Tag Archives: Jair Bolsonaro

Bannon Is Helping Bolsonaro Challenge Election Result

The Washington Post reports: While tens of thousands of supporters of President Jair Bolsonaro camp outside military facilities across Brazil to protest his election loss, members of Bolsonaro’s inner circle are meeting with advisers to former president Donald Trump to discuss next steps. Brazilian congressman Eduardo Bolsonaro, the president’s son, has visited Florida since the Oct. 30 vote, meeting Trump …

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Brazil’s Bolsonaro Files Challenge To Election Result

Reuters reports: Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro has challenged the election he lost last month to leftist rival Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, arguing votes from some machines should be “invalidated” in a complaint that election authorities met with initial skepticism. Bolsonaro’s claim seems unlikely to get far, as Lula’s victory has been ratified by the Superior Electoral Court (TSE) and …

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Bolsonaro Doesn’t Concede But Will Hand Over Power

The New York Times reports: Two days after losing Brazil’s presidential election, President Jair Bolsonaro agreed to a transition of power on Tuesday, easing fears that the far-right leader would contest the results after warning for months that the only way he would lose would be if the vote was stolen. However, Mr. Bolsonaro did not concede the loss in …

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Reuters: Bolsonaro To Concede In National Address

Reuters reports: Brazil’s far-right President Jair Bolsonaro will not contest his election defeat and will address the nation later on Tuesday, Communications Minister Fabio Faria told Reuters. The presidential address may defuse protests by his supporters who have blocked highways in many states across Brazil, along with pro-Bolsonaro truckers calling for him to defy the electoral victory of leftist Luiz …

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Brazil’s Bolsonaro Remains Silent After Losing Election

CNN reports: More than a day after Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva was pronounced the winner of Brazil’s 2022 presidential election, incumbent Jair Bolsonaro has yet to publicly acknowledge his loss. The President’s delay in conceding Sunday’s race has contributed to fears that he will not cooperate with a transfer of power, amid scattered protests by his supporters. Ahead of …

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Brazil’s Jair Bolsonaro Yet To Concede Election Loss

The Guardian reports: Brazil’s far-right president, Jair Bolsonaro, has fallen silent after his chastening election defeat to his leftist rival Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva. A stream of world leaders have stepped forward to recognize Lula’s stunning political comeback, including the US president, Joe Biden, the UK prime minister, Rishi Sunak, the Russian leader, Vladimir Putin, and China’s Communist party …

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Luiz Lula Narrowly Wins Brazilian Presidential Election

The New York Times reports: Voters in Brazil on Sunday ousted President Jair Bolsonaro after just one term and elected the leftist former President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva to replace him, election officials said, a rebuke to Mr. Bolsonaro’s far-right movement and his divisive four years in office. The victory completes a stunning political revival for Mr. da Silva …

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Bolsonaro’s Goons Block Roads In Lula’s Strongholds

The Guardian reports: The future of one of the world’s largest democracies and the Amazon rainforest was on a knife edge as Brazil held its most important election in decades and its far-right president, Jair Bolsonaro, battled to cling to power amid claims that security forces were engaged in a pro-Bolsonaro voter suppression campaign. As 156 million Brazilians went to …

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Brazil Braces For Violence Ahead Of Runoff Election

The New York Times reports: For many supporters of President Jair Bolsonaro, Sunday’s presidential election in Brazil can have just two possible outcomes: They celebrate or they take to the streets. That is because, they say, his defeat can only mean the vote was rigged. “There’s a lot of fraud,” said Kátia de Lima, 47, a store clerk at a …

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Bolsonaro’s Allies Move To Criminalize Inaccurate Polls

The New York Times reports: In the first round of Brazil’s closely watched elections this month, the polls were off the mark. They significantly underestimated the support for the far-right incumbent, President Jair Bolsonaro, and other conservative candidates across the country. Many on the right were furious, criticizing the pollsters as out of touch with the Brazilian electorate. That response …

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Brazilian Presidential Election Heads To Runoff

