Brazil minister: Bolsonaro destroyed cultural policies

A reveller takes part in the "Desliga da Justiça" street carnival group parade, which has superheroes as a theme, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on Feb 4, 2023. (PHOTO / AFP) BRASILIA — Brazil's former far-right president dismantled all government cultural programs and blocked funding for institutions and artists, the country's new Culture Minister Margareth […]

Bolsonaro backers ransack key Brazilian government buildings

Brazil's President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva walks in Planalto Palace after it was stormed by supporters of Brazil's former president Jair Bolsonaro in Brasilia, Brazil, Jan 8, 2023. (ERALDO PERES / AP) BRASILIA – Supporters of Brazil's far-right former president Jair Bolsonaro invaded and defaced the country's Congress, presidential palace and Supreme Court on […]

Lula returns to office in a troubled, divided Brazil

Brazil's President-elect Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva attends the closing session of the thematic group of the transition government in Brasilia, on Dec 13, 2022. (EVARISTO SA / AFP) BRASILIA – Leftist leader Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva will be sworn in as president of Brazil on Sunday under tightened security in the Brazilian capital […]

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 election goes to runoff as Bolsonaro beats polls

Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro, who is running for another term, leaves the polling post where he voted in the general election in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Oct 2, 2022. (ANDRE COELHO / POOL / AP) BRASILIA/RIO DE JANEIRO – Brazil's presidential election is headed for a run-off vote, electoral authorities said on Sunday, after President […]