Brazil’s Supreme Court has ordered former president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva to begin his 12-year prison sentence while he appeals his corruption conviction. Critics say the ruling is politically motivated, and so does Lula himself.
From January, Brazil will be soon ruled by former military leaders. There is growing support for this in Congress, but ever more people fear there will be a coup. Thomas Milz reports from Rio de Janeiro.
Jair Bolsonaro has won the vote by a wide margin. Brazilians cast their ballots in one of the most polarized elections in its democratic history, driven by discontent over rampant crime and corruption scandals.
Right-wing president-elect Jair Bolsonaro said he would aim to unite a divided country. He has vowed to withdraw government advertising from "lying" media.
Voters are widely expected to pick the outspoken Jair Bolsonaro, who has vowed an iron fist to tackle endemic corruption and rampant crime. The opposition worries his election victory may undermine democracy.
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