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RIO DE JANEIRO | For many Brazilians, election is picking ‘lesser of evils’

RIO DE JANEIRO — In the lead up to Brazil’s elections, Peter Rooker struggled to find a presidential candidate he believed in out of a field of 13. He was sure of one thing, though: He would not vote for far-right congressman Jair Bolsonaro or Fernando Haddad of the scandal-tainted leftist Workers’ Party. But it … Continue reading RIO DE JANEIRO | For many Brazilians, election is picking ‘lesser of evils’

MAYONG, India | In northeast India, the politics of citizenship flares anew

MAYONG, India — The rice farmer doesn’t know how it happened. Abdul Mannan just knows a mistake was made somewhere. But what can you say when the authorities suddenly insist one of your five children isn’t an Indian? What do you do when your wife and daughter-in-law are suddenly viewed as illegal immigrants? “We are … Continue reading MAYONG, India | In northeast India, the politics of citizenship flares anew