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The front page of a newspaper referring to the results of the first round Brazilian national election, October 8, 2018 (EVARISTO SA/AFP/Getty Images)

Brazil´s Elections and Their Impact on Democracy in Brazil

On October 29, Hudson Institute hosted a panel to discuss the results of the October 28 elections in Brazil. In particular, panelists considered the two presidential candidates: Jair Bolsonaro, a right-wing populist with the nickname “Trump of the Tropics,” who won the election; and Fernando Haddad, who represented the left-wing Workers’ Party. The discussion also considered how this election factors into the current wave of populism in Latin American politics and other parts of the world.


Matthew Taylor Speaker

Associate Professor, School of International Service, American University

Monica Arruda de Almeida Speaker

Adjunct Professor, Center for Latin American Studies (CLAS), Georgetown University

Mark S. Langevin Speaker

Senior Fellow, Schar School of Policy and Government, George Mason University and Director, BrazilWorks

Ambassador Jaime Daremblum Speaker

Senior Fellow and Director, Center for Latin American Studies, Hudson Institute

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