Author: Jörg Nowak
After Lula’s Narrow Victory: Return to Democratic Capitalism or an Ongoing Rightwing Insurgency?
After a tough campaign, centrist candidate Lula da Silva of the Workers Party (PT) won the second and final round of the Brazilian presidential election on October 30 with 50.9 … Keep reading »
Brazil Round One: Bolsonaro Outperforms Expectations
Voters in Brazil will be heading to the polls again on October 30 for a runoff presidential election after failing to reward any candidate with over 50 percent of the … Keep reading »
Election in Brazil: Has Lula Already Won or Will Bolsonaro Come Up With Surprises?
The October 2 Brazilian presidential election campaign is now in its final stage. It is no doubt one of the most globally significant elections this year. Former moderate-left president Lula … Keep reading »
Brazil and Bolsonaro: Political Consolidation and New Corruption Scandals
The arrangements between Brazilian political parties for the upcoming October presidential and state elections are almost complete. Until March 31 of this year, the political system permitted members of Parliament … Keep reading »
Brazil: The End of Bolsa Familia, Lula’s New Alliance, and Sergio Moro’s bid for the Presidency
At the end of October 2021, the Bolsa Familia social program made payments to Brazilians for the last time since being instituted during the first term of President Lula da … Keep reading »
Brazil: Between Pandemic Incompetence, Institutional War and Growing Polarization
Three critical issues recently infused themselves on Brazilian politics. First, a parliamentary commission by the Brazilian Senate to investigate the government’s handling of the pandemic is in the process of … Keep reading »
Greenwashing with Bolsonaro: Heineken and Carrefour privatize the Amazon
The history of alliances between big capital and fascism has many different chapters and they continue to be written, but there has rarely been an uglier or more despicable example … Keep reading »
Brazil After the Collapse
Health experts warned about it for weeks. In early March, the Brazilian health system entered a state of collapse under the weight of a nationwide spike in COVID-19 infections. Hospitals … Keep reading »
Local Elections in Brazil: The Return of the Living Dead
Brazil held local elections this past November. These always take place midway through the legislative terms of the presidency and the national parliament, and hence, serve as an important temperature … Keep reading »
Bolsonaro: the First 100 days
Near the end of the first 100 days of the presidency of Jair Bolsonaro – the first radical-right Brazilian president since the moderated transition from military dictatorship in 1985 to … Keep reading »
Brazil: Fascism on the Verge of Power?
Why did Brazilian voters turn to the radical right after 13 years of governments led by the PT plus two years of an interim neoliberal government that came to power via a parliamentary coup? Keep reading »