Brazil election: Voting starts in contest marred by violence and fear

São Paulo, Brazil CNN — Polls opened in Brazil on Sunday in a presidential election marred by an unprecedented climate of tension and violence. While there are nearly a dozen candidates on the ballot, the race has been dominated by two frontrunners and polar opposites: right-wing incumbent President Jair Bolsonaro and leftist former president Luiz … Read more

Biden announced the return of seven American detainees from Venezuela

CNN — President Joe Biden on Saturday announced the return of seven Americans he said were wrongfully detained in Venezuela for “years.” “Today, after years of being wrongfully detained in Venezuela, we are bringing home Jorge Toledo, Tomeu Vadell, Alirio Zambrano, Jose Luis Zambrano, Jose Pereira, Matthew Heath, and Osman Khan. These individuals will soon … Read more

Italy’s election shows us that politics isn’t black and white

“Far-right,” “Fascist,” “Extreme,” “Ultra-MAGA.” How many terms have we had thrown around in recent years? And how many times have they been used completely unfairly? In recent years, whenever the left has wanted to destroy someone they have used all these terms and more. Consider how The New Republic magazine chose to attack two Democrat … Read more

Prince William takes on a crucial new role in Wales

A version of this story appeared in the September 30 edition of CNN’s Royal News, a weekly dispatch bringing you the inside track on Britain’s royal family. Sign up here. London CNN — A sense of normality slowly returned to the monarchy this week, as the royals’ extended period of mourning following the death of … Read more

Brazil’s presidential vote is just days away. Voters are comparing it to ‘war’

CNN — Brazil’s upcoming presidential election has been shrouded by an unprecedented climate of tension and violence. As the Oct. 2 vote approaches, episodes of harassment and attacks have intensified, with even neutral players like poll institutes turning into targets. Far-right President Jair Bolsonaro, who aims to be reelected, is currently lagging in the main … Read more

International warnings grow over threat to democracy in Brazil Election News

International warnings about efforts to “subvert democracy” in Brazil are growing, just days before voters head to the polls for a presidential election that has deepened divisions in the South American nation. Right-wing incumbent Jair Bolsonaro has suggested that he may reject the results if he loses, as most opinion polls have shown him trailing … Read more

International warnings grow over threat to democracy in Brazil Election News

International warnings about efforts to “subvert democracy” in Brazil are growing, just days before voters head to the polls for a presidential election that has deepened divisions in the South American nation. Right-wing incumbent Jair Bolsonaro has suggested that he may reject the results if he loses, as most opinion polls have shown him trailing … Read more

Biden hosts the first ever US-Pacific Island Country Summit in Washington

CNN — President Joe Biden is hosting the first ever US-Pacific Island Country Summit this week, a multi-day event in Washington focused on cooperation with the United States’ countries in the Pacific region. Biden’s effort to strengthen ties with the nations by having the summit comes amid the US’ increased focus on countering China’s global … Read more

Colombia-Venezuela border reopening raises hopes, new questions | Border Disputes News

Bogota, Colombia Residents on both sides of the Colombia-Venezuela border turned out en masse this week to welcome the reopening of the Simon Bolivar International Bridge. Two commercial trucks – covered in the two nations’ respective flags, along with phrases of friendship and balloons – rumbled across the key border point, as vendors stood behind … Read more

Liz Truss’s premiership has gotten off to the worst possible start

Liverpool, England CNN — Liz Truss’s first few weeks as British prime minister have been defined by crisis. She’d barely been in the job 48 hours when news broke that Queen Elizabeth II had died, placing the country in a state of official mourning and delaying the official launch of the Truss plan for Britain. … Read more