Raphael Tsavkko Garcia

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Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro at Planalto Palace in Brasilia on Tuesday. (Evaristo Sa/AFP/Getty Images)

On Sunday, in the midst of a pandemic, Brazil voted to choose city councilors and mayors. The results show a confusing electoral scenario in which the so-called Centrão (Big Center), composed of parties without much ideological alignment, gained ground. Meanwhile, the far right, led by President Jair Bolsonaro, retreated and the left underwent a great internal realignment, with traditional candidacies giving way to younger politicians with identity-based agendas; progressive candidates, especially Black women and LGBT candidates, saw surprising growth.

It is telling that two of the country’s biggest political parties, the Brazilian Democratic Movement (MDB) and the Workers Party (PT), suffered considerable defeats.…  Seguir leyendo »

Demonstrators in front of the Justice Ministry in Brasilia on Monday call for the release of former president Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva and the resignation of Justice Minister Sérgio Moro. (Evaristo Sa/AFP/Getty Images)

On Sunday, the Brazilian offshoot of the online news site the Intercept disclosed old private messages between now-Justice Minister Sérgio Moro and the task force of “Operation Car Wash,” the wide ranging corruption probe started in 2014 that led to the conviction and jailing of former president Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva, among many other high-profile figures.

Moro, a former crusading anti-corruption judge, exchanged messages with members of the attorney general’s office, including Deltan Dellagnol, who coordinated the Operation Car Wash task force. Among the conversations, the report shows that Dellagnol was reticent about the robustness of evidence against da Silva, later convicted by Moro.…  Seguir leyendo »