October could see the election of a president from outside the main parties. The role of jailed ex-President Luis Inacio Lula da Silva is key. We look at female activism, racial inequality, foreign policy, capital markets, fiscal reform and art under attack from the right


Frail economy and crime stir populist voices ahead of October poll

No-nonsense Sérgio Moro leads assault on country’s cycle of impunity for the powerful

Misogyny and violence against women have shaped presidential campaigns of activists

Investigations by judiciary set benchmark for fighting corruption

Black Brazilians are making their voices heard and affirmative action is helping

Despite constraints, Brazil’s next government has the opportunity to reassert a global role

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Lurch to political right and increased use of social media feed attacks on artists

Roundtable of leading dealmakers debating future of capital markets see cyclical recovery under way

Majority may still fail to see benefits of good governance