The Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) has condemned as “illegal” a decision by Brazil's far-right President-elect Jair Bolsonaro to move his country's embassy from Tel Aviv to Israeli-occupied Jerusalem al-Quds.
A deeply polarized Brazil stood at a political crossroads Monday as the bruising first round of the presidential election left voters with a stark choice in the run-off between far-right firebrand Jair Bolsonaro and leftist Fernando Haddad.
Brazilians began casting ballots Sunday in their most divisive presidential election in years, with a far-right politician promising an iron-fisted crackdown on crime, Jair Bolsonaro, the firm favorite in the first round.
Brazil’s divisive campaign for next month’s presidential election has spilled over onto sacred ground – the country’s soccer pitches – an arena where political statements have been rare in recent years.
The run-up to a presidential election in Brazil was plunged into chaos on Friday after a knife attack on far-right candidate Jair Bolsonaro put the frontrunner in intensive care just a month before the vote.
Brazil's gross domestic product increased by 0.2 percent in the second quarter of 2018 compared to the first, reaching 1.693 trillion reais ($416 billion), governmental statistics agency IBGE announced.