Brazil’s President Jair Bolsonaro promises to respect the constitution after losing the election

Brazil’s President Jair Bolsonaro promises to respect the constitution after losing the election

SÃO PAULO—Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro vowed to respect the constitution on Tuesday after he lost the presidential election to Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva, ending a tense 45-hour silence in which he had refused to recognize the results despite calls from his allies to do so that. Sir. Bolsonaro did not comment on his loss … Read more

Bolsonaro supporters block Brazil’s roads for a second day as president refuses to accept election loss

Bolsonaro supporters block Brazil’s roads for a second day as president refuses to accept election loss

Rio de Janeiro – Truckers and other protesters blocked highways for a second day on Tuesday in support of President Jair Bolsonaro, who has not yet accepted his election loss to the leftist Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva. The country’s Federal Highway Police (PRF) reported more than 250 total or partial blockages in at least … Read more

Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva wins Brazil’s presidential election over incumbent Jair Bolsonaro

Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva wins Brazil’s presidential election over incumbent Jair Bolsonaro

Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva wins Brazil’s presidential race over incumbent Jair Bolsonaro – CBS News Watch CBS News Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva will be the next president of Brazil. He defeated incumbent President Jair Bolsonaro in a runoff election Sunday night, but Bolsonaro has yet to concede. Eric Farnsworth, vice president for the … Read more

Brazil’s president remains silent a day after losing the election

Brazil’s president remains silent a day after losing the election

SÃO PAULO – A day after Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva was declared the winner of Sunday’s election in Brazil, global leaders have congratulated the president-elect on his victory – from the United States and India to Russia and China. One was still missing: Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro. The 67-year-old former army captain, who said … Read more

Brazil’s boom years will be difficult to revive

Brazil’s boom years will be difficult to revive

Even after a close election, Brazil is one of the year’s rare market winners. But investors shouldn’t get too nostalgic for their days of crowing about “BRICs.” Brazil’s currency and stocks rose on Monday after Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva narrowly won the presidential election against conservative incumbent Jair Bolsonaro. Mr. da Silva, who previously … Read more

Brazil’s iconic yellow soccer jersey is now its version of the red MAGA hat

Brazil’s iconic yellow soccer jersey is now its version of the red MAGA hat

SAO PAULO – Brazilians head to the polls to decide their next president on Sunday, ending a heated contest that will determine the fate of its democracy, the future of the Amazon rainforest and whether right-wing President Jair Bolsonaro will win another period that would allow him to accelerate his attacks on both. Many of … Read more

Brazil presidential election: Lula and Bolsonaro’s second round face-off

Brazil presidential election: Lula and Bolsonaro’s second round face-off

CNN — Brazil votes for a new president on Sunday, in the final round of a polarizing election that has been described as the most important in the country’s democratic history. The choice is between two starkly different candidates – the leftist former president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, popularly known as Lula, and the … Read more

The Brazilian presidential candidates Bolsonaro and ‘Lula’ judge the evangelical vote

The Brazilian presidential candidates Bolsonaro and ‘Lula’ judge the evangelical vote

SÃO PAULO – Less than two weeks before Brazil’s presidential election, incumbent Jair Bolsonaro and his leftist rival Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva are battling to portray themselves as closest to one particularly influential figure: God. Now Mr. Bolsonaro is banking on those same churchgoers to secure his presidential victory in the Oct. 30 runoff, … Read more

Brazil’s President Jair Bolsonaro gets a second chance at re-election

Brazil’s President Jair Bolsonaro gets a second chance at re-election

SÃO PAULO – For months, Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro had argued that the unfavorable opinion polls ahead of Brazil’s presidential vote on Sunday were wrong. He was right. The right-wing ex-army captain secured 43.2% of the vote in the first round of the presidential election, more than 51 million votes and almost 10 percentage points … Read more

Brazilian election to choose between President Bolsonaro, leftist rival

Brazilian election to choose between President Bolsonaro, leftist rival

SÃO PAULO—Brazilians cast their ballots Sunday in one of the most tense presidential elections in decades, with President Jair Bolsonaro expected in polls to lose to his predecessor, Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva, in a vote that would consolidate a shift to the left in South America . Da Silva, a former president and longtime … Read more