Brazil Is “Looking for a Savior” in its Upcoming Elections

BRAZIL ELECTIONS HADDAD
Fernando Haddad, Workers' Party presidential candidate, left center, and running mate Manuela d'Avila, right center, campaign in the Rocinha slum in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Friday, Sept. 14, 2018. Brazil will hold general elections on Oct. 7. Leo Correa / AP Photo
BRAZIL ELECTIONS HADDAD
Fernando Haddad, Workers' Party presidential candidate, left center, and running mate Manuela d'Avila, right center, campaign in the Rocinha slum in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Friday, Sept. 14, 2018. Brazil will hold general elections on Oct. 7. Leo Correa / AP Photo

Brazil Is “Looking for a Savior” in its Upcoming Elections

In less than a month, Brazilians will be heading to the polls to vote for a new president for the country.  The current political climate in Brazil is unsettling as new developments unfold almost every day. Last week, former Brazilian President and forerunner of the race despite being in prison, Lula de Silva, bowed out of the race. Early this month, Jair Bolsano, a candidate who draws similarities to President Trump, was stabbed at a campaign rally.  Joining us to help us  make sense of this chaotic election is Amanda Pinheiro de Oliveira, a Brazilian journalist andPhD student of Global Studies at the University of California-Santa Barbara.