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Nine percent of the Brazilian population identifies as LGBT+

At least 9.3% of the Brazilian population identifies as members of the LGBT+ community, made up of lesbian, gay,...

Key commodity price indicator falls to two-month low, losing 20% since June and depressing...

The Bloomberg Commodity Spot Index, a key gauge of commodity prices, fell 3.1 percent...

Brazil’s 2022 election will be the largest in history in terms of the total number of candidates

A total of 25,941 candidacies have been admitted, meaning they will run unopposed in the elections. This year, 29,260 candidates filed their candidacies for 1,627...

7 days before the election, Lula da Silva’s lead in voting intentions varies between 3.7 and 16 points

The latest polls show that Luiz Lula da Silva's (PT, left) lead over Jair Bolsonaro (PL, right) varies between...

Brazil’s Bolsonaro leads in social media with 49 million...

President and PL re-election candidate (right), Jair Bolsonaro, has 49.2 million followers on his Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and YouTube...

Lula da Silva’s absence marks second and penultimate election debate in Brazil

The absence of former Brazilian President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva marked the second...

Fear of a second round of elections in Brazil

Elections will be held in Brazil on Oct. 2, 2022. Some 148 million eligible voters will elect the president and vice president (presidential election), the senators and deputies of the National Congress (legislative elections), the governors...

Lula da Silva has big plans for Petrobras and fights back against privatization pressure

Next week's elections in Brazil pose a challenge for investors in energy giant Petrobras. Former President socialist Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva, who polls show is the favorite, has promised to use the company as a...

Former Brazilian President Rousseff denounces U.S. actions against world peace

Former Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff (2011-2016) denounced the United States' global interventions in conflicts on all continents, promoting coups and hybrid wars against democratic...

Brazil: Enel Américas announces sale of distribution company for US$1.4 billion

After a process of asset rotation, Enel Américas, the Italian company's investment arm in most of the continent, announced the sale of its distribution company in Brazil, Enel Goiás. The buyer is reported to be the...

Brazil has 9 of the 10 universities with most research in Latin America

Brazil has nine of the ten universities with the highest scientific production in Latin America, according to the latest edition of the QS (Quacquarelli Symonds) ranking, one of the most important evaluations of higher education. The...