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Jair Bolsonaro

Jair Bolsonaro, a former army captain and now the front-runner in Brazil's presidential elections that have gone to a second round, poses for pictures with members of the armed forces during a military event in Sao Paulo, Brazil

Brazil More than Doubles Number of Military Veterans in Congress

Brazil’s House of Representatives will soon feature over double the number of representatives with military experience than it did before Sunday’s election. According to a tally by Folha de Sao Paulo, 22 members of the lower chamber are either veterans or retired military personnel.

Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, seen here in 2006, was Brazil's most popular president

Brazil: Socialist Lula da Silva Exits Presidential Race He Is Legally Banned From

Former Brazilian president Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva announced in a letter from prison Tuesday that he would not be running in October’s presidential race, shortly before the deadline to sign up for the presidential ballot and months after his conviction on corruption charges disqualified him from running in the election.