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From political pariah to president: Brazil's Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva rises from the ashes
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From political pariah to president: Brazil's Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva rises from the ashes

Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva scraped ahead of far-right incumbent Jair Bolsonaro to win a third term in Brazil. It's a remarkable turnaround for the 77-year-old bearded leftist hero, who was imprisoned in a corruption scandal just 18 months ago

Brazil poll: Voting underway in final round as former president Lula seeks to unseat incumbent Bolsonaro
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Brazil poll: Voting underway in final round as former president Lula seeks to unseat incumbent Bolsonaro

In the first round on 2 October, Lula finished first among the 11 candidates with 48% of the votes, while Bolsonaro was second at 43%, showing opinion polls significantly underestimated the president’s popularity

Gina Dal Colleto, 97-yr-old great-grandmother, becomes oldest person in Brazil to recover from coronavirus
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Gina Dal Colleto, 97-yr-old great-grandmother, becomes oldest person in Brazil to recover from coronavirus

When 97-year-old Brazilian Gina Dal Colleto was hospitalized on 1 April with coronavirus symptoms, few could have thought she would survive the deadly virus.

Donald Trump 'not concerned' about possible exposure to coronavirus after he dined with Brazilian official who tested positive
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Donald Trump 'not concerned' about possible exposure to coronavirus after he dined with Brazilian official who tested positive

US President Donald Trump on Thursday said he was not concerned about the possibility of being exposed to the coronavirus after dining last week with a Brazilian government official who has since tested positive for the disease

Far-Right congressman Jair Bolsonaro elected Brazil president; ex-army captain trumped Fernando Haddad with 55% of votes
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Far-Right congressman Jair Bolsonaro elected Brazil president; ex-army captain trumped Fernando Haddad with 55% of votes

Brazil President Jair Bolsonaro, who cast himself as a political outsider despite a 27-year career in Congress, became the latest world leader to rise to power by mixing tough, often violent talk with hard-right positions.

Brazil's new president Michel Temer booed at Independence Day parade
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Brazil's new president Michel Temer booed at Independence Day parade

Brazil's new president, Michel Temer, was booed at an annual military parade in the capital Brasilia on Thursday, his first public outing since taking power last week.

New Brazil prez Michel Temer guarantees jobs and 'political stability'
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New Brazil prez Michel Temer guarantees jobs and 'political stability'

Brazil's new leader Michel Temer began his presidency in earnest on Thursday vowing to heal the crisis-stricken Latin American giant after senators fired his defiant rival Dilma Rousseff in an emotional impeachment trial.

Brazil: Supporters of Rousseff rally as the President faces impeachment
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Brazil: Supporters of Rousseff rally as the President faces impeachment

Supporters of Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff called mass street rallies Friday in her defense, counter-attacking in a political crisis that threatens to drive her from office.