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Peru protests reveal ethnic and regional divides

More than 50 people have been killed in southern Peru in protests that broke out in December, and have resulted in street battles between police forces and largely Indigenous groups of protesters who have fought back with rocks, slingshots and homemade rockets.

Peru protests reveal ethnic and regional divides
Haitians line up outside an immigration office as they wait their turns to apply for a passport, in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, Jan. 10, 2023.

‘Haiti has zero elected officials’ as cholera, gang violence persist, journalist says

‘Haiti has zero elected officials’ as cholera, gang violence persist, journalist says
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'Brazil is back': Lula promises to once again lift Brazil onto the international scene 

'Brazil is back': Lula promises to once again lift Brazil onto the international scene 
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Brazil’s yellow-and-green soccer jersey stirs up controversy

Brazil’s yellow-and-green soccer jersey stirs up controversy
A voter moves to cast their vote after filling out their ballot at a polling site inside The Shed arts center, Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2022.

Russia is placing 'a major bet' on US midterm election outcomes, journalist says

Russia is placing 'a major bet' on US midterm election outcomes, journalist says
A mural with the words "Patria y Vida," or "Homeland and Life," a twist on the Cuban national motto, "Homeland or Death."

In Miami, Cuban American progressives promote civic engagement ahead of midterms

Miami progressives are trying to break the Republican grip on the state’s Latino voters by making cultural connections to Cubans in the US. 

In Miami, Cuban American progressives promote civic engagement ahead of midterms
Shown in the Spanish language are "He Votado Hoy" stickers or "I voted today" at a polling place in Philadelphia.

Texas candidates battle for Hispanic vote in US midterm elections

In Texas, Republican Gov. Greg Abbott and Democrat Beto O’Rourke have spent more than $9 million combined in purchasing Spanish-language media advertisements to appeal to voters.

Texas candidates battle for Hispanic vote in US midterm elections
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'We want democracy': Lula's supporters celebrate his victory over Bolsonaro for the presidency in Brazil

Brazil has a new president-elect. Former President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva beat out incumbent Jair Bolsonaro for the presidency in one of the most highly contentious races in the country’s history. 

'We want democracy': Lula's supporters celebrate his victory over Bolsonaro for the presidency in Brazil
Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva celebrates with his wife Rosangela Silvaand running mate Geraldo Alckmin after defeating incumbent Jair Bolsonaro in a presidential run-off to become the country's next president, in Sao Paulo, Brazil

Brazil's Lula to reclaim presidency after beating Bolsonaro

Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva wins Brazilian election in a tight run-off with 50.9% of the vote to Jair Bolsonaro's 49.1%.

Brazil's Lula to reclaim presidency after beating Bolsonaro
Protesters hold esteladas or independence flags as they take part in a demonstration during the Catalan National Day in Barcelona, Spain, Sunday, Sept. 11, 2022. 

In Catalonia, ruling separatist parties split, signaling end of an era

Catalonia’s regional leader defends an uphill negotiation with Spain over an independence referendum as his long-time separatist allies walk away.

In Catalonia, ruling separatist parties split, signaling end of an era
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Brazil election puts fate of public education in the spotlight 

In the runoff election in Brazil, there are two very different visions for the future of public education. Incumbent Jair Bolsonaro has steadily been making cuts. While his challenger, former President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva, vows to expand it. That’s what he did when he ran the country in the 2000s, and in northeastern Brazil, voters feel their very livelihoods depend on his return.  

Brazil election puts fate of public education in the spotlight 
Children play in a flooded area of Leticia, Colombia, Feb. 14, 2017, located by the Amazon River, on the border with Brazil and Peru.

Brazil’s neighbors wary of environmental impact of a Bolsonaro victory

Brazil's President Jair Bolsonaro has promised to continue facilitating mining and agro industry in Brazil’s portion of the Amazon if he wins another four-year term. But destruction of the Amazon affects the air quality and jeopardizes the water supply in neighboring countries.

Brazil’s neighbors wary of environmental impact of a Bolsonaro victory
Voters line up to cast their ballot in Sunday's elections in Brazil.

‘It will be a challenge’: Lula, Bolsonaro head to runoffs in tight Brazil elections

Brazil’s former President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva was expected to cruise to a huge victory on Sunday. But the final result showed President Jair Bolsonaro just a handful of points behind. This means weeks of intense campaigning ahead of runoffs at the end of the month.

‘It will be a challenge’: Lula, Bolsonaro head to runoffs in tight Brazil elections
A demonstrator dressed in the colors of the Brazilian flag performs in front of a street vendor's towels for sale featuring Brazilian presidential candidates, current President Jair Bolsonaro, center, and former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, in Bra

Lula battles Bolsonaro for chance to defend the poor again in Brazil

Two presidents are battling for power in Sunday’s elections. Former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva is hoping to unseat current far-right President Jair Bolsonaro. 

Lula battles Bolsonaro for chance to defend the poor again in Brazil
Supporters of Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro wave Brazilian flags during a motorcycle campaign rally in Pocos de Caldas, Brazil

Tense atmosphere as voters head to the polls in Brazil's most diverse elections ever

Brazilians will vote in presidential elections on Sunday. They will also vote for a host of other government officials. This year, more Indigenous people, women and Black candidates are running for office than ever before.

Tense atmosphere as voters head to the polls in Brazil's most diverse elections ever