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Right-wing Brazil candidate commits to free press after calling it 'trash'

Oct 12 2018

RIO DE JANEIRO Brazil's leading presidential candidate vowed to defend freedom of the press after his tirades against the media and reports of his supporters attacking journalists raised fears that civil liberties might suffer if he is elected.

Brazil far-right candidate calls media 'trash,' then commits to free press

Oct 12 2018

RIO DE JANEIRO, Oct 12 Shortly after describing the media as "trash," Brazilian far-right presidential front-runner Jair Bolsonaro turned around and called journalists "friends" and pledged to defend a free press, as he courts centrist voters ahead of a run-off election.

Far-right Brazil candidate snubs 'peace and love,' readies for bitter runoff

Oct 08 2018

RIO DE JANEIRO Brazil's far-right presidential candidate Jair Bolsonaro said on Monday he would stick to his hardline agenda on guns, crime and graft in the second round of the election on Oct. 28, alarming senior statesmen and human rights advocates alike. | Video

Brazil far-right candidate gains women voters, despite sexist remarks

Oct 03 2018

RIO DE JANEIRO/BRASILIA Luzia Amaral took a long hard look at Brazil's presidential candidates, and eventually settled on far-right Jair Bolsonaro, viewing him as the only option to prevent the return of the leftist Workers Party (PT) in this weekend's vote.

Brazil far-right candidate Bolsonaro gains women voters, despite sexist remarks

Oct 03 2018

RIO DE JANEIRO/BRASILIA, Oct 3 Luzia Amaral took a long hard look at Brazil's presidential candidates, and eventually settled on far-right Jair Bolsonaro, viewing him as the only option to prevent the return of the leftist Workers Party (PT) in this weekend's vote.

Brazilian women lead nationwide protests against far-right candidate

Sep 30 2018

SAO PAULO/RIO DE JANEIRO Tens of thousands of people took to the streets of Brazil's major cities on Saturday in women-led protests against far-right presidential front-runner Jair Bolsonaro, who flew home after weeks in hospital recovering from a near-fatal stab wound. | Video

Shell, Chevron bet big in last Brazil oil auction before elections

Sep 28 2018

RIO DE JANEIRO Royal Dutch Shell Plc and Chevron Corp on Friday led big bets by oil majors seeking to clinch key stakes in Brazil's coveted offshore oil play, shrugging off concerns over presidential elections that have cast a pall of uncertainty over the industry.

Shell, Chevron bet big in last Brazil oil auction before elections

Sep 28 2018

RIO DE JANEIRO Royal Dutch Shell Plc and Chevron Corp on Friday led big bets by oil majors seeking to clinch key stakes in Brazil's coveted offshore oil play, shrugging off concerns over presidential elections that have cast a pall of uncertainty over the industry.

Violence spurs support for a radical in once-calm southern Brazil

Sep 28 2018

PORTO ALEGRE, Brazil For decades, this southern metropolis stood apart from the rest of Brazil.

Brazil's jobs crisis lingers, posing challenge for next president

Sep 25 2018

RIO DE JANEIRO After losing his job with a foreign food company in March, Alexander Costa surveyed Brazil's anemic labor market and decided to start selling cheap lunches by the beach in Rio de Janeiro to try and provide for his young family.

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