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Latest update : 2010-10-29

Wooing Brazil's Evangelical Voters

Victory in Brazil's presidential election on Sunday may ultimately come down to a question of faith. Religion in the deeply devout nation has taken centre stage since the first round of voting on October 3, when Dilma Rousseff, the candidate backed by the hugely outgoing president, Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, failed to win outright. Many say her pro-choice stance set off Evangelicals who withdrew their support. Now both she and rival Jose Serra are trying to win the backing of churchgoers.

By Pierre Ludovic VIOLLAT , Mark Burleigh

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2018-05-22 France

France's newest political parties go to school

New arrivals on the French political scene are developing training centres to teach their campaigners how to propagate ideas and develop fieldwork skills. France's Communist...

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2018-05-21 Americas

Young Nicaraguans lead protests against President Ortega

For the past month, Nicaragua has been hit by anti-government protests. The demos were sparked by unpopular social security reforms, but have now swelled into a broader...

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2018-05-18 Europe

A closer look at Finland's 'open prisons'

In many countries, the prison system has become synonymous with overcrowded cells, derelict infrastructure, and repeat offenders - with jails sometimes depicted as little more...

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2018-05-17 France

Video: Homophobic attacks on the rise in France

May 17 is the International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia. In France, five years after the legalisation of same-sex marriage, homophobia seems to be getting...

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2018-05-16 Europe

Workers or servants? Au pairs are vulnerable to exploitation

This week a British court is due to deliver