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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.

Demonstrators against former Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva hold a rally demanding he must be jailed, in Sao Paulo, Brazil on April 03, 2018. Tensions ran high Tuesday in Brazil ahead of a Supreme Court ruling on whether former president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva should start a …

PHOTOS: Brazil Transfixed as Supreme Court Jails Presidential Frontrunner

Thousands of Brazilians took to the streets of the nation’s largest cities on Tuesday and Wednesday in anticipation of a Supreme Court decision that opened the door for the arrest of socialist presidential frontrunner Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva late Thursday morning.

Former Brazilian president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, seen here addressing a rally of leftist parties on April 02, is seeking a third term in office and leads easily in opinion polls

Brazilians Organize National Marches Demanding Presidential Frontrunner Go to Jail

Protesters in Brazil have organized street manifestations on Tuesday in anticipation of a final appellate decision on whether former president – and current presidential frontrunner – Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva will have to begin to serve his 12-year prison sentence immediately, effectively cutting off his presidential campaign.

Campaign caravan of Brazil's da Silva shot at; no one hurt

Brazil: Leftist Presidential Frontrunner Attacked with Gunfire as Court Rejects Corruption Appeal

Brazil’s leftist former president Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva lost a final appeal on his corruption conviction that could soon land him in prison and keep him out of the 2018 presidential race. While still a heavy favorite to win, signs of opposition are starting to grow, including recent eggings at campaign stops and gunfire aimed at his campaign convoy on Tuesday.

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Brazilian Clown Returns to the Stage After Leaving Congress in Disgust

Francisco Everardo Oliveira Silva, better known as the acclaimed Brazilian clown “Tiririca” (Grumpy), returned to the stage in the nation’s capital this week for a one-man show loosely based on his life. The event marks a return to the stage for the clown after seven years in the nation’s congress.

Carlos Nuzman, president of the Rio 2016 Organising Committee

Brazil’s Olympics Chief Arrested for $2 Million Bribe to Secure Rio Games

Brazil arrested the head of the Brazilian Olympic Committee (COB), Carlos Arthur Nuzman, and his right-hand man Leonardo Gryner on Thursday after a corruption probe found evidence the COB paid $2 million to secure a vote in favor of Rio de Janeiro hosting the 2016 Summer Olympics.

Brazil's former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva attends the impeachment trial of Brazil’s suspended President Dilma Rousseff, in Brasilia, Brazil, Monday, Aug. 29, 2016. Fighting to save her job, Rousseff told senators on Monday that the allegations against her have no merit. Rousseff's address comes on the fourth day …

Brazil: Lula da Silva Conviction Puts Global Left in a Tailspin

The shock from left-leaning establishment reporters came loudly on Wednesday: Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva – the “charismatic,” “widely popular,” “iconic,” “commanding” Lula – would finally have to face justice for one of the most expansive corruption schemes in Latin American history.

Brazil's President Michel Temer speaks during a ceremony, at the Planalto Presidential Palace, in Brasilia, Brazil, Wednesday, Sept. 14, 2016. Temer has rubbed elbows with world leaders in China, been vociferously booed at important national events and signaled he will move forward with unpopular reforms, such as trimming pension benefits. …

Brazil’s Supreme Court Approves Corruption Probe into President

The Brazilian Supreme Court has authorized prosecutors to investigate newly-minted president Michel Temer, after a key witness in the sprawling Petrobras corruption trial claimed that Temer had requested illegal funds to help a colleague’s political campaign.