Lula vows to punish Bolsonaro supporters over riots

Police confront supporters of former Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro who are invading today the Planalto Palace, the seat of the Executive, and the Supreme Court, after having previously broken into the National Congress in coup acts against President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva, in Brasilia, Brazil, 08 January 2023. EFE/ Andre Borges

Brasilia, Jan 8 (EFE).- Brazil’s president has vowed to punish radical supporters who stormed Brasilia’s congress, the presidential palace and the supreme court on Sunday in the biggest attack on Republican powers seen since the 1964 coup. Seven days after the inauguration of President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva, hundreds of ultra-right followers of former … Read more

Suspect in failed Brazil bomb attack: I wanted to halt Lula’s inauguration

File photo showing Brazilian President-elect Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva. EFE/Andre Borges

Rio de Janeiro, Dec 25 (EFE).- The supporter of Brazilian ultrarightist President Jair Bolsonaro who was arrested on the weekend after trying to detonate a bomb in Brasilia and from whom authorities seized an arsenal of weaponry admitted that his aim was to cause chaos to prevent the inauguration of President-elect Luiz Inacio Lula da … Read more