Two presidents are battling for power in Sunday’s elections. Former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva is hoping to unseat current far-right President Jair Bolsonaro.
Brazilians will vote in presidential elections on Sunday. They will also vote for a host of other government officials. This year, more Indigenous people, women and Black candidates are running for office than ever before.
In Brazil, thousands marched over the weekend against the country’s lack of response to the coronavirus crisis and its high death toll. More than 460,000 people in the country have died from COVID-19 so far.
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Several justices on Brazil's top court have already made clear they want to overturn a landmark 2016 ruling that allowed defendants to be jailed if their graft convictions were upheld on a first appeal — the sole reason that President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva and several senior politicians and businessmen are currently behind bars.
The judge said former President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva would remain free pending an appeal.
Brazil's popular former president, Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, was indicted this week for corruption and could face decades in prison. Meanwhile, lawmakers tried to vote to protect themselves from prosecution.
Senators voted overwhelmingly to remove Brazil's first woman president from office. She denounced them as misogynists who toppled her unjustly after losing four fair elections.
One look at Brazil's Congress, and you might wonder who’s in worse trouble.
A judge has stopped, for now, a drive by Brazil's former president to serve as chief of staff to his successor. Protests also broke out against the plan.