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Jair Bolsonaro news and analysis from The Nation
April 5, 2021
Why Brazil Still Matters
With Lula eligible to run against Bolsonaro, Brazilians hold the world’s future in their hands.
March 17, 2021
The Return of Lula
The restoration of political rights to Brazil’s leftist former president makes him a front-runner for the elections in 2022—and has already upended the country’s politics.
June 18, 2020
Jair Bolsonaro Isn’t Just a Hazard to Brazil’s Health
Brazil’s president and Argentina’s Alberto Fernández offer opposing visions of politics in the age of Covid-19.
April 22, 2020
Brazil’s Bolsonaro Is Bonkers—but There’s a Method to His Madness
He’s the only head of state able to out-Trump Trump in sheer recklessness and social-networked delirium.
January 22, 2020
Why Glenn Greenwald’s Prosecution Is an Outrage
Advocacy groups say attacks on the press are on the rise—particularly in Bolsonaro’s Brazil.
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November 12, 2019
Lula’s Free, and He’s Promising to Fight
The former president will boost Brazil’s left, but will he also help unite the far right?
November 6, 2019
Nationalism Is Global. The Left Is on the Defensive.
But the climate crisis is the right’s Achilles’ heel.
November 12, 2018
Education Is in the Crosshairs in Bolsonaro’s Brazil
The president-elect seeks to ban from the classroom political opinions, debates, and any issues that could be construed as leftist.