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Brazil’s electoral court rejects Bolsonaro election challenge

Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro speaks from his official residence of Alvorada Palace in Brasilia, Brazil, Nov 1, 2022, the leader's first public comments since losing the Oct 30 presidential runoff. Behind his Bolsonaro's son Eduardo, a lawmaker. (ERALDO PERES / AP) BRASILIA — The head of Brazil's electoral court Alexandre de Moraes on Wednesday rejected […]

Bolsonaro backers ask military to intervene after Lula’s win

People attend a protest over Brazil's President Jair Bolsonaro's defeat in the presidential run-off election, in Anapolis, Goias state, Brazil, Nov 2, 2022. Signs read: "Federal intervention." (UESLEI MARCELINO / REUTERS) SAO PAULO/RIO DE JANEIRO – Supporters of Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro on Wednesday held rallies to call for an armed forces intervention following the […]

Bolsonaro does not concede to Lula, but begins transition

Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro (right) arrives to speak from his official residence of Alvorada Palace in Brasilia, Brazil, Nov 1, 2022. (ERALDO PERES / AP) BRASILIA/SAO PAULO/RIO DE JANEIRO – Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro on Tuesday did not concede defeat in his first public remarks since losing Sunday's election, saying protests by his supporters were […]

Brazil’s Bolsonaro silent on Lula victory, transition talks begin

Brazilian President and re-election candidate Jair Bolsonaro arrives to vote at a polling station in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on Oct 30, 2022, during the presidential run-off election. (MAURO PIMENTEL / AFP) BRASILIA/SAO PAULO – President Jair Bolsonaro will not publicly address his defeat in Brazil's presidential election until Tuesday, a minister said, amid doubts […]

Brazil’s Lula, Bolsonaro trade graft accusations in final debate

(From left to right) Brazilian presidential candidates Jair Bolsonaro (PL), Padre Kelmon (PTB), Luiz Felipe D'Avila (Novo), Soraya Thronike (Uniao), Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva (PT), Simone Tebet (MDB) and Ciro Gomes (PDT) pose before a presidential debate ahead of the October 2 general election, at the Globo television network in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, […]

Brazil police accuse Bolsonaro of COVID-linked scaremongering

Bolsonaro gestures during the promotion ceremony of General Officers of the Armed Forces, at Planalto Palace in Brasilia, on Aug 4, 2022. (EVARISTO SA / AFP) BRASILIA – Brazil's federal police on Wednesday accused President Jair Bolsonaro of discouraging mask use during the pandemic and falsely suggesting that people who got vaccinated against COVID-19 ran […]

Lula, Bolsonaro enter campaign season as they court voters

This combination of pictures created on August 16, 2022 shows Brazil's President Jair Bolsonaro (left) speaking during the launching of his re-election campaign on August 16, 2022 and Brazilian presidential candidate for the leftist Workers Party and former President (2003-2010), Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, delivering a speech during the launching of his campaign for […]