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World Jan 02Brazil’s Bolsonaro targets indigenous groups, LGBTQ rights on 1st day as president
Newly installed President Jair Bolsonaro issued executive orders on Brazil's indigenous groups, descendants of slaves and the LGBT community in the first hours of his administration.
World Oct 29Brazil elects far-right president, worrying rights groups
Jair Bolsonaro's victory moved Brazil, the world's fourth-largest democracy, sharply to the right after four consecutive elections in which candidates from the left-leaning Workers' Party won.
World Oct 22Son of Brazil’s election front-runner says top court could be closed, setting off alarm
Three Brazilian justices on Monday criticized the son of presidential front-runner Jair Bolsonaro for saying that the country's top court could be closed if it tried to remove his father from the presidency. The son tweeted that his statements were…
World Oct 07Far-right presidential candidate wins first round in Brazil
Far-right, former army captain Jair Bolsonaro, who expresses nostalgia for Brazil’s military dictatorship, won the first round of its presidential election by a large margin Sunday, but fell just short of getting enough votes to avoid a second-round runoff against…
World Sep 04Out of the ashes of Brazil’s National Museum fire, fragments of hope
Firefighters found bone fragments from a collection in the still-smoldering National Museum, an official said Tuesday, raising hopes that a famed skull might somehow have survived a massive blaze that turned historic and scientific artifacts to ashes.
World Apr 08Still popular, Brazil’s Lula starts serving jail sentence
Former Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva woke up in jail Sunday, in a stunning fall from grace for a man who rose from nothing to lead Latin America's largest nation and later became engulfed in corruption allegations.
World Apr 05Brazil’s top court rules against da Silva on prison
RIO DE JANEIRO — Brazil's top court voted narrowly in the early hours Thursday to turn down an attempt by former President Luiz Inacio da Silva to stay out of jail while he appeals a corruption conviction, a decision that…