Brazil’s congress receives indigenous leaders amid protests
BRASILIA, Brazil (AP) — Over 150 indigenous leaders met with lawmakers to discuss land rights and the role of their communities in the protection of the environment Thursday amid protests against...
Leading Brazilian candidate targeted in absence at TV debate
SAO PAULO (AP) — The man leading Brazil's presidential elections polls skipped a key debate before Sunday's vote, but was still the center of attention.
Far-right congressman Jair Bolsonaro said his doctors didn't allow him to participate in the TV Record debate because he is still recovering from a Sept. 6 stabbing and left a hospital only on Saturday.
Brazil’s presidential debate held - without Da Silva
SAO PAULO (AP) — Brazil's presidential candidates held their first debate Thursday ahead of October's election, but jailed former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva was not allowed to participate despite leading in the polls.
Conservative Jair Bolsonaro, second in pre-election polls, was the main target of debaters during the encounter which took place 59 days before the first round of voting.
Marina Silva says Brazil needs change, but light on details
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Marina Silva, a leading presidential candidate in Brazil, said Friday that her former boss, jailed ex-President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, should be barred from running for office.
Silva, a former senator and environmental minister, also criticized the military intervention in the state of Rio de Janeiro and promised that if elected she would push to institute presidential term limits so leaders were focused on what was best for the country, not on getting re-elected.
Brazil’s ex-leader still leads in polls after arrest
SAO PAULO (AP) — Even imprisonment hasn't knocked former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva out of the lead in Brazil's presidential race.
A poll released Sunday by the Datafolha institute shows the center-leftist with a 2-1 advantage over his nearest rival under one election scenario.
Graft scandals in Brazil open door to untainted candidates
SAO PAULO (AP) — Brazilians have endured more than three years of near daily revelations about the political elite getting kickbacks, bribes and illegal campaign financing, first through the sprawling Car Wash probe at state-run oil giant Petrobras and now through investigations at other companies.
The result has been a widespread distrust of the political class that analysts say could give a competitive edge to candidates without the smudge of corruption in the 2018 presidential elections.
SAO PAULO (AP) — One of the favorites for Brazil's presidential election next year has been hospitalized due to abdominal pains.
A statement issued Monday by the office of environmentalist Marina Silva said there was no diagnosis yet. But it said her condition had improved since she was hospitalized in the capital of Brasilia on Saturday.
Silva ran for president in 2010 and 2014, finishing third both times with about 20 percent of the vote.