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Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro participates in the birthday worship for the pastor Silas Malafaia at Assembléia de Deus Vitória em Cristo Church in Rio de Janeiro on Sept. 15.
Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro participates in the birthday worship for the pastor Silas Malafaia at Assembléia de Deus Vitória em Cristo Church in Rio de Janeiro on Sept. 15.

The Battle for Brazil’s Evangelicals

After fueling Bolsonaro’s rise, some are flocking to Lula’s camp with earthly—and heavenly—concerns.

Giorgia Meloni, the leader of the far-right Brothers of Italy party, holds a placard reading "Thank You, Italy," after her center-right coalition won a majority of seats in Italy's Parliament, in Rome on Sept. 26.
Giorgia Meloni, the leader of the far-right Brothers of Italy party, holds a placard reading "Thank You, Italy," after her center-right coalition won a majority of seats in Italy's Parliament, in Rome on Sept. 26.
The dome of the U.S. Capitol
The dome of the U.S. Capitol

5 Midterm Foreign-Policy Shake-Ups to Watch on Capitol Hill

The U.S. Supreme Court’s abortion decision has changed the race, but foreign policy is on the ballot, too.

Giorgia Meloni
Giorgia Meloni

The Italian Far Right Is About to Meet Italian Bureaucracy

Italy’s politics is a constant cycle of failed populist waves.

Catalan leader Pere Aragonès gives a speech.
Catalan leader Pere Aragonès gives a speech.

Catalan President: Now Is Not the Time for a Unilateral Independence Vote

Pere Aragonès discusses negotiations with Madrid, Catalan views on NATO, and prospects for a future referendum.

Chinese President Xi Jinping and Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro shake hands after their bilateral meeting at Itamaraty Palace in Brasília, Brazil, on Nov. 13, 2019.
Chinese President Xi Jinping and Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro shake hands after their bilateral meeting at Itamaraty Palace in Brasília, Brazil, on Nov. 13, 2019.

Why Beijing Wants Bolsonaro to Win

For China, the Brazilian president is an ally against the West.

Enrico Letta, leader of the Italian Democratic Party (PD), delivers a speech in Rome's downtown square on September 6 ahead of the upcoming general political elections in Milan.
Enrico Letta, leader of the Italian Democratic Party (PD), delivers a speech in Rome's downtown square on September 6 ahead of the upcoming general political elections in Milan.

Enrico Letta’s Lonely Campaign

The Italian center-left leader says he can stop the far right’s march to victory. His chances are slim.

Marina Silva, Brazilian federal deputy candidate and former environment minister, speaks next to former Brazilian President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva during a press conference in São Paulo on Sept. 12.
Marina Silva, Brazilian federal deputy candidate and former environment minister, speaks next to former Brazilian President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva during a press conference in São Paulo on Sept. 12.

What Could Brazil’s Post-Bolsonaro Climate Policy Look Like?

It won’t be easy for the country to refurbish its green reputation.

The leader of the Sweden Democrats, Jimmie Akesson, celebrates in Nacka, near Stockholm on Sept. 11.
The leader of the Sweden Democrats, Jimmie Akesson, celebrates in Nacka, near Stockholm on Sept. 11.

The Left’s Negative Campaigning Helped the Right Win in Sweden

A U.S.-style smear campaign suggesting that all conservatives condone fascism doomed the Social Democrats.

Chilean President Gabriel Boric looks on during a ceremony at La Moneda presidential palace in Santiago, Chile, on Sept. 6.
Chilean President Gabriel Boric looks on during a ceremony at La Moneda presidential palace in Santiago, Chile, on Sept. 6.

How Chile’s Constitution Revolution Missed the Mark

It’s back to the drawing board for the country—and President Gabriel Boric.

Supporters of Chile’s proposed new constitution attend a closing campaign rally ahead of a Sept. 4 referendum in Santiago, Chile, on Sept. 1.
Supporters of Chile’s proposed new constitution attend a closing campaign rally ahead of a Sept. 4 referendum in Santiago, Chile, on Sept. 1.

Why Chileans Might Vote to Keep Their Dictatorship-Era Constitution

Whatever happens in Sunday’s referendum, the constitutional debate is far from over.

Former Brazilian President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva and PT candidate for São Paulo Gov. Fernando Haddad raise their hands during a campaign rally in Diadema, São Paulo state, Brazil, on July 9.
Former Brazilian President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva and PT candidate for São Paulo Gov. Fernando Haddad raise their hands during a campaign rally in Diadema, São Paulo state, Brazil, on July 9.

The Future of Brazilian Politics Will Be Decided in São Paulo

Lula’s Workers’ Party has never won the governorship of Brazil’s wealthiest and most populous state. This could be its year.

A woman holds a banner that reads “Today a new country is born” as she awaits the inauguration of Colombian President Gustavo Petro at the Simón Bolívar International Bridge between Colombia and Venezuela in Cúcuta, Colombia, on Aug. 7.
A woman holds a banner that reads “Today a new country is born” as she awaits the inauguration of Colombian President Gustavo Petro at the Simón Bolívar International Bridge between Colombia and Venezuela in Cúcuta, Colombia, on Aug. 7.

Venezuela’s Enabling Neighbors Change Their Tune

Former Maduro allies in Colombia and Brazil have recently rebuked him.

Protesters supporting Iraqi cleric Moqtada al-Sadr occupy the Iraqi parliament in Baghdad, on Aug. 3.
Protesters supporting Iraqi cleric Moqtada al-Sadr occupy the Iraqi parliament in Baghdad, on Aug. 3.

Biden’s Indifference Has Given Iran the Upper Hand in Iraq

The country’s fragile postwar democracy is threatened like never before.

Angolan opposition party National Union for the Total Independence of Angola (UNITA) leader and presidential candidate Adalberto Costa Júnior gestures as he delivers a speech during the UNITA final campaign rally ahead of general elections, in Luanda, Angola, on Aug. 22.
Angolan opposition party National Union for the Total Independence of Angola (UNITA) leader and presidential candidate Adalberto Costa Júnior gestures as he delivers a speech during the UNITA final campaign rally ahead of general elections, in Luanda, Angola, on Aug. 22.

Will Angolan Voters Ditch the Party of Liberation?

President João Lourenço’s MPLA faces an unusually strong challenge from a united opposition.

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