Author Archives: MAURICIO SAVARESE

At hearing, Amazon tribe accuses Brazil army of atrocities

First the helicopters arrived, dropping chemical bombs. Continue reading

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Brazil’s Bolsonaro to take power amid high hopes and fears

Once an outsider mocked by fellow lawmakers for his far-right positions, constant use of expletives and even casual dressing, former army captain Jair Bolsonaro is taking office as Brazil’s president Tuesday. Continue reading

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Brazil’s Bolsonaro pushed by evangelicals in education pick

Brazilian President-elect Jair Bolsonaro has appointed an ultraconservative philosopher to serve as education minister, apparently in a bow to his evangelical Christian backers. Continue reading

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Pro-Trump diplomat to become Brazil’s foreign minister

President-elect Jair Bolsonaro announced Wednesday that he is naming an admirer of U.S. President Donald Trump to be Brazil’s foreign minister in the new administration. Continue reading

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Radical plans, risks in foreign policy of Brazil’s Bolsonaro

Brazil’s President-elect Jair Bolsonaro has often expressed admiration for Donald Trump and appears poised to follow the U.S. president in a radical overhaul of his nation’s foreign policy — a move that experts warn could ultimately isolate and hurt Br… Continue reading

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Brazil’s anti-corruption judge considers joining Bolsonaro

The judge at the center of Brazil’s sprawling investigation into kickbacks to politicians said Tuesday he would consider joining the Cabinet of President-elect Jair Bolsonaro if invited. Continue reading

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Brazil’s Haddad ends campaign with warning about opponent

In the last public appearance by a Brazilian presidential candidate before Sunday’s vote, left-leaning Fernando Haddad warned voters that his far-right opponent’s proposals to fight crime would only increase violence. Continue reading

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Brazil’s Haddad makes final push to win over Lula’s backers

Fernando Haddad is making a last-ditch effort ahead of Sunday’s runoff election to win over Brazilians who in previous elections cast ballots for former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva. Continue reading

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Brazil candidate accused of spreading fake news stories

The runoff race for Brazil’s presidency is heating up with a battle over fake news. Continue reading

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Romario brings soccer star power to Rio governor election

Twenty-four years after parading through Brazilian streets while lifting the World Cup trophy, Romario is again dancing in the back of pickup trucks. Continue reading

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Brazil candidate says he will only accept results if he wins

Brazil’s far-right presidential candidate Jair Bolsonaro said Friday he would only accept the result of next month’s election if he wins, suggesting that any victory by a rival would be through fraud. Continue reading

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Brazil museum fire sparks soul searching about spending

Long before Brazil’s National Museum went up in flames, the people who ran it were pleading for help to renovate the dilapidated 200-year-old building that held much of the nation’s historical and scientific heritage. Continue reading

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Ex-wife of Brazil candidate denies he sent her death threats

An ex-wife of a leading Brazilian presidential candidate disputed a news report Tuesday that she accused him of sending her a death threat amid a legal fight over their son’s custody in 2011. Continue reading

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Brazilian court spares far-right candidate from racism trial

Brazil’s top court on Tuesday spared leading presidential candidate Jair Bolsonaro from having to stand trial for racism, less than a week after the far-right politician was injured in a knife attack during a campaign event. Continue reading

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Brazil’s federal police seek charges against President Temer

Brazil’s federal police filed a report Wednesday seeking to have corruption charges brought against unpopular President Michel Temer, which could lead to his suspension from office. Continue reading

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Lula da Silva barred from running for Brazil’s presidency

Former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva has been barred from Brazil’s October presidential election by the country’s electoral court despite easily leading in the polls — a ruling that adds uncertainty to the race to lead Latin America’s largest nat… Continue reading

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Brazil court deciding on fate of da Silva’s presidential bid

Brazil’s top electoral court on Friday began debating whether jailed former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva — the campaign front-runner — will be able to run in October’s presidential election or be barred due to a corruption conviction. Continue reading

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Brazil presidential hopeful: let police kill criminals

A leading candidate in Brazil’s presidential election said police should be given license to kill criminals and those who do should be given medals not face prosecution. Continue reading

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Brazilian presidential candidate considers skipping debates

A leading right-wing presidential candidate in Brazil appeared to backtrack Thursday on his initial decision to skip all seven remaining debates before the Oct. 7 election, saying that he may participate in three. Continue reading

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Abstentions in Brazil election could hurt governability

Attorney Carlos Gomes is a political junkie who plunged into campaigning for national and local candidates as a teenager. Continue reading

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