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.
A majority of Brazil's top electoral court shot down late Friday the candidacy of popular leftist Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva in the country's upcoming presidential vote, telling the jailed former leader he cannot participate in October's critical election.
In a large-scale anti-crime operation, the Brazilian police have arrested 1,027 adults and 75 teenagers for domestic violence, murder, illegal possession of firearms, and drug dealing, among other crimes.
Brazil briefly closed then reopened its northern border to Venezuelans on Monday as it struggled to contain mass migration from the South American country saddled with a crippling political and economic crisis, police said.
Brazil’s “invisible children”, the thousands of babies born with neurodevelopmental disorders, have been brought out of the shadows by the Zika virus epidemic and their families may get help for the first time.