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Brazil: Bolsonaro’s controversial presidency

Brazil's President Jair Bolsonaro is railing against the country's electoral system after his supporters rallied to defend him from a political establishment he claims is stacked against him

Far-right former army captain Jair Bolsonaro elected president of Brazil

Far-right former army captain Jair Bolsonaro was elected president of Brazil on Sunday, beating leftist opponent Fernando Haddad in a runoff election after a bitter and polarized campaign.

Brazil’s post-election party is over for Rousseff

These might be the last "oles" President Dilma Rousseff will hear for a while. Brazil's economy is in a ditch, inflation is 6.75 percent, running two points above target. Unemployment is low, not because of an opportunity bonanza but a shrinking labor pool as idled workers give up job hunting.

Incumbent Rousseff leads in first round of Brazil election, faces runoff

RIO DE JANEIRO — Brazil's president, Dilma Rousseff of the Workers Party, established a convincing lead in the first round of the country's presidential election Sunday — but it was not enough to elect her outright.

An oil scandal in Brazil complicates the race for incumbent president on eve of election

RIO DE JANEIRO — With just days to go before the presidential election here, a growing scandal has placed a number of issues center stage: They involve corruption, political machinations with the state-controlled oil company, and delays and overspending on a multibillion-dollar oil refinery that Brazil desperately needs.

Brazil split ahead of presidential election

A total of 142.8 million voters will cast ballots next Sunday to decide the next leader of the continent-sized nation, the world's seventh-biggest economy.

Latin American left faces three key presidential votes in October

Three Latin American countries hold elections next month -- Brazil, Uruguay and Bolivia -- a crunch test for ruling leftists seeking to bolster budding dynasties in the face of a regional slowdown.

Brazil’s presidential election draped in mourning

Twenty years ago, when he debuted in national politics, Eduardo Campos, the Brazilian presidential hopeful who died in a plane crash Wednesday, was easy to underestimate. With his elegant suits, camera-ready smile and pale-blue eyes as big as fog lights, the junior legislator from the northeastern state of Pernambuco seemed a better fit on the set of a soap opera than in the two-fisted arena of Brasilia.

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