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Amid violence, both Brazilian presidential candidates call for calm

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

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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
Echoes of White House: Far-right Trump fan wins first round in divided Brazil
Election

Echoes of White House: Far-right Trump fan wins first round in divided Brazil

"Bolsonaro is a strange phenomenon," says one expert of the candidate who shares striking parallels and strategy,with the US President.

  • by Anthony Faiola & Marina Lopes
Judge orders arrest of former Peruvian president Alberto Fujimori
World Politics

Judge orders arrest of former Peruvian president Alberto Fujimori

A Peruvian Supreme Court judge has overturned a presidential pardon he had received roughly nine months ago on health grounds.

  • by John Quigley
Why some in Brazil are warming to a far-right flamethrower for president
Election

Why some in Brazil are warming to a far-right flamethrower for president

Brazil's elites are quietly rooting for a far-right controversial presidential candidate fearful of a return to leftist rule

  • by Tatiana Bautzer, Marcela Ayres & Christian Plumb
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Brazil divided on far-right presidential candidate
Election

Brazil divided on far-right presidential candidate

With one week to go to the Brazilian presidential elections, protesters against and supporters of Jair Bolsonaro have taken to the streets.

Pope defrocks Chilean priest at centre of sex abuse scandal
Sex abuse

Pope defrocks Chilean priest at centre of sex abuse scandal

Fernando Karadima was a central character in the global scandal rocking the papacy.

  • by Patricia Luna
Brazil's female stars 'brainwashed' against candidate: running mate
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Brazil's female stars 'brainwashed' against candidate: running mate

Brazilian celebrities who joined millions of women in a campaign against far-right candidate Jair Bolsonaro have been "brainwashed," his running mate says.

  • by Ricardo Brito