On September 7th, it’s celebrated Brazil’s independence. Last year, the day was marked by anti-democratic protests, headed by president Jair Bolsonaro himself. This year, he promises to take his supporters to the streets again to question the Brazilian electoral system.
Just as in 2021, this year’s presidential statements will probably be full of attacks against the ministers of the Supreme Federal Court, especially Edson Fachin and Alexandre de Moraes, constant targets of Bolsonaro’s rhetoric against the Brazilian electoral system.
Bolsonaro has attacked Brazil’s electronic voting machines as fraudulent, despite virtually no evidence.
Also, on What’s Happening in Brazil:
In the Ceará state, the oil extracted from a fruit called batiputá is used in rituals and the traditional cuisine of the tremembe indigenous people. Despite the importance of the knowledge about how to prepare the oil, it was being forgotten. But a young indigenous leader decided to change this situation.
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Edited by: Thales Schmidt