Brazil’s Jair Bolsonaro challenges election result
24 November 2022 | 7:04 am
Three weeks after losing Brazil's election by the narrowest margin seen in decades, outgoing President Jair Bolsonaro has filed a long-shot appeal claiming votes should be thrown out due to faulty voting machines.
French retail giant Carrefour is accused of deforestation in the Amazon. According to global advocacy group Mighty Earth, the group sources ingredients from meat and soy traders with shocking practices. Carrefour controls roughly a quarter of the food distribution market in Brazil. For more, we speak to Alex Wijeratna, Senior Director of Mighty Earth.
In a much-awaited speech this week, EU Commission President Ursula von der Leyen focused on the acute problems facing the Union: the war in Ukraine, energy prices and the challenge from autocracies. But some of the MEPs in the audience said the solutions she proposed are vague. We debrief von der Leyen's annual address with two MEPs.
Indigenous communities are the guardians of the Amazon forest. Their lands are legally protected, but since President Jair Bolsonaro came to power, that's of little help anymore. Loggers are taking what they want. Violence is on the rise, the Karipuna people are fighting back.
As Brazil prepares for the first round of presidential elections in October, we take a closer look at the importance of the Evangelical Christian vote. Four years ago, the vast majority of that electorate supported Jair Bolsonaro, but today their loyalties are wavering.
At the head of a right-wing coalition, far-right Brothers of Italy leader Giorgia Meloni is gearing up to become Italy's new head of government. On the economic front, she'll be faced with rising consumer prices as well as the ongoing issue of national debt.
Italy's election winner takes charge of an economy still shining from a summer boom, but dark clouds loom. High debt, inflation, weak growth and an aging population will weigh on Meloni's "national reawakening."
We bring you a special edition on the upcoming elections in Brazil. On October 2, some 156 million Brazilians will head to the polls to elect a third of their senators, 513 deputies, all 27 governors and Brazilian state legislatures, as well as a president.
He is the candidate of hope and renewal for some, a demon of the past and a symbol of corruption for others. Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, who became Brazil's first left-wing president in 2002, hopes to return to the country’s top job after the presidential election, whose first round takes place on October 2.
Right-wing populist incumbent Jair Bolsonaro is facing a strong challenge from a former Brazilian president, leftist Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva. Lula has a strong lead in the polls and could win outright in this first round of voting.
Vladimir Putin poses with Moscow's four proxy leaders of eastern Ukraine provinces annexed this Friday in a ceremony at the Kremlin. For the Russian president, it is not mission accomplished but rather no going back in a war directed at Ukraine and the West.
Simone Tebet urged her voters to back Lula due to his "commitment to democracy." Former President Fernando Henrique Cardoso also endorsed his leftist former rival.
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