On Sunday, thousands of supporters of Brazil's former president, Jair Bolsonaro, stormed the country's Congress, Supreme Court, and presidential offices in protest of what they claim was a stolen election. The violence was fueled by conspiracy theories promoted by Bolsonaro and his allies, and was reminiscent of the storming of the US Capitol on January 6th. President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva has issued an emergency decree allowing the government to restore order in the capital until January 31st. The invasion of the capital has revealed deep divisions in Brazil and presents a significant challenge for President Lula, who is only one week into his term.

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