We Still Have a Lot of Work to Do, Especially for Black People In Brazil’: Black Brazilians Cautiously Optimistic About Nation’s Future Under New President-Elect

The 2022 election in Brazil mirrors the 2020 election in the United States, as the country’s defiant, boisterous, brash, and conservative President Jair Bolsonaro was voted out of office in favor of progressive President-elect Luiz Inacio Lula Da Silva. The election was called on Oct. 30, 2022, by a razor-thin margin, Bolsonaro’s 49.1 percent to Silva’s 50.9 percent.