Total 5 Posts
Brazil: Swift and robust response to the insurrection highlights the strength of democracy4 min read
Hundreds of Bolsonaro supporters have been arrested and state governors read the riot act for disloyalty to the elected government. January 8 has, if nothing else, highlighted the anti-democratic nature of Bolsonarismo.
Never take Democracy for granted3 min read
The January 8 riot attack on Brazil’s National Congress shows the consequences of choosing corrupt, populist, and fearmongering leaders.
Democracy under attack in Brazil: 5 questions about the storming of Congress and the role of the military6 min read
The sacking of key democratic institutions in Brasilia has parallels with the January 6 assault on the U.S. Capitol but was different in one key way: the position of the military.
At Lula’s inauguration, did Bolsonaro ‘eat the last cannibal’?3 min read
When Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, widely known as Lula, assumed the Brazilian presidency on New Year’s Day 2023, his predecessor had already created an element of something called ‘eating the cannibal’.
Voter suppression: How democracies around the world are using new rules to make it harder to vote5 min read
Laws making it more difficult to vote are being introduced around the democratic world, an expert says. They risk undermining democracy.