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Brazil right-winger to skip debates, cannot campaign: aide

Oct 16 2018

BRASILIA Brazil's far-right front-runner will not take part in any presidential debates or return to the campaign trail ahead of the Oct. 28 run-off election due to his medical condition, one of his closest aides told Reuters on Tuesday.

Economic guru for Brazil's presidential front-runner faces fraud probe

Oct 10 2018

SAO PAULO/BRASILIA The chief economic advisor to Jair Bolsonaro, Brazil's far-right presidential front-runner, is being investigated over accusations of fraud tied to the pension funds of state-run companies, federal prosecutors told Reuters on Wednesday.

To win second round, Brazil's leftist Haddad must remake his candidacy

Oct 08 2018

SAO PAULO Brazil's leftist presidential hopeful Fernando Haddad will have to pull off an extreme feat of political acrobatics if he wants to reverse a first-round beating at the hands of a far-right rival on Sunday.

REFILE-ANALYSIS-To win second round, Brazil's leftist Haddad must remake his candidacy

Oct 08 2018

SAO PAULO, Oct 8 Brazil's leftist presidential hopeful Fernando Haddad will have to pull off an extreme feat of political acrobatics if he wants to reverse a first-round beating at the hands of a far-right rival on Sunday.

A disciple of Brazil's dictatorship moves closer to the presidency

Oct 05 2018

SAO PAULO In 1993, Congressman Jair Bolsonaro strode to a podium in Brazil's lower house and delivered a speech that shook its young democracy: He declared his love for the country's not-so-distant military regime and demanded the legislature be disbanded.

A disciple of Brazil’s dictatorship moves closer to the presidency

Oct 05 2018

SAO PAULO In 1993, Congressman Jair Bolsonaro strode to a podium in Brazil's lower house and delivered a speech that shook its young democracy: He declared his love for the country's not-so-distant military regime and demanded the legislature be disbanded.

Brazil's Bolsonaro leads presidential race but Haddad closing gap: poll

Sep 24 2018

SAO PAULO Fernando Haddad, the presidential candidate for Brazil's leftist Workers Party (PT), is closing the gap with poll-leading far-right candidate Jair Bolsonaro for an Oct. 7 first-round vote and would beat him in a runoff, a survey released Monday showed.

Divisive Brazil election careens into 'dangerous' polarization

Sep 19 2018

SAO PAULO/BRASILIA Brazil's presidential campaign, already the most divisive since the end of military rule three decades ago, is growing increasingly polarized each day and raising concerns about the future of the country's democracy.

Brazil presidential candidate Bolsonaro keeps lead, leftist gains: poll

Sep 14 2018

SAO PAULO Brazil's far-right presidential candidate Jair Bolsonaro, in intensive care after being stabbed at a campaign rally, kept his first-round lead in an election opinion poll on Friday, but a leftist rival from the Workers Party (PT) made solid gains.

Brazil presidential candidate Bolsonaro has emergency surgery

Sep 13 2018

SAO PAULO/BRASILIA Brazil's far-right and poll-leading presidential candidate Jair Bolsonaro underwent a successful emergency surgery late on Wednesday to repair adhesions in his intestinal walls, according to doctors treating him.

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