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Former Brazilian president Jair Bolsonaro has applied for US visa

Brazil's former president Jair Bolsonaro has applied for a six-month US tourist visa, his lawyer has told the BBC.

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Biden visits border for first time as critics condemn his migrant crackdown

President makes brief stop in El Paso, ground zero for the consequences of US system that he acknowledges is deeply broken

Bolsonaro responds to Brazil riot charges

The former president said “peaceful demonstrations” are “part of democracy”

Bolsonaro supporters swarm Brazilian Congress

Newly-inaugurated President Lula da Silva has reportedly been evacuated to a secure location

Mexico resists EU pressure to approve trade deal after legal changes

Adviser to president raises concerns over amendments, saying deal should not be split for separate approvals

Mexico captures Ovidio Guzmán, son of El Chapo and major fentanyl trafficker

The U.S. government has sought the extradition of Ovidio Guzmán, one of several sons of El Chapo who have allegedly assumed prominent roles in the Sinaloa cartel since their father was extradited to the United States in 2017.

US Embassy in Cuba resumes visa and consular services

The US Embassy in Cuba has resumed visa services five years after they were paused due to a spate of mysterious health incidents among its staff.

Brazil’s Lula Makes Remarkable Return to Power

The 77-year-old standard-bearer of the Latin American left faces some of his toughest challenges yet, from uniting a divided nation to protecting the Amazon and boosting the incomes of the poor.

Venezuela’s U.S.-Backed Opposition Removes Juan Guaidó as Its Leader

The move marked an end to a political gambit in which he was recognized as the country’s legitimate president as part of an unsuccessful bid to oust authoritarian Nicolás Maduro from power.

Peru's ousted President Pedro Castillo seeks exile in Mexico

Mexico has started consultations with Peruvian authorities regarding former President Pedro Castillo's request to seek asylum in the country, Mexico's foreign minister said on Twitter on Thursday.

Venezuela takes first step out of political stalemate

Venezuela's government and the opposition have signed a preliminary agreement to find a way out of the country's political crisis.

Brazil's Bolsonaro fined for challenging election results

A top judge said the president’s “bizarre” election claims were based on a “fraudulent narrative” about faulty voting machines

Brazil’s Bolsonaro signals cooperation with transfer of power, but does not concede election defeat

“Bolsonarismo is a strong opposition force and got even stronger after this election despite Bolsonaro’s loss”

Brazil election: Bolsonaro yet to concede after Lula's win

More than 17 hours after Brazil's electoral chief declared Luíz Inácio Lula da Silva the winner of the presidential election, defeated incumbent Jair Bolsonaro has yet to concede.

Brazil’s Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva Wins Presidential Election

Brazil is on tenterhooks as voters are due to decide in the coming hours if the world's fourth-largest democracy should continue to be led by the far-right incumbent or whether to vote a left-wing former president back in.

Brazil's Bolsonaro and Lula battle it out for top job

Brazil is on tenterhooks as voters are due to decide in the coming hours if the world's fourth-largest democracy should continue to be led by the far-right incumbent or whether to vote a left-wing former president back in.

Brazil’s Bolsonaro and Lula trade insults in debate ahead of runoff vote

Far-right incumbent Jair Bolsonaro and leftist challenger Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva traded jabs and insults as they squared off Sunday in their first-ever head-to-head debate, two weeks from Brazil's presidential runoff election.

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