreme Court orders suspension of Bolsonarista road blockades / by Tanupriya Singh”

President Lula! / by People’s Dispatch

Lula at a campaign event Thousands took to the streets to celebrate as Lula, the candidate of the Workers’ Party of Brazil, defeated Jair Bolsonaro in one the most crucial elections in the country’s history Thousands took to the streets of Brazil to celebrate as Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva of the Workers’ Party (PT)Continue reading “President Lula! / by People’s Dispatch”

In Today’s Election, the Survival of Brazil’s Democracy Is at Stake / An Interview With Vincent Bevins

Supporters of Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva wave flags during a campaign rally in a street in Brasília, on October 29, 2022. (Evaristo Sa / AFP via Getty Images) Originally published in Jacobin, on October 30, 2022 Today, Brazilian voters are not just choosing between Bolsonaro and Lula — the far right and the LeftContinue reading “In Today’s Election, the Survival of Brazil’s Democracy Is at Stake / An Interview With Vincent Bevins”

‘He’s the only way’: how Lula allies hope he will end Bolsonaro era / by Tom Phillips in São Paulo

Former Brazilian head of state Lula da Silva launches presidential candidacy after Bolsonaro’s “irresponsible” rule | credit: AFP Brazilian supporters hope to overturn far-right leader’s ‘reckless and criminal’ rule A mesmerized hush fell over the crowd as João Camarero took to the stage with his seven-string guitar and plucked the opening notes of a nationalContinue reading “‘He’s the only way’: how Lula allies hope he will end Bolsonaro era / by Tom Phillips in São Paulo”