Brazil is preparing for one of its most difficult elections since democracy returned to the country in 1985. On October 2, the country will decide whether to re-elect far-right President Jair Bolsonaro or give another chance to former President Lula da Silva, who ruled the country between 2003 and 2011 and endorsed his successor, Dilma Rousseff, who led the country during a deep economic crisis and eventually suffered impeachment in 2016
With Bolsonaro, the crisis that began in the Rousseff years has not only deepened, but the country has also seen the return of hunger, while thousands died of COVID due to the government’s denial of science. A frightening increase in political violence and the isolation of Brazil on the international stage are also hallmarks of the current government.
As in previous months, September has seen President Bolsonaro tell more lies, make more threats to democracy, and garner more bad news for his campaign.
Full article at Latino Rebels’ website. Date of publication: 28/09/2022.