Today, what you need to know about the election season. The devastation of the Pantanal wetlands. And why you shouldn’t expect reforms in 2020.
Election countdown: 60 days
In exactly two months, Brazilians in 5,568 municipalities will elect new mayors and city councilors. Last week, we explained the country’s plan to hold safe elections during a pandemic. Now, we explain what will be at stake on November 15.
Why it matters. While the themes of municipal elections are local, these races have become increasingly important for national politics, and will set the stage for the 2022 general elections.