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Facebook shuts fake, spamming accounts ahead of Brazilian election

Facebook shuts fake, spamming accounts ahead of Brazilian election

The newspaper O Estado de S. Paulo said the group was the main network of support for far-right presidential candidate Jair Bolsonaro on the internet.

  • by Eduardo Simoes

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Chilean court orders church to pay nearly $1m to victims of abuse: report
Sex abuse

Chilean court orders church to pay nearly $1m to victims of abuse: report

 The office of Santiago's Archbishop was ordered to pay $450 million pesos ($930,000) to three men who alleged they were sexually abused for decades by priest Fernando Karadima.

  • by Aislinn Laing
'Not him!' Thousands rally against leading, far-right Brazil candidate
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'Not him!' Thousands rally against leading, far-right Brazil candidate

Thousands of people took to the streets in Brazil Saturday to protest the candidacy of presidential front-runner Jair Bolsonaro.

Oldest Brazilian fossil found in debris of National Museum
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Oldest Brazilian fossil found in debris of National Museum

The fossil was discovered during an excavation in 1975 outside of the Brazilian city of Belo Horizonte and is among the oldest in the Americas.

Brazilian electoral court joins fight against fake news with myth-busting website
Election

Brazilian electoral court joins fight against fake news with myth-busting website

The rampant spread of fake news ahead of Sunday's vote has Brazilian electoral officials worried.

  • by David Biller
Ex-KKK leader David Duke offers support for Jair Bolsonaro
Election

Ex-KKK leader David Duke offers support for Jair Bolsonaro

The right-wing front-runner in Brazil's presidential race rejected support from supremacist groups after reportedly receiving praise from David Duke.

  • by David Biller
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'We are not criminals': The 'March of the Migrants' reaches Guatemala
Citizenship crisis

'We are not criminals': The 'March of the Migrants' reaches Guatemala

The group of between 1600 and 2000 people fleeing poverty and violence in Honduras marched into Guatemala, twice pushing past police sent to stop them

‘A place for them here’: It's the Latin Americans Trump rejects that will make Melbourne best
Melbourne

‘A place for them here’: It's the Latin Americans Trump rejects that will make Melbourne best

Victoria wants to double the number of students and visitors from Latin America, hoping to fill a gap created by US President Donald Trump as he alienates his closest neighbours.

  • by Lia Timson
Amid violence, both Brazilian presidential candidates call for calm
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Amid violence, both Brazilian presidential candidates call for calm

Political violence is happening in different parts of the country and includes beatings, stabbings, death threats and even homicide.

  • by Peter Prengaman
Leading Brazilian candidate to skip TV debate, taunts rival on Twitter
Election

Leading Brazilian candidate to skip TV debate, taunts rival on Twitter

The front-runner in Brazil's presidential runoff announced Wednesday that he will skip the first TV debate before the October 28 election as he recovers from being stabbed.

Brazil far-right candidate accused of 'fake news'
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Brazil far-right candidate accused of 'fake news'

Charges of fake news are heating up the presidential race ahead of Brazil's October 28 run-off.

  • by Mauricio Savarese