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Newly re-elected Brazil president faces house divided

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Brazil’s re-elected leader Dilma Rousseff on Monday faced a house divided after a bitterly fought election that culminated in the narrowest presidential win since the nation’s return to democracy three decades ago.

Posted: October 28th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,World | Read More »

Brazilians re-elect clown with 1 million votes

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Brazilians re-elected a clown named Tiririca (Grumpy) to Congress on Sunday with one million votes, the second-highest number of any candidate, election officials said.

Posted: October 6th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,World | Read More »

Brazil’s ‘Bin Laden’ arrested for campaigning at polls

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A candidate running for the Amazonia state assembly in northern Brazil under the monicker Osama Bin Laden was detained during Sunday’s vote for illegal campaigning outside the local polls, electoral officials said.

Posted: October 6th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Brazil Socialists name Silva as new candidate

Marina Silva

Environmentalist Marina Silva announced Wednesday that she will be the new presidential candidate for Brazil’s Socialist Party a week after its previous candidate was killed in a plane crash.

Posted: August 21st, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,World | Read More »

Brazil party replacing candidate who died in plane crash

In this Aug. 6, 2014 photo, Brazilian presidential candidate Eduardo Campos, left, and his running mate Marina Silva, pose for a photo with the National Confederation of Agriculture President Joao Martins da Silva Junior, in Brasilia, Brazil. The death of Campos in a plane that smashed into a white-collar neighborhood in the port city of Santos Wednesday, Aug. 13, 2014, is reshuffling the candidates and voter preferences. AP

Leaders of a Brazilian party that lost its presidential candidate in a plane crash have chosen his running mate to stand in his place, officials said Saturday, creating a new challenge to President Dilma Rousseff’s re-election.

Posted: August 17th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

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