Brazil Weekly

Delays, hackers, and surprises in Brazil’s municipal elections

Today, we explain the attacks on Brazil’s electoral system — and the main takeaways from the election, looking forward to the presidential vote in 2022.

Hackers try to tamper with Brazilian municipal election

Every election is unique in its own way, but Brazil’s 2020 municipal vote was as peculiar as they come. Brazilians went to the polls amid a deadly pandemic, its worst economic downfall on record — without having fully grappled with the shattering of its political system, via the anti-corruption probe Operation Car Wash and the election of Jair Bolsonaro to the presidency in 2018. As expected,...

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