‘Bad faith’: Brazilian court rejects Bolsonaro election challenge
It also fined the parties in president’s governing coalition $6.3 million for what the court described as bad faith litigation.
- by Ricardo Brito
Bolsonaro contests election result, demands half of votes be annulled
The outgoing president, who has authorised the transition to his nemesis but refused to concede defeat, is not happy with 59 per cent of voting machines.
- by David Biller and Carla Bridi
LATAM Airlines plane crashes on Peruvian runway, killing firefighters
Peru’s health ministry said 61 people had been moved to nearby clinics and hospitals from Jorge Chavez International Airport.
- by Marco Aquino
From the Archives, 1978: The Jonestown Tragedy
On November 18th, 1978, more than 900 members of a religious group called the Peoples Temple died in the South American jungle victims of an infamous and horrific mass murder-suicide. Why did so many voluntarily drink the cyanide-laced punch?
- by Peter Smark and Ben Hills
Brazilian armed forces’ report on election finds no fraud
Thousands have been gathering outside military installations asking the armed forces to keep Bolsonaro in office claiming the election “was stolen”.
- by Diane Jeantet and Carla Bridi
‘Sad’ Bolsonaro asks protesters to lift blockades, supporters call for army intervention
The outgoing Brazilian president didn’t comment on supporters’ calls for the military to overrule the election result.
- by Ana Mano
Lula’s triumph is a gift for the lungs of the world
I represented Lula when his political enemies in Brazil persecuted him. Now he has risen again to the presidency - and that is a victory against injustice and for all humanity.
- by Geoffrey Robertson
Bolsonaro fails to concede but signals acceptance of loss to Lula
Bolsonaro’s chief of staff said the president had authorised him to begin the transition process with representatives of leftist Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva.
- by Ricardo Brito
The world hopes Lula will save the Amazon. After Bolsonaro, it won’t be easy
If its new president-elect keeps his promises to safeguard the rainforest, Brazil could have a major impact on the global fight against climate change.
- by Paulina Villegas and Sarah Kaplan
Despite ‘zero corruption’ claims, Bolsonaro now ‘worried about prison’
Bolsonaro and his inner circle have faced investigations on accusations including the embezzlement of public funds and theft of staff wages.
- by Flávia Milhorance
Lula defeats incumbent Bolsonaro in stunning return to power in Brazil
It is a stunning return to power for Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva whose 2018 imprisonment over a corruption scandal sidelined him from that year’s election.
- by Maurico Saverese and Diane Jeantet