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“Brazil Never Again” or “Military Intervention Now”? A reflection on human rights in the presidential elections

“Brazil Never Again” or “Military Intervention Now”? A reflection on human rights in the presidential elections 23/11/2022 Bianca Isabel Lombarde Silva, M.A. in Social Science (UNIFESP) “The dictatorship is not over. The target is clear: the black, poor, and peripheral people, who don’t have access to justice,” said Débora Silva, in an interview about the …

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The importance of religion in presidential elections in Brazil

img: Alan Santos/PR/CC BY The importance of religion in presidential elections in Brazil 23/11/2022 Manoel Schlindwein, PhD candidate in International Relations (IRI-USP) Visits to churches and temples, meetings with spiritual leaders, demonstrations of faith and praise and, above all, proposals and statements full of moral values, with a strong religious connotation. Throughout the 2022 presidential …

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Bolsonaro’s diplomatic isolation and international support for democracy in Brazil

img: José Dias/PR/CC BY Bolsonaro’s diplomatic isolation and international support for democracy in Brazil 23/11/2022 Giovanna Macieira Rosario, M.A. student in International Relations (IRI-USP) During his time as President of the Republic, Jair Bolsonaro did not win any sympathy from the international community. The Foreign Policy conducted by the former Foreign Minister, Ernesto Araújo, was …

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EU-Mercosur: the trade agreement after the Brazilian elections

img: Miguel Schincariol/Fecomercio/CC BY EU-Mercosur: the trade agreement after the Brazilian elections 18/11/2022 Bruno Santos Fonseca, PhD researcher at Portuguese Institute of International Relations (IPRI-NOVA) The political agreement reached on June 28, 2019, between the European Union and the Mercosur member states (Argentina, Brazil, Paraguay and Uruguay) has defined the future of the EU-Mercosur trade agreement that …

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The construction of political-ideological propaganda about Venezuela promoted by the Brazilian right

The construction of political-ideological propaganda about Venezuela promoted by the Brazilian right 18/11/2022 Stephanie Braun Clemente, PhD candidate in International Relations (UERJ) The way a negative image is used about the political, economic and social situation in Venezuela, especially about the government of Nicolás Maduro, but also about the former governments of Hugo Chávez, is …

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Public security as an agenda of the candidates for the State Government of São Paulo: Portable Operational Cameras (POC) and police lethality

Public security as an agenda of the candidates for the State Government of São Paulo: Portable Operational Cameras (POC) and police lethality 28/10/2022 Bianca Isabel Lombarde Silva, M.A. in Social Science (UNIFESP) Issues related to public security are often included in the script of interviews, sabbaticals and electoral debates, whether for presidential candidates or possible …

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How foreign policy issues were addressed by candidates for the presidency of Brazil in 2022

How foreign policy issues were addressed by candidates for the presidency of Brazil in 2022 28/10/2022 Stephanie Braun Clemente, PhD candidate in International Relations (UERJ) It is intriguing to know what presidential candidates are announcing on foreign policy issues, an essential public policy for all states. As has been increasingly highlighted by global events, no …

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The housing movement in the 2022 elections

The housing movement in the 2022 elections in Brazil 28/10/2022 Diego Matheus de Menezes, PhD candidate in Social Sciences (UFBA) Elections mobilize numerous political actors. In Brazil, the history of interaction between social movements and the State reinforces the importance of elections for the various sectors that make up civil society. In particular, since the …

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Why Brazil’s largest trading partner was not mentioned in the election programs of the presidential candidates

Why Brazil’s largest trading partner was not mentioned in the election programs of the presidential candidates 28/10/2022 Manoel Schlindwein, PhD candidate in International Relations (IRI-USP) After successive and impressive milestones of growth and economic vitality, those who think that China has reached its limit are mistaken. Recently released indicators illustrate how the Chinese appetite remains …

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