Tom Phillips

Tom Phillips


Latin America correspondent for the @guardian ?? via ????&?? Get in touch: tom.phillips@theguardian.com

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Lula addressing supporters on Paulista avenue. “It’s like destiny likes me having to work a bit more,” he says. “We are going to win these elections!”

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"The campaign starts tomorrow. I'm sorry that you journalists will have to work a little bit more," Lula tells journalists. Journalists go 🤯 😭

“This wasn’t a victory for Bolsonaro – he did badly,” @consuelodieguez ⁩ insisted. “This is the first time that a candidate who is president came second in the first round. Lula nearly won – he missed by very little.”

Today had a distinct whiff of 2018 about it in Brazil: several influential politicians who said they stood for democracy, not really standing up for it at all…

Far from just bad news in 🇧🇷 election. Some really impressive progressives elected including @ErikakHilton ⁩ @GuajajaraSonia ⁩ @DudaSalabert ⁩ @pastorhenriquev ⁩ @GuilhermeBoulos ⁩ @celiaxakriaba ⁩ @MarinaSilva ⁩

But what a message of decency and unity he left:

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Oh boy. Brazilian activists have projected the word “FloppyNaro” onto the Empire State Building in New York. Really.

Hundreds of indigenous citizens marching through Atalaia do Norte now to demand justice for Bruno and Dom

Brazil’s Jair Bolsonaro decides to mark the Queen’s funeral with a speech about gender ideology, abortion and the evils of communism from his balcony in Mayfair

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My friend and colleague @domphillips ⁩ has disappeared while reporting in the Brazilian Amazon with a leading indigenous expert Bruno Pereira, just days after receiving threats. Extraordinarily worrying. Please share as widely as possible.

What shameful scenes at a time of national mourning

Police have to protect peaceful anti-Bolsonaro protesters as they are harangued by the president’s supporters today in London.

Today's China Daily has Steve Bannon in a red Nazi armband, leading the Titanic into the abyss

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Do Bolsonaro supporters not realize they have (once again) humiliated their great country on the world stage? The images of their truculent antics during the Queen's funeral have now been shared millions & millions of times on social media and seen by people all over the world

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