On Sunday, Brazilians will cast their ballots in the most divisive presidential election in decades. Polls suggest controversial far-right candidate Jair Bolsonaro has a lead over his leftist opponent Fernando Haddad.
Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro wants to commemorate the coup of 1964 — and he is entirely unconcerned about further dividing the country. Even the military is disturbed, DW's Philipp Lichterbeck writes.
Protesters demanded the former president's release and spoke out against the current right-wing government. Lula has insisted that his imprisonment was "unjust" and designed to keep him from returning to office.
Brazil's president has appointed a new education minister after Ricardo Velez announced his resignation. Velez had sparked controversy with his radical positions, including a pledge to fight "cultural Marxism."
Although Jair Bolsonaro and Donald Trump seem to share a similar far-right ideology, neither have much in common when it comes to policymaking. That is great news for the rest of the world, says DW's Astrid Prange.
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