Brazil Elections 2018

Will Brazilians elect a far-right president?

Bolsonaro's rise has come amid a backdrop of economic and political turmoil, corruption scandals and rising violence.

Brazil: Far-right candidate Jair Bolsonaro poised for victory

The Listening Post

Jair Bolsonaro and the future of Brazil's media

A look at 'fake news', social media and how a Bolsonaro victory could spell trouble for Brazil's mainstream media.

UpFront

Is Brazil's democracy under threat?

We discuss the rise of controversial presidential candidate Jair Bolsonaro and whether he threatens Brazil's democracy.

Is Brazil's democracy under threat?

Brazil Elections 2018

'He means change': Brazil's low income Bolsonaro voters

Opinion polls say 35-40 percent of low-income voters may pick far-right candidate Jair Bolsonaro on Sunday.

'He means change': Brazil's low income Bolsonaro voters

Opinion

Brazil gearing up for its very own Duterte

Rhetorically, the likely next leader of Brazil, Jair Bolsonaro, is almost an exact replica of the the Filipino populist.

Richard Javad Heydarian

by Richard Javad Heydarian

Richard Javad Heydarian

The Listening Post

Jair Bolsonaro: A wrecking ball for Brazil's media?

A look at hate speech and misinformation ahead of Brazil's election runoff. Plus, Jeremy Corbyn and the UK media.

Podcast

Bolsonaro's Brazil

A political earthquake is shaking Brazil, and its young democracy is at stake.

Bolsonaro's Brazil

Latin America

Brazil election officials battle fake news on social media

Last week, Facebook was made to remove dozens of links to false stories targeting Fernando Haddad.

UpFront

Is Ukraine losing the war with Russia?

We challenge Ukraine's Deputy prime minister, and discuss whether Brazil's democracy could be under threat.

Is Ukraine losing the war with Russia?

Opinion

Centrists paved the way for the far right in Brazil

To understand Jair Bolsonaro's rise, we need to look at centrists' reckless efforts to exploit institutional meltdown.

Rodrigo Nunes

by Rodrigo Nunes

Rodrigo Nunes

Latin America

Bolsonaro wants to 'cleanse' Brazil of left-wing 'criminals'

A week before presidential runoff, far-right candidate promises a 'cleansing never seen in the history of Brazil'.

Bolsonaro wants to 'cleanse' Brazil of left-wing 'criminals'

Brazil Elections 2018

Campaigning before Brazil runoff vote marred by violence

Series of attacks against Workers' Party supporters, journalists, and activists blamed on supporters of far-right presidential candidate Jair Bolsonaro.

Brazil Elections 2018

Brazil: Fake news scandal hits country's presidential election

Bolsonaro appears to be at least temporarily shaken by reports his backers allegedly flooded voters with fake news.

Brazil: Fake news scandal hits country's presidential election

Latin America

Brazil: Temer's lawyers attempt to block corruption charges

President Michel Temer is accused of taking bribes in return for helping shape a decree regulating Brazil's ports.

Brazil: Temer's lawyers attempt to block corruption charges

Brazil Elections 2018

Meet the first native woman voted to Congress in Brazil

The 43-year-old indigenous lawyer will represent the more than 900,000 indigenous people in the country.

 Joenia Wapichana: Brazil's first native woman voted to Congress