A Brazilian Bloodbath

When Lula and the Workers’ Party took power in Brazil, they had a plan to take on crime and the power of the police. Their failure helped undermine their entire program.

Illustration by Ricardo Santos.

Mouths open, eyes closed, faces spattered with blood, two freshly decapitated heads lie on a filthy floor. A pushcart full of dismembered limbs stands in front of a wall of iron bars as men yell in the background. These are just two of many brutal scenes captured in shaky cell phone videos that spread across […]

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