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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

Costa Rica expresses ‘deep concern’ over Amazon wildfires

The Government of Costa Rica expresses its deep concern about the devastating forest fires that develop in the Amazon River basin.

Far-right Bolsonaro puts stamp on Brazil in first week

Investors applauded the first bold steps, sending strengthening the Brazilian real against the dollar. But on Thursday and Friday, Bolsonaro sowed some confusion on other issues.

Brazil’s Lula stays in prison as top judges tussle over release

Brazil's leftist former president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva remained in prison Wednesday as two supreme court judges issued competing orders over whether he should be released while he tries to get his graft conviction overturned.

Brazil’s Bolsonaro completes cabinet with rightist environment chief

Brazilian president-elect Jair Bolsonaro, a longtime climate-change skeptic, has named a rightist lawyer with a contentious background to be environment minister in the country whose Amazon rainforest is under threat.

Costa Rica offers to host COP25 after Brazil withdraws

President Carlos Alvarado announced that Costa Rica will throw its hat in the ring to host the COP25 Climate Change Conference in 2019.

The Tico Times Weekly Digest: Oct. 29, 2018

Another Monday, another Digest. This week we report from the Toucan Rescue Ranch, which hosted the 2018 Sloth Ironman Games.

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.

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