Ex-president Da Silva: Brazil governed by ‘crazy people’

America 04/26/19, 17:54

From the federal police headquarters where he is serving a sentence for corruption and money laundering, Brazil's former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva says the South American country is now being governed by a "bunch of crazy people."Da Silva, who governed Brazil from 2003 to 2010, said Brazilians should ...

South America bloc’s woes leave architectural gem forlorn

America 01/08/19, 00:02

It's a gravity-defying edifice that befits the lofty ambitions of what was supposed to be a symbol of South American unity.Set against an arid moonscape on the equatorial line, two cantilevered glass wings soar dramatically above a reflecting pool, symbolizing freedom and transparency and looking like something out of a ...

3 things to know about Brazil’s presidential candidates

World 10/28/18, 00:13

Brazil votes Sunday to elect its next president, and the choice could not be more stark.Far-right congressman Jair Bolsonaro, who is leading the polls, has described a Brazil at war: with criminals, with corrupt politicians, with left-wing ideas and, in some ways, with itself. The former army captain's official platform ...

3 things to know about Brazil’s presidential candidates

World 10/27/18, 00:10

Brazil votes Sunday to elect its next president, and the choice could not be more stark.Far-right congressman Jair Bolsonaro, who is leading the polls, has described a Brazil at war: with criminals, with corrupt politicians, with left-wing ideas and, in some ways, with itself. The former army captain's official platform ...

A rise from marginal lawmaker to presidential front-runner

World 10/27/18, 00:09

As recently as two months ago, few people in Brazil other than Jair Bolsonaro's most ardent supporters believed the far-right congressman had more than an outside shot of winning the race to lead Latin America's largest nation.Brazilian presidential candidate Jair Bolsonaro smiles after receiving a honorary black belt from Jiu-Jitsu ...

Brazil front-runner accused of illegal campaign practices

Business 10/18/18, 17:30

A Brazilian presidential candidate on Thursday accused his far-right adversary of illegal campaign practices for allegedly allowing friendly businessmen to secretly pay to spread slanderous messages.The accusations by left-leaning contender Fernando Haddad follow a report published by the daily Folha de S.Paulo newspaper saying that businessmen linked to Congressman Jair ...

Brazil candidate says far-right poll leader smears to rise

Soccer 10/03/18, 15:18

The top leftist candidate for Brazil's presidency is turning his fire toward the rightist front-runner with the election imminent after avoiding direct attacks for most of the campaign.The blast by Fernando Haddad comes as new polls show Jair Bolsonaro's lead in Sunday's first-round vote widening for the first time — ...

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