Tag Archives: Luiz Lula

Brazil’s Lula To Be Sworn-In Under Massive Security

The BBC reports: Crowds of people are gathering in the Brazilian capital, Brasilia, ahead of the inauguration of Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva as president. The state of Brasilia has pledged to deploy “100%” of its police force – around 8,000 officers – to the city amid fears that some supporters of Mr Bolsonaro could seek to disrupt proceedings. Mr …

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Trumpian: Bolsonaro To Skip Successor’s Inauguration

Bloomberg News reports: Brazil’s Jair Bolsonaro seems poised to skip the inauguration of his successor Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva on Jan. 1, shunning a traditional power handover ceremony in Brasilia to spend New Year’s Eve celebrations in the US. Brazil’s official gazette on Wednesday published an authorization for an army official to travel to the US in the final …

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Moving Trucks Show Up To Clear Out Bolsonaro’s Things

The Associated Press reports: Jair Bolsonaro told supporters that the future could only bring him three possibilities: arrest, death or a second term as Brazil’s president. None of those outcomes came to pass. Many of Bolsonaro’s far-right supporters remain in his thrall and have camped outside military buildings, pleading futilely for army intervention that would keep the president in power. …

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Bolsonaro Supporter Charged In Terrorism Plot

Yahoo News reports: Brazil will reevaluate the procedures for President elect Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva’s inauguration after an explosive near capital Brasilia’s international airport was disarmed Saturday. A man who confessed he intended to commit a crime in Brasilia’s airport was arrested on Saturday night, according to the civil police force. The man was allegedly a supporter of current …

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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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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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Brazil’s Prez Endorses Civil Unions

More progress from Brazil: Gay couples exist and we must give them legal recognition, the President of Brazil said yesterday. Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva also questioned why some politicians oppose gay rights but still take gay people’s taxes and votes. The President said he is in favour of civil unions. “We must stop this hypocrisy because we know they …

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Brazil’s President Denounces Homophobia

Calling opposition to homosexuality a “perverse disease“, Brazil’s President Luiz Lula launched that country’s first ever national convention on LGBT rights. Brazilian President Luiz Lula had the First National Conference of Gays, Lesbians, Bisexuals, Transvestites and Transsexuals (GLBT), inaugurated by presidential decree, and called for “a time of reparation” in Brazil. Accompanied by six ministers, Lula exhorted all those opposed …

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