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Brazil’s 2018 Elections and the Strength of a Weak Campaign

By Andreza De Souza Santos – Why are you voting for Bolsonaro?– I am voting for him because with PT I know what happened, with Bolsonaro, I have at least hope in the unknown. Brazil is electing its next President on Sunday the 28th of October. This is a presidential race where people are voting […]

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Understanding “Bolsonarismo popular”

By Matthew A. Richmond It is less than a week to go until Brazil goes to the polls again for a Presidential run-off between centre-left former Mayor of São Paulo of the Workers’ Party (PT) and far-right extremist, Jair Bolsonaro of Social Liberal Party (PSL). Polling suggests that close to 60% of the electorate plans […]

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Brazil in Danger: Three Time Bombs

By Boaventura de Sousa Santos This was originally published on Critical Legal Thinking and is reproduced here with permission  Brazilian democracy is on the brink of the abyss. The institutional coup that was set in motion with President Dilma Rousseff’s impeachment and led to the unjust imprisonment of former President Lula da Silva is all but complete. […]

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