Translated by: Daniela Aires e Matilde São José
The post-election scenario in Brazil
After the polls gave Lula da Silva the victory on October 30th, Brazil entered a wave of contestation in reaction to the results, alleging electoral fraud and even pondering a coup d’état – which was speculated during the electoral process when security forces temporarily prevented voters from accessing the polls in regions of the country.
Meanwhile, the number of injured Bolsonarist protesters who oppose the result of the elections is going up – supporters who have blocked roads in São Paulo, with the support of truck drivers who contributed to blocking about 600 highways. In many places, the police dispersed the agglomerations using tear gas and since the recognition of the transition process of governments by Jair Bolsonaro, the protests have been losing strength.
On the other hand, the international community has reacted favorably to the election, which shows the return of Norway to the investment fund that protected the Amazon and the stock market rising 3.16% and the dollar falling 4.7%, one week after the election results.
Tensions on the Korean Peninsula
This week was marked by an escalation of tensions between the Koreas, where the North regime launched more than 20 missiles and about a hundred artillery projectiles near the maritime “buffer zone”. According to Pyongyang regime sources, the launches are a response to military exercises carried out between the US and South Korea.
These latest launches even activated the alarm system the population of Japan, also used for earthquakes, which required the search for shelter for a possible bombing.
- The conflict that opposed the Ethiopian security and defense forces and the Tigrayan People’s Liberation Front seems to be coming to an end, after the celebration of a cease-fire agreement between both parts. According to specialists, the agreement put the region of Tigray in a fragile position regarding the Ethiopian government, after “painful concessions” were made.
- The minister of the British Home Office is currently in negotiation with countries from Latin America, such as Paraguay and Peru, concerning the deportation of asylum seekers attempting to cross the English Channel. This deportation was also studied for Ruanda still during Boris Johnson’s government, but was stopped with the intervention of the European Court of Human Rights.
- Russia returned to the grain exports deal celebrated with Ukraine, due to the intervention of the Turkish government, which has been keeping close ties to the ongoing conflict.
- Benjamin Netahnvahu and his far right allies return to the Israeli Parliament after winning a majority in the legislative elections – 64 out of 120 seats.
- The United Nations General Assembly approved a rebuke of the embargo in Cuba, imposed by the US, for the 30th time, where the 185 States favorably voted for the end of the embargo, Brazil and Ukraine withdrew and Israel and the US voted against it.
- After meeting with the president of Taiwan, the German chancellor Olaf Scholz was in Beijing, where he defended an approach to China in terms of commerce, considering that it is not worth it to “isolate China”, while traveling with representers of important German enterprises, such as Merck Siemens and Volkswagen.
- Several world lieders are meeting in Sharm-el-Sheikh in Egypt, for the COP27, between the 6th and 18th November, with the goal of discussing urgent climate measures and the impact of climate change, bringing unconcreted points from Glasgow’s conference of 2021 and reinforcing the implementation of the Paris Agreement norms.