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By Nelson Belen, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - In a television interview on Tuesday, October 30th, the new governor-elect of Rio, Wilson Witzel, spoke about his plans regarding security. Witzel revealed that he wants to use military police...
By Nelson Belen, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - In perhaps the most divisive election in Brazil's history, right-wing candidate Jair Bolsonaro has been elected the next president of Brazil, winning 55 percent of the vote over his leftist...
By Nelson Belen, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - As the contentious race for the governorship of Rio de Janeiro enters its final days, the race appears to be tightening as ex-Rio mayor Eduardo Paes has gained on frontrunner...
By Nelson Belen, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The controversial right-wing presidential candidate in Brazil, Jair Bolsonaro, continues to hold a wide lead over his leftist rival Fernando Haddad. In the second poll for the October 28th runoff...
By Jay Forte, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - With just thirteen days remaining in the second round of elections, candidates for the Presidency of Brazil, Jair Bolsonaro (PSL) and Fernando Haddad (PT) intensify the campaigning, but continue to...
By Nelson Belen, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - On Wednesday, October 10th, Datafolha released its first opinion poll since Brazil's wild election last Sunday, showing controversial right-wing presidential candidate Jair Bolsonaro with 58 percent of the intended votes...
By Nelson Belen, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Though presidential candidates Jair Bolsonaro and Fernando Haddad dominated Brazil's post-election headlines, two traditionally disenfranchised groups earned hard-fought victories on Sunday as Brazil elected its first-ever indigenous woman and transgender...
By Nelson Belen, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Brazil's divisive 2018 presidential election will go to a deciding second round after controversial far-right candidate Jair Bolsonaro won an emphatic victory in the first round of voting on Sunday...
By Jay Forte, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - For governor candidates in thirteen states and the Federal District (Brasília), there will be more campaigning in the next twenty days leading up to second round elections (October 28th). The...

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