Former Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro.

Last week, Brazil’s Supreme Court published documents showing that the country came close to a coup in late 2022. Transfers of power are supposed to be routine formalities in democracies. Yet, from Brazil to Guatemala to the U.S., the hemisphere has seen incumbent presidents attempt to undermine democracy after losing elections.

Members of Senegal's opposition.

Senegalese President Macky Sall announced Friday that he would comply with a court order to conduct the country’s presidential election as soon as possible, after he attempted to delay the polls until December. The controversy is just the latest close call for Senegal’s democracy, which has significantly eroded under Sall.

Former Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro.

An explosive new court order alleges that former Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro oversaw a plot to undermine the public’s faith in the 2022 presidential election, which he lost, and set the stage for a potential coup.

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