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One-third of Venezuelans often eat only once a day

One-third of Venezuelans often eat only once a day

Facing severe food and medicine shortages, Venezuelans are increasingly open to extreme options like foreign intervention and leaving the country in order to stay alive, according to a new study.

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With God on their side, evangelicals expected to shape Brazilian elections
Election

With God on their side, evangelicals expected to shape Brazilian elections

They could tip the balance thanks to their growing numbers, presence in remote areas and poor neighbourhoods, and organisational muscle

  • by Marcelo Silva De Sousa
OAS chief slams 'immoral' Venezuela amid migratory crisis
Immigration

OAS chief slams 'immoral' Venezuela amid migratory crisis

Neighbouring countries say Venezuela must return to democracy in order to stem the flow of people who are fleeing.

Stabbing of leading Brazilian presidential candidate may reshape race
Brazil

Stabbing of leading Brazilian presidential candidate may reshape race

Far-right congressman Jair Bolsonaro, a former army captain who has promised to crack down on crime, has long argued that Brazil is in chaos and needs a strong hand to be steadied.

Brazilian front-runner Jair Bolsonaro stabbed on campaign trail
Brazil

Brazilian front-runner Jair Bolsonaro stabbed on campaign trail

Brazil's far-right presidential candidate Jair Bolsonaro, who leads opinion polls, was stabbed during a rally, according to local media reports.

Diplomats urge Venezuela to accept international aid
Venezuela

Diplomats urge Venezuela to accept international aid

At a meeting of the Organisation of American States, member nations described the exodus of Venezuelans as a migrant crisis "without precedent".

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'Politicians are responsible': Fury after Brazil's past turns to ashes
Brazil

'Politicians are responsible': Fury after Brazil's past turns to ashes

Fire that gutted the National Museum in Rio de Janeiro has highlighted Brazil's crumbling economy and years of corruption, government neglect and mismanagement.

  • by Lia Timson
'Look at the irony': Recriminations fly after fire destroys Brazil's National Museum
Brazil

'Look at the irony': Recriminations fly after fire destroys Brazil's National Museum

Police used tear gas on protesters who gathered outside the museum, decrying the loss of Latin America's largest archive of artifacts.

  • by Gabriel Stargardter
Esteemed Rio de Janeiro museum goes up in flames
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Brazil

Esteemed Rio de Janeiro museum goes up in flames

Firefighters worked late on Sunday to put out a large blaze at the esteemed National Museum in northern Rio. Authorities say much was lost although some artefacts were saved

'Most popular politician on Earth' barred from running for president
Brazil

'Most popular politician on Earth' barred from running for president

Brazil’s jailed former president, the front-runner in the country’s October election, will be struck from the presidential ballot.

  • by Marina Lopes
Fake news on WhatsApp debunked ahead of Brazil vote
Brazil

Fake news on WhatsApp debunked ahead of Brazil vote

Fact-checking efforts have become increasingly common around the world due to concerns about the power of social media to spread disinformation and influence elections.

  • by Sarah DiLorenzo