Latest Brazil government News

New Brazilian Congress not likely to address climate

Oct. 04, 2022 10:33 AM EDT

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Brazil has a major role to play in addressing climate change as home to the world's largest rainforest, but after Sunday's election, the subject is less likely to come up than ever. In the country's lower house of Congress, the Liberal Party of President Jair...

Bolsonaro, Lula start fight for support before Brazil runoff

Oct. 03, 2022 18:16 PM EDT

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Jair Bolsonaro and Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva, two diametrically opposed candidates for Brazil's presidency, have started a four-week race to pursue votes ahead of a winner-take-all runoff. After garnering more than 90% of the vote in Sunday’s first round,...

Bolsonaro, Lula headed to runoff after tight Brazil election

Oct. 02, 2022 22:55 PM EDT

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Brazil’s top two presidential candidates will face each other in a runoff vote after neither got enough support to win outright Sunday in an election to decide if the country returns a leftist to the helm of the world’s fourth-largest democracy or keeps the far-right...

Brazil election authority: Former President Lula da Silva tops 1st round; heads to runoff vs. incumbent Bolsonaro

Oct. 02, 2022 20:33 PM EDT
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Brazil election authority: Former President Lula da Silva tops 1st round; heads to runoff vs. incumbent Bolsonaro.

With 90% of votes tallied, ex-President Lula da Silva leads slightly, but Brazil appears headed to run-off vote

Oct. 02, 2022 19:42 PM EDT
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — With 90% of votes tallied, ex-President Lula da Silva leads slightly, but Brazil appears headed to run-off vote.

With 52% of Brazil votes tallied, far-right incumbent Bolsonaro has a slight lead over ex-President Lula da Silva

Oct. 02, 2022 18:44 PM EDT
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — With 52% of Brazil votes tallied, far-right incumbent Bolsonaro has a slight lead over ex-President Lula da Silva.

Fortunes reverse for ex-judge and Brazil president he jailed

Oct. 01, 2022 15:54 PM EDT

CURITIBA, Brazil (AP) — When federal judge Sergio Moro resigned to enter politics, many in Brazil believed the anti-corruption crusader who jailed a popular former president could someday occupy the nation’s most powerful office. But on the eve of Brazil’s general election...

Worst Brazil forest fires in a decade, yet election silence

Oct. 01, 2022 08:22 AM EDT

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — September has come and gone, marking another painful milestone for the world's largest rainforest. It's the worst month for fire in the Amazon in over a decade. Satellite sensors detected over 42,000 fires in 30 days according to Brazil’s national space...

Hardship for Brazil's poor may cost Bolsonaro election

Sep. 30, 2022 13:29 PM EDT

SAO PAULO (AP) — Brazil’s presidential election will be decided by tens of millions of poor people, and they look set to eject incumbent Jair Bolsonaro from office — either in Sunday's first round or in a runoff. The far-right leader is reminding them of his pandemic welfare...

Brazil’s do-or-die debate on eve of presidential election

Sep. 30, 2022 11:45 AM EDT

SAO PAULO (AP) — Brazil held its final presidential debate before Sunday's elections with tens of millions watching, and what it lacked in substance it made up for in fireworks. Far-right incumbent Jair Bolsonaro needed a strong performance Thursday night to ensure a runoff...