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Tag: Fernando Haddad

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva was thrust back into Brazil’s political scene after a Federal Supreme Court (STF) justice tossed out criminal convictions against the leftist icon, adding to angst that has...
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 Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – In a final push to win over undecided and those who are thinking about annulling their votes, Brazilian presidential candidate, Fernando Haddad, of the PT (Workers’ Party) criticized his...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – With less than a week before the second round of elections in Brazil thousands of Brazilians took to the streets over the weekend to protest or support one of...
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 Nelson Belen, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - On Monday, October 15th, Brazil's outspoken right-wing presidential candidate, Jair Bolsonaro, visited the Special Police Operations Battalion (Bope) of Rio de Janeiro's Military Police and compared the violence in Rio...
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...

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