Journalist Glenn Greenwald and his family are receiving death threats over reporting from The Intercept on corruption in the Brazilian government.
The threats came days after Greenwald and his colleagues published leaked chats from government officials that appear to show justice minister Sérgio Moro was involved in a conspiracy to keep former Brazilian President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva, known as Lula, from entering the country’s 2018 presidential race against Jair Bolsonaro.
In addition to the death threats, Greenwald says powerful members of the Brazilian government have threatened to have him deported because of his work. Greenwald, who is from the US, has been living in Brazil for years.
Reporting from The Intercept has shown Brazil’s far-right using state power to keep Lula from running in the presidential election in order to deliver the presidency to the far-right, Jair Bolsonaro.