Despite Everything, Bolsonaro Could Still Win

By Brian Winter

AQ’s editor-in-chief returns to Brazil and finds an unexpectedly open 2022 election.

SÃO PAULO — Returning to Brazil after two long years away, there are things that immediately strike you. The thousand different shades of green. The smiles. The particular way Brazil makes the hard things easy, and the easy things hard. But in April 2022 there is one phenomenon that you can only properly appreciate on the ground: the sense that President Jair Bolsonaro could, despite everything, still find a way to win this October´s election – or at least make things close enough to be messy.  Most credible polls still show former president Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva with a...

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