Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva

Brazil's President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva attends a military promotion ceremony, in Brasilia, Brazil, Tuesday, April 4, 2023. 

Where does Brazil stand with the war in Ukraine?


Over the last week, Brazilian President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva courted controversy with his remarks on the conflict in Ukraine, causing tensions between Brazil and the US. 

Felled trees on Karipuna territory in the Amazonian state of Rondônia.

Lula empowers Brazil’s Indigenous peoples with their own ministry. But environmental protection remains a key concern.

Brazilian President-elect Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, speaks at the COP27 UN Climate Summit, Wednesday, Nov. 16, 2022, in Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt. 

At COP27, Lula promises to resume Brazil’s ‘leading role’ as a climate defender

Climate Change
crowd with flags

‘We want democracy’: Lula’s supporters celebrate his victory over Bolsonaro for the presidency in Brazil

women voters

How Brazil’s first lady is playing a role in the fight for the evangelical vote in the presidential election 

Sacred Nation
A demonstrator dressed in the colors of the Brazilian flag performs in front of a street vendor's towels for sale featuring Brazilian presidential candidates, current President Jair Bolsonaro, center, and former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, in Bra

Lula battles Bolsonaro for chance to defend the poor again in Brazil

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. 

Supporters of Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro wave Brazilian flags during a motorcycle campaign rally in Pocos de Caldas, Brazil

Tense atmosphere as voters head to the polls in Brazil’s most diverse elections ever


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.

A man walking on stilts holds a sign with a message that reads in Portuguese: "Bolsonaro generates genocide"

‘Bolsonaro, get out!’: Protesters across Brazil call for president’s ouster


​​​​​​​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.

A man is shown wearing a dark t-shirt and face mask while looking at a wall covered with bright posters and the prices of various goods.

Venezuelan migrants in the US granted temporary protected status

Top of The World

Top of The World: The Biden administration announced Monday that it is offering TPS to hundreds of thousands of Venezuelan exiles. And, a Supreme Court justice in Brazil annulled former President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva’s convictions. And International Women’s Day demonstrations on Monday turned violent in Mexico City, causing injuries to 19 civilians and 62 officers.

Supporters of former Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva display a banner in front of the statue of Christ the Redeemer in Rio de Janeiro

Brazil top court ruling could free Lula, derail corruption fight

Global Politics

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.