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Brazil presidential election thrown into chaos after front-runner stabbed

07 Sep 2018

SAO PAULO/JUIZ DE FORA, Brazil Brazil's presidential race was thrown into chaos on Friday with the far-right front-runner Jair Bolsonaro in serious but stable condition in an intensive care unit after being stabbed at a rally, his wound severe enough that his son said he was unlikely to be able to return to campaigning before the Oct. 7 vote. | Video

Brazil far-right candidate Bolsonaro in serious condition after stabbing

07 Sep 2018

JUIZ DE FORA, Brazil The leading candidate in Brazil's presidential election is in serious but stable condition after being stabbed by an assailant at a campaign rally on Thursday, doctors said, pushing an already chaotic campaign into further disarray. | Video

Skull of ancient human possibly found in burned Brazilian museum

04 Sep 2018

RIO DE JANEIRO Firefighters combing through the charred remains of Brazil's National Museum have found a skull that may belong to its star exhibit, an 11,500-year-old woman named Luzia, local TV reported on Tuesday.

Tensions flare after fire destroys Brazil museum in 'tragedy foretold'

04 Sep 2018

RIO DE JANEIRO Anger smouldered in Brazil on Monday after a fire destroyed the National Museum, a cherished historical repository that lacked a sprinkler system and which had suffered years of financial neglect, making its destruction a "tragedy foretold." | Video

Brazil mourns blaze at National Museum, seeks answers to "tragedy foretold"

03 Sep 2018

RIO DE JANEIRO, Sept 3 Brazil on Monday mourned a fire that destroyed its National Museum, a cherished historical repository that lacked a sprinkler system and was reeling from years of financial neglect, making its destruction a "tragedy foretold."

Murders, killings by cops rise in Rio de Janeiro, 6 months into intervention

16 Aug 2018

RIO DE JANEIRO Six months after Brazil sent in federal forces to take control of security in Rio de Janeiro state, both murders and the number of people killed in police confrontations have risen, official data shows, raising questions about the strategy.

Exclusive - Mexico opposes U.S. plan to make it take asylum seekers: document, source

12 Jul 2018

MEXICO CITY Mexico is opposed to a U.S. request to make people seeking asylum in the United States apply in Mexico instead, according to a source and a briefing note, in a setback to U.S. efforts to deepen cooperation on immigration before a leftist president takes office.

Mexico's Lopez Obrador seen dominating Congress, as female lawmakers surge

04 Jul 2018

MEXICO CITY The party of Mexico's president-elect Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador and its allies will have an outright majority in Congress but will not surpass the two-thirds threshold needed to change the constitution, estimates show.

Special Report - As Mexico oil sector sputters, crime and violence rattle industry towns

28 Jun 2018

PARAISO, Mexico Until recently, Edgar Barrera enjoyed a life many Mexicans could only hope for. | Video

Mexico hikes rates to avoid inflation risks from peso slump

21 Jun 2018

MEXICO CITY Mexico's central bank on Thursday raised its benchmark interest rate 25 basis points to 7.75 percent, in a bid to counteract the effects of a peso slump and keep a downward inflation trend on track.

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