Tag: Brazil

How WhatsApp helped Bolsonaro win Brazilian election

     

Brazil’s digital environment is a fertile ground for innovative strategies to spread polarizing content with the intent of manipulating public debate, notes Caio C. V. Machado, a Brazilian lawyer and… Read more »

Latin America braced for ‘Bolsonaro effect.’ How did the unthinkable happen?

     

Following the crushing victory of right-wing candidate Jair Bolsonaro in Sunday’s runoff presidential election, Brazil’s Latin American neighbors are bracing for a regional “Bolsonaro effect,” AFP reports: The knock-on effect… Read more »

Corroding Latin America’s largest democracy ‘from the inside out’

     

An authoritarian-seeming partial outsider who praised the country’s military dictatorship, rejects some rules of the democratic game and threatens to undermine citizen’s rights has won the first round of the Brazilian… Read more »

Brazil: the next democracy to fall in populist wave?

     

This October, Brazilians will go to the polls to elect a new president, and the country could become the next democracy to fall in the populist wave that has been… Read more »

Does populism really threaten democracy?

     

Marine Le Pen’s far-right political party is looking to deepen its ties to a nascent pan-European populist movement in the run-up to next year’s European Parliament elections, The Financial Times… Read more »

The Corruption Cure: Brazil’s democracy gains from anti-kleptocracy moves

     

Brazil’s jailing of its beloved former president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva on Saturday sent a strong signal to all of Latin America that the era of political impunity was… Read more »

Radical transparency the only fix for Brazil’s corruption crisis

     

Endless corruption scandals have brought Brazilian democracy to its most vulnerable point since the end of dictatorship three decades ago, according to Brian Winter, Editor in Chief of Americas Quarterly. But Brazil’s leaders… Read more »

New corruption scandal a further blow to Brazil’s democracy

     

Brazilian President Michel Temer is once again under fire, this time amid reports that prosecutors have obtained recordings of him discussing hush money payments with a jailed associate. The obstruction… Read more »

Corruption crisis highlights fragility or robustness of Brazil’s democracy?

     

Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff’s government vowed on Monday to fight impeachment after the lower house of Congress delivered a humiliating defeat that paved the way for her likely removal from… Read more »