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Brazil: Bolsonaro narrows the gap but is 13% behind Lula

Brazil's former president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, 76, maintains a 13 percentage point lead over the current head of state ahead of the first round of presidential elections on October 2, but far-right President Jair...

Presidential elections in Brazil: Justice prohibits the carrying of weapons in polling stations

The Brazilian Supreme Electoral Court (TSE) announced on Tuesday that it has decided to impose a ban on the carrying of weapons in polling stations in the October 2 presidential election. Weapons will be prohibited inside polling...

Presidential election in Brazil: Lula’s lead over Bolsonaro unchanged at 12 points

The lead attributed to centre-left former Brazilian president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva (2003-2010) over far-right head of state Jair Bolsonaro remained unchanged at 12 percentage points ahead of the first round of Brazil's presidential election...

Brazil’s ambassador summoned to Chile’s Foreign Ministry after Bolsonaro’s ‘fake news’ about Boric

Chile's diplomacy summoned the Brazilian ambassador to Santiago on Monday after the "fake news" spread by Jáich Bolsonaro against his counterpart Gabriel Boric, claiming that the latter had set fire to the "subway" of Santiago, announced...

Brazil elections: In the first pre-election debate, Bolsonaro and Lula exchange fierce verbal fire

Brazil's two main presidential contenders, Jair Bolsonaro and Lula, blamed each other for all of the country's ills on Sunday in their first face-to-face telephone battle ahead of the Oct. 2 election. The two rivals, central figures...

Brazil: 15-year record for fires in the Amazon

The number of wildfires in Brazil's Amazon reached its highest level in 15 years on Monday, according to official figures, another sign of the destruction taking place in the world's largest rainforest. Satellite imagery identified 3,358 fire...