Bolsonaro and Brazil’s Illiberal Backlash

January 2019

The triumph of far-right populist Jair Bolsonaro in Brazil’s October 2018 presidential election was made possible by a series of economic, social, and political crises that have shaken Brazilian democracy.

Lula's Brazil at Midterm

July 2005

Many saw the election of Workers' Party leader Luiz Inácio "Lula" da Silva to the Brazilian presidency in October 2002 as the beginning of an era. Two years into his first term, Lula has yet to live up to that expectation.

Latin America's Lost Illusions: Brazil's New Direction

April 2003

The recent election of political outsider Lula da Silva as president is a sign of hope for the future of democracy in Brazil.