An escalation of violence brought Brazil to the verge of democratic collapse on 8 January, as Bolsonaristas stormed the centres of power, calling for a military coup. The worst was averted, but the country faces deep social divisions and a radicalized far-right, leaving President Lula no room for error.
Raphael Tsavkko Garcia
is a Brazilian journalist specializing in Brazilian, Spanish and international politics, human rights, technology and the environment. He holds an MA in Communication (Cásper Líbero Faculty) and a PhD in Human rights (University of Deusto).