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Editorial Roundup: United States

Sep. 20, 2022 17:54 PM EDT

Excerpts from recent editorials in the United States and abroad: Sept. 20 The Washington Post on the Kigali Amendment: It’s rare for a climate change measure to win full-throated support from industry groups, environmental activists and lawmakers from...

Brazil's Bolsonaro calls for negotiations to end Ukraine war

Sep. 20, 2022 12:39 PM EDT

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Brazil’s President Jair Bolsonaro on Tuesday repeated his willingness to foster negotiations to resolve the conflict between Russia and Ukraine, calling for a ceasefire but renouncing sanctions and economic isolation. “We have tried to avoid blocking the...

Brazil's Bolsonaro hopes land titles will lure rural votes

Sep. 12, 2022 01:35 AM EDT

SAO PAULO (AP) — Antônio Luis Durão is a member of a small minority in Brazil: He's an undecided voter with mere weeks until presidential elections. Had the vote taken place a year ago, the 61-year-old fruit farmer would have supported Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva, the leftist...

Brazil: man killed by co-worker after argument over election

Sep. 09, 2022 13:36 PM EDT

BRASILIA, Brazil (AP) — A supporter of Brazil’s president used a knife and an axe to kill a backer of the main opposition leader after an argument about politics, weeks ahead of presidential elections, according to police. The killing occurred on Wednesday, the day of Brazil’s...

Brazil’s Bolsonaro skips Congress' Independence celebration

Sep. 08, 2022 16:04 PM EDT

BRASILIA, Brazil (AP) — Brazil’s President Jair Bolsonaro skipped a congressional celebration of the country’s independence bicentennial on Thursday, a day after he used the national festivities as a campaign event for his reelection. His absence on short notice added to a rift...

Bolsonaro turns Brazil's bicentennial into campaign rally

Sep. 08, 2022 00:09 AM EDT

BRASILIA, Brazil (AP) — Brazil’s President Jair Bolsonaro transformed the nation’s bicentennial Wednesday into a multi-city campaign event, but didn't use his appearances to undermine the upcoming election as his opponents had feared. Bolsonaro, who trails former President Luiz...

EXPLAINER: Bolsonaro knocks Brazil's voting system

Sep. 06, 2022 13:45 PM EDT

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — With Brazil’s presidential election just a month off, President Jair Bolsonaro is feeding concern about the nation’s electronic voting system. He has long insisted that the machines, used for a quarter-century, are prone to fraud, though he acknowledged last year that...

Women take the spotlight at first Brazil presidential debate

Aug. 29, 2022 11:16 AM EDT

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Brazilian presidential candidates have squared off in their first debate — with the jousting overshadowed by questions about President Jair Bolsonaro's treatment of women, who may be crucial to his chances. Sunday night's debate became something of a pile-on...

At LatAm's biggest rodeo, Brazilians don't believe the polls

Aug. 27, 2022 13:21 PM EDT

BARRETOS, Brazil (AP) — Brazil’s President Jair Bolsonaro traveled to Latin America’s biggest rodeo — a bubble of staunch support — to connect with voters from the countryside ahead of October’s vote. On Friday evening, the far-right leader rode a horse while holding a...

Brazil’s Lula vows to renegotiate household debts if elected

Aug. 25, 2022 22:54 PM EDT

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Former President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva pledged Thursday night to renegotiate household debts of Brazilians if he wins October's election, making another promise seeking to lure support from tens of millions experiencing hardship. The announcement came a...