Bolsonaro Contests Brazil Election Loss, Wants Votes Voided

More than three weeks after losing a reelection bid, President Jair Bolsonaro on Tuesday blamed a software bug and demanded the electoral authority annul votes cast on most of Brazil’s electronic voting machines, though independent experts say the bug doesn’t affect the reliability of results.

  • Nov 23, 2022
  • 10:35 AM

‘Safe Line’ Guiding Visitors to Safety Draws Criticism in Costa Rica

A striking line of red paint approximately eight inches wide and spanning a kilometer in length appeared on Friday in parts of downtown San José. Part of a project called Kilometer Downtown, its intent is to guide tourists to hotels and safe spots where they can ask for information.

  • Nov 14, 2022
  • 1:38 PM

Report by Brazil’s Military on Election Count Cites No Fraud

The defense ministry has put out a report highlighting flaws in Brazil’s electoral systems and proposing improvements, but there is nothing to substantiate claims of fraud from some of President Jair Bolsonaro’s supporters protesting his October 30 defeat.

  • Nov 10, 2022
  • 10:19 AM

EPA to Test Air, Groundwater in Puerto Rico for First Time

The announcement, made on Friday, is part of the Biden administration’s effort to directly address the disproportionate impacts of pollution that have existed for decades in many low-income communities and communities of color.

  • Nov 7, 2022
  • 12:05 PM

With Bolsonaro Tamed in Defeat, Brazil Steps Back From Brink

In the run-up to Brazil’s presidential election, many feared a narrow result would be contested and spell the death knell for Latin America’s largest democracy. So far, however, the worst fears have been averted.

  • Nov 3, 2022
  • 10:28 AM

Brazil’s Bolsonaro Tells Supreme Court Election ‘Is Over’

Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro’s administration signaled a willingness to hand over power, two days after a nail-biting election loss to leftist Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva and amid speculation the far-right incumbent might fight the result.

  • Nov 2, 2022
  • 10:23 AM

Bolsonaro Declines to Concede Brazil Defeat in First Address

BRASILIA, Brazil (AP) — Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro on Tuesday did not concede the election he lost to leftist Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva in a brief speech that marked his first comments since results were released two days ago.

  • Nov 1, 2022
  • 4:44 PM

President-Elect Lula Faces Heavily Pro-Bolsonaro Government, Public

The election to Congress of Bolsonaro supporters, as well as a deeply divided Brazilian public, spell difficult years for incoming President Lula da Silva. Backed by a broad coalition of supporters on the left and the right, he will also have a hard time satisfying all of his allies.

  • Oct 31, 2022
  • 5:42 PM

‘Our Phoenix’: Lula’s Ups And Downs in Brazil Defy Belief

Four years ago, Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva’s reputation and political future were in tatters. On Sunday, in yet another twist, Brazilian voters chose him by the narrowest of margins to once again lead the world’s fourth-largest democracy.

  • Oct 31, 2022
  • 10:34 AM

Lula Defeats Bolsonaro to Become Brazil’s President—Again

SÃO PAULO (AP) — Brazil’s electoral authority said Sunday that Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva of the leftist Worker’s Party defeated incumbent Jair Bolsonaro to become the country’s next president.

  • Oct 30, 2022
  • 7:11 PM

Two Wounded at Bolsonaro Rally in Brazil, Tensions High Before Sunday Vote

A violent showdown at a Bolsonaro rally on Sunday left two wounded, and political tensions remain heightened leading up to the October 30 runoff election between right-wing incumbent President Jair Bolsonaro and left-wing former president Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva.

  • Oct 25, 2022
  • 4:54 PM

Brazil’s da Silva, Bolsonaro Clash in 1st One-on-One Debate

Brazil’s former President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva and incumbent Jair Bolsonaro clashed in their first one-on-one debate Sunday, two weeks before the presidential election’s runoff. The two repeatedly called each other liars during an encounter lasting about an hour and a half.

  • Oct 17, 2022
  • 10:02 AM

Mexico to Sue U.S. Gun Companies for Flow of Illegal Weapons

The Government of Mexico plans to file a second lawsuit against U.S. companies it alleges are responsible for the flow of illegal weapons into the country, Foreign Affairs Secretary Marcelo Ebrard announced last Wednesday.

  • Oct 11, 2022
  • 12:44 PM

Lula vs. Bolsonaro: Round 1

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  • Oct 6, 2022
  • 4:06 PM

Brazil Election Authority: Bolsonaro, Lula Headed to Runoff

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Brazil’s top two presidential candidates were neck-and-neck late Sunday in a highly polarized election that could determine if the country returns a leftist to the helm of the world’s fourth-largest democracy or keeps the far-right incumbent in office for another four years.

  • Oct 2, 2022
  • 8:44 PM

Brazil’s Lula Endorsed by Another Former Rival, Environmental Activist

A former environment minister and presidential candidate who had broken with Brazil’s ex-leader Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva endorsed him for president on Monday as his campaign continued efforts to reach out to centrist voters.

  • Sep 13, 2022
  • 10:00 AM

Brazil’s Bolsonaro Flops in TV Debate as Attacks on Democracy Continue

After missing live TV debates during the last election, Brazil’s far-right president, Jair Bolsonaro, decided to participate this year, treating Brazilians to a horror show of misogyny and anger.

  • Sep 6, 2022
  • 3:31 PM

Brazil’s Presidential Campaign Kicks Off Amid Violence Fears

JUIZ DE FORA, Brazil (AP) — Brazil’s presidential election campaign officially began Tuesday with former President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva leading all polls against incumbent Jair Bolsonaro amid growing concern of political violence and threats to democracy.

  • Aug 17, 2022
  • 7:58 AM

Political Violence Heats Up in Brazil as Election Approaches

Political violence is on the rise in Brazil. As the election approaches —which will see current right-wing President Jair Bolsonaro pitted against former Workers’ Party President Lula da Silva — tempers are flaring and cases of partisan violence are accumulating.

  • Aug 1, 2022
  • 2:45 PM

Brazil Towel Sales Emerge to Mock Mistrust of Polls

Cashing in on skepticism of pollsters ahead of October elections, some street vendors have begun using scoreboards to track sales of towels bearing the faces of far-right Bolsonaro and his rival, former President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva of the leftist Workers’ Party.

  • Jul 28, 2022
  • 10:00 AM

Slim Win Makes Ex-Rebel Colombia’s First Leftist President

BOGOTÁ, Colombia (AP) — Former rebel Gustavo Petro narrowly won a runoff election over a political outsider millionaire Sunday, ushering in a new era of politics for Colombia by becoming the country’s first leftist president.

  • Jun 19, 2022
  • 7:04 PM

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