‘I don’t see any reason for feminism’: the women backing Brazil’s Bolsonaro

The openly sexist presidential candidate has faced an extraordinary backlash. So why do many women support him? They are not victims, and they dont need anyones sympathy. They have no time for whiny feminists and no need for the government to guarantee equal pay. They earned what theyve achieved, often…

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Jair Bolsonaro stabbing: knife attack plunges Brazil’s election into disarray

Rightwing frontrunner Bolsonaro recovering in hospital from what son says was 12cm wound and could take weeks to recover The most acrimonious and unpredictable presidential election campaign in Brazil’s recent history has plummeted into fresh turmoil after a leading candidate was stabbed while campaigning. Jair Bolsonaro, a far-right lawmaker and…

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Bahia is Brazil’s blackest state but you’d never guess it from latest TV soap

The telenovela Segundo Sol has an almost entirely white cast despite being set in a place where 80% are black or mixed race Brazils latest hit TV show fulfils many of the elements you might expect in a telenovela: family feuds, romance, betrayal and beachside locations. But critics say something…

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