Brazil has few safeguards in place to prevent President Bolsonaro from pulling off a coup.
Alas, Lula da Silva DID put Brazilian democracy in peril, by operating a political machine embroiled in so much graft that voters flocked to a nut like Bolsonaro. Until the Left accepts its complicity in our widening political gyre, we’ll continue to see liberal democracy driven towards oblivion.
Jan-6 was nothing. A protest over election irregularities... something that the other party had been warning about and complaining about for over a decade before. And the early evidence of suspicious election cheating was massive. It turned out to be nothing illegal enough to warrant correction, and then again the US peacefully transferred power.