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Brazil's Bolsonaro 'fomenting violence,' rival candidate Haddad tells AFP

S - Brazil's far-right presidential candidate Jair Bolsonaro is "fomenting violence" and is a danger to democracy, his leftist rival Fernando Haddad told AFP on Saturday.

Brazil presidential candidates seek to soften images ahead of run-off

Rio De Janeiro - Two weeks before a run-off to decide Brazil's presidency, the dueling far-right and leftist candidates are trying to soften their images to appeal to polarized voters.

Venezuela death reminiscent of Franco times: Spanish minister

Madrid - Spain's foreign minister on Thursday compared the death of a Venezuelan activist in government custody with cases that took place during his country's fascist dictatorship when prisoners being interrogated suddenly "jumped out of the window".

Far-right Bolsonaro stumbles in race for Brazil presidency

Rio De Janeiro - The far-right frontrunner to be Brazil's next president, Jair Bolsonaro, stumbled Wednesday by spooking previously supportive investors, while a spate of violent incidents pointed to deep polarization caused by the election race.

Brazil dismisses concerns over 'secure' electronic ballot system

Lisbon - Brazil's government on Wednesday dismissed concerns over country's electronic voting system after the weekend election, saying the technology was "absolutely secure".

Bolsonaro 'tsunami' swells far-right party in Brazil congress

Bras - A surge of support for a far-right presidential candidate in Brazil, Jair Bolsonaro, helped swell the ranks of his small party in the country's Congress in general elections.

The neoliberal putting credibility into Brazil far-righter's rise

S - Part of the appeal lifting a controversial far-right candidate, Jair Bolsonaro, toward Brazil's presidency is a US-educated neoliberal economist who will likely be put in charge of the Latin American giant's finances in case of election victory.

Brazil stock market soars after far-right candidate's first-round win

Rio De Janeiro - Brazil's stock market soared Monday after far-right firebrand Jair Bolsonaro handily won the first round of the presidential election with a promise of sweeping economic reforms.

Brazil's former leader Rousseff fails in bid for Senate seat

Bras - Brazil's leftist former president Dilma Rousseff failed to win a Senate seat in Sunday's general election, her bid sinking under a right-wing backlash.

Far-right, resolutely left: Brazil's two presidential candidates

Rio De Janeiro - Brazilian voters are confronted with two deeply divisive candidates vying to be their next president in an October 28 runoff election.

Brazil football star Ronaldinho backs far-right presidential candidate

Rio De Janeiro - Brazilian former football star Ronaldinho tweeted support for a polarizing far-right politician leading the race to be his country's next president in elections on Sunday.

Brazil far-right candidate in election uses anthem by gay icon Freddy Mercury

Rio De Janeiro - A far-right candidate who pilloried homosexuality and now leads the race to be Brazil's next president adopted an election-day anthem Sunday sung by one of the world's gay icons: "We Are the Champions.

Far-right Bolsonaro wins 1st round Brazil vote, uncertain run-off looms

Rio De Janeiro - Polarizing far-right politician Jair Bolsonaro easily won the first round of Brazil's presidential election on Sunday, but charged that "polling problems" cheated him of outright victory, forcing a run-off against a leftist rival in three weeks.

Last-ditch bid to woo undecided ahead of Brazil presidential poll

Rio De Janeiro - Candidates vying to be Brazil's next president are making last-ditch attempts to woo undecided voters ahead of a first-round election Sunday which a polarizing far-right politician, Jair Bolsonaro, is favored to win.

Brazil is choosing a new president. Here's what you need to know

Rio De Janeiro - Brazil holds presidential and legislative elections on Sunday. A far-right politician promising a hard line on crime and corruption, Jair Bolsonaro, is the frontrunner for the top job.Here's what you need to know:- How important are the elections?

Far-right candidate polarizes Brazil going into presidential vote

Rio De Janeiro - A far-right politician who has spoken favorably of torture and past military rule looks poised to change the direction of Brazil's three-decade run of centrist democracy -- with polls suggesting he could snatch victory in the first round of presidentia...

Brazil: Latin America's limping giant

Rio De Janeiro - It wasn't so long ago that Brazil was a glittering, rising power on the world stage, courted by investors and staking its place as a regional powerhouse.

Ultraconservative leads pack vying to be Brazil's next president

Rio De Janeiro - One controversial figure looms over the pack of 13 candidates running for president in Brazil on Sunday: Jair Bolsonaro, an ultraconservative former military man promising a Donald Trump-like shake-up of Latin America's biggest economy.

Brazil says Norsk Hydro lacked waste license for stalled plant

Bras - Brazilian authorities said Thursday that Norwegian aluminum group Norsk Hydro failed to apply for a license to operate a new waste deposit at its key Alunorte alumina plant, the world's biggest and now suspended as a result.

Ultraconservative rides high in polls ahead of Brazil vote

Rio De Janeiro - An ultraconservative candidate with polarizing appeal, Jair Bolsonaro, is surging in polls just ahead of the first round of Brazil's presidential elections, heightening emotions and social divisions as Latin America's biggest economy sets out to choose...

Brazil police kill nine escaped inmates, hunt others

Bras - Police in Brazil have killed nine escaped inmates and are hunting 19 others after a jailbreak in the central north of the country during which prisoners took a teacher and guards hostage, authorities said.

Poll surge for right-winger spurs Brazil markets

S - A jump in polling for a far-right politician leading the race for Brazil's presidency spurred financial markets on Tuesday as investors wagered his privatization-friendly policies could boost the flagging economy.

Brazil's next president faces tough austerity juggling act

Rio De Janeiro - Whoever wins Brazil's presidential election on October 7 will have their work cut out juggling market pressure to implement austerity measures while trying to drag 23 million people out of poverty.

Brazil: a giant in crisis rocked by corruption

Rio De Janeiro - Brazil, which holds presidential elections on October 7, is a giant in size and economy, but has been struck by a string of corruption scandals that have rocked its political core.

Brazil presidential candidate Bolsonaro's most controversial quotes

Rio De Janeiro - Right-wing ex-army captain and presidential front-runner Jair Bolsonaro is a controversial figure in Brazil, not least for a series of comments about torture, rape, homosexuals and women.

Brazilian women rally in force against presidential frontrunner Bolsonaro

Rio De Janeiro - Hundreds of thousands of women turned out for a wave of nationwide protests in Brazil on Saturday against the candidacy of the right-wing frontrunner in next week's presidential election, Jair Bolsonaro.

Man who attacked Brazil presidential hopeful Bolsonaro acted alone

Bras - Adelio Bispo de Oliveira, the man who stabbed Brazil's presidential hopeful Jair Bolsonaro on the campaign trail, acted alone in a premeditated political attack, police said Friday.

Brazilian real hits highest rate against dollar in five weeks

S - Brazil's currency dipped under four reals to the dollar for the first time in five weeks at close on Thursday as the markets reacted favorably to the emergence of two clear presidential election frontrunners.The real closed at 3.

US, Brazil fine Petrobras $853 mn in bribery scandal

Washington - US and Brazilian authorities have fined Brazil's state oil giant Petrobras more than $853 million for covering up a massive bribery scheme involving Brazilian politicians and political parties, the US Justice Department announced Thursday.

US, Brazil fine Petrobras $853 mn in bribery scandal

Washington - US and Brazilian authorities have fined Brazil's state oil giant Petrobras more than $853 million for covering up bribes to Brazilian politicians and political parties, the US Justice Department announced Thursday.
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