Reuters reports: The second round of Brazil’s presidential campaign kicked off Monday after right-wing President Jair Bolsonaro outperformed polling and robbed leftist former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva of an outright victory in the first round of voting. The unexpectedly strong showing by Bolsonaro on Sunday dashed hopes for a quick resolution to the deeply polarized election in the …

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TODAY: Brazilians Vote In “Historic” Presidential Election

The Associated Press reports: The race pits incumbent President Jair Bolsonaro against his political nemesis, former President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva. There are nine other candidates, but their support pales to that for Bolsonaro and da Silva. Recent opinion polls have given da Silva a commanding lead — the last Datafolha survey published Saturday found a 50% to 36% …

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Bolsonaro Tries To Snatch Protester’s Phone [VIDEO]

The New York Times reports: “I’m here every day, Bolsonaro. I want to see you be brave enough to come talk to me,” shouted the protester, Wilker Leão, as he recorded himself on his phone. Repeatedly, he hurled an insult at the president that roughly translates to “the pork-barrelers’ little lap dog,” though a bit more vulgar. Suddenly the president …

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Brazilian Federal Police Call For Charging Bolsonaro After He Falsely Links COVID Vax To Developing AIDS

The Guardian reports: Brazilian federal police have called for President Jair Bolsonaro to be charged with spreading fake information about a coronavirus outbreak that has killed more than 680,000 of his citizens, including bogus claims of a link between AIDS and COVID vaccines. Bolsonaro’s anti-scientific response to a disease he called “a bit of a cold” has been internationally condemned …

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Bolsonaro: “Unbiased” Fox Should Launch In Brazil

Media Matters has the transcript: TUCKER CARLSON (HOST): Why is there no Fox News in Brazil? CNN is here, you got over 50 million votes in the last election. CNN’s a political player here, so is Globo, but there’s no TV channel for your voters? JAIR BOLSONARO (GUEST): Well, if I could, you know, launch — appeal to you — …

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Bolsonaro Plotting Military Coup If He Loses Election

The New York Times reports: President Jair Bolsonaro of Brazil has for months consistently trailed in the polls ahead of the country’s crucial presidential race. And for months, he has consistently questioned its voting systems, warning that if he loses October’s election, it will most likely be thanks to a stolen vote. Those claims were largely regarded as talk. But …

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Brazil Invites European Union To Observe Election

Reuters reports: Brazil’s top election authority, the Supreme Electoral Court, told Reuters on Monday it has invited the European Union for the first time to observe its general elections this year, when President Jair Bolsonaro will seek re-election. Bolsonaro has questioned the validity of Brazil’s electronic voting system and made baseless allegations of fraud in the 2018 race, stirring concerns …

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Jair Bolsonaro Visits Putin In “Solidarity” With Russia

The Washington Post reports: Russia has troops at Ukraine’s borders. Western powers have warned of an imminent invasion. World leaders have fretted over a military conflict in Europe larger than any since World War II. But Russia and President Vladimir Putin, on the cusp of what could be a mass-casualty event, are nonetheless reaching out to make new friends — …

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Anti-Vax Bolsonaro Tweets Support For Joe Rogan

Agence France-Presse reports: Brazil’s far-right President Jair Bolsonaro tweeted his support for embattled American podcast host Joe Rogan, whose spreading of disinformation about Covid-19 has caused a firestorm of controversy on streaming service Spotify. The leader known as the “Tropical Trump,” who has himself been accused of spreading disinformation on the pandemic, waded into the Rogan row with a rare …

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Brazil’s Most Prominent Anti-Vaxxer Dies Of Something

The Guardian reports: Olavo de Carvalho, the coronavirus-denying mentor of Jair Bolsonaro and Brazil’s radical right, has died in the United States, with one of his children citing Covid-19 as the cause. “The family … asks for prayers for the professor’s soul,” relatives said on Twitter after announcing the death of the 74-year-old polemicist – a towering figure in contemporary …

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