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Bolsonaro: I 'admire' Trump

Rio De Janeiro - Jair Bolsonaro, the favorite to win the second round of Brazil's presidential elections, on Thursday declared himself an "admirer" of US President Donald Trump.

Brazil's Bolsonaro: a tropical Trump?

Rio De Janeiro - Impetuous, admiring of military men, pro-guns, social media-savvy, accused of misogyny and racism: Brazil's far-right presidential frontrunner Jair Bolsonaro shares more than a few qualities with US leader Donald Trump.But is it a fair comparison?

Bolsonaro, Haddad hold different visions of Brazil future

Rio De Janeiro - Right-winger Jair Bolsonaro and leftist candidate Fernando Haddad, who will contest a second-round runoff to become Brazil's next president, hold diametrically opposed visions of Brazil's future.

Presidential candidate running mate stirs Brazil with 'whitening of race' quip

Bras - The running mate of Brazil's far-right presidential election frontrunner on Sunday stirred outrage after proudly talking about a "whitening of the race" in relation to one of his grandchildren.

Brazil's Lula unable to vote in prison

Bras - Brazil's former president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva is not only barred from running in elections taking place on Sunday -- but he will also be unable to cast his vote, according to authorities.

Ex-Bolivian president Mesa launches 2019 election bid

La Paz - Bolivian ex-president Carlos Mesa on Saturday launched his candidacy for the 2019 election, in which he will face Evo Morales who will be seeking his fourth consecutive term.

Jailed ex-president to contest Panama elections after primary win

Panama - Former Panama president Ricardo Martinelli will contest next year's general election after topping the poll in his party's primaries despite being jailed on corruption charges.

Brazil presidential candidate expects to leave hospital by month's end

Rio De Janeiro - Brazil's right-wing presidential candidate Jair Bolsonaro said in a video released Friday that he expects to leave hospital before the end of the month after he was stabbed in the abdomen two weeks ago."I've never felt so happy and good in my life.

Brazilian dark horse says God wants him to be president

Rio De Janeiro - One of the media darlings of Brazil's eccentric presidential race is a buff, bible-thumping reserve fireman who barely registers in the polls and insists God wants him to win.

Brazil's presidential campaign polarized between left and far right

Bras - Brazil looks to be charging headlong into a two-horse presidential race between the far right and the left in what has been an at times surreal and unpredictable campaign.

Brazil presidential candidate vows not to pardon comrade Lula

Rio De Janeiro - Brazil's leftist presidential candidate Fernando Haddad on Tuesday ruled out pardoning the jailed former head of state and his own party's iconic leader Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva should he triumph in October's elections.

Far right, leftist rivals ahead in Brazil poll

Rio De Janeiro - Right-wing Brazil presidential election frontrunner Jair Bolsonaro consolidated his lead in an opinion poll published on Monday, with leftist challenger Fernando Haddad also building momentum.

Tough challenges facing Brazil presidential wannabe stepping into Lula's shoes

Bras - Fernando Haddad, the man stepping into former president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva's shoes at the last minute after the jailed ex-leader finally dropped his bid for re-election, has a good chance of making the run-off in next month's polls.

Fernando Haddad: jailed Brazilian leader's plan B

Curitiba - Fernando Haddad wasn't uppermost on anybody's mind in April, when Brazil's former president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva delivered a historic farewell speech hours before turning himself in to serve a 12-year prison sentence for corruption.

Brazil's Lula quits presidential race, Haddad to run instead

Curitiba - Brazil's jailed ex-leader Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva tapped his runningmate Fernando Haddad on Tuesday to replace him on the ballot in next month's presidential election, bowing out of the race after he was barred from seeking a new term.

Stabbed Brazil presidential candidate needs another 'big' operation

S - Brazil presidential election front-runner Jair Bolsonaro remains in intensive care and needs another "big operation" following his stabbing ordeal, hospital authorities in Sao Paulo said on Monday.

Brazil army chief warns against jailed ex-president's candidacy

Rio De Janeiro - The head of Brazil's military has issued a warning against the presidential candidacy of the country's imprisoned former leader Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, who has been banned from standing for office.

Sons of injured Brazil candidate take control of campaign

Rio De Janeiro - The sons of seriously wounded right-wing Brazilian presidential candidate Jair Bolsonaro -- who was in hospital Saturday after his campaign trail assault -- said he was making progress, as they took his campaign reins.

Prison and hospital: primary battle grounds in Brazil's election race

Rio De Janeiro - A jail cell and hospital bed have turned into the most unlikely, and important, campaign barracks during Brazil's surreal and unpredictable presidential race.

Brazil judge rejects jailed ex-president Lula's appeal on election ban

Bras - A Brazilian Supreme Court judge on Thursday rejected an appeal by jailed former president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva to overturn his ban on running in next month's elections.

Brazil judge rejects jailed ex-president Lula's appeal on election ban

Bras - A Brazilian Supreme Court judge on Thursday rejected an appeal by jailed former president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva to overturn his ban on running in next month's elections.

Lula appeals to UN in desperate bid to gain access to election

Curitiba - Leftist ex-president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva will appeal his barring from October's elections to the United Nations and Brazil's Supreme Court, the man set to replace him on the ballot said Monday.

After Lula candidacy shot down, Brazil party faces replacement dilemma

Rio De Janeiro - After a top Brazilian court disqualified ex-president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva from participating in October elections, his party on Saturday was mulling whether to persist with their jailed leader or turn to his running mate.

Brazil's Lula becomes double-edged sword for the left

Rio De Janeiro - The good news for Brazil's left ahead of October presidential elections is that its biggest candidate, Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, easily leads the polls. The bad news? He's in prison.

Jailed Lula's Brazil presidential poll lead increases

Rio De Janeiro - Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva may be incarcerated and potentially prevented from standing in October's presidential election but the leftist leader's advantage in polls continues to grow.

Campaigning for Brazil presidential election begins

Bras - Campaigning for Brazil's wildly unpredictable presidential race officially got under way on Thursday with jailed former president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva's name amongst the 13 candidates formally registered.

Presidential debate showcases divided Brazil

S - Brazil's top presidential candidates -- minus imprisoned frontrunner Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva -- have clashed in the first debate of the campaign, showcasing sharp divides in Latin America's biggest nation.

First Brazil presidential debate will not feature jailed Lula

Bras - Brazil stages its first presidential election debate Thursday with eight of the crowded field locking horns but also one notable absentee -- jailed frontrunner Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva.

Loyalist to unpopular Brazil leader launches presidential bid

Bras - Henrique Meirelles, a former finance minister in unpopular President Michel Temer's government, joined Brazil's presidential race Thursday, promising market reforms to rebuild the battered economy.

Mexico's AMLO asks for UN help to fight corruption, rights abuses

Mexico - Mexico's president-elect Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador on Thursday said he is asking the United Nations for help combatting corruption and human rights abuses.
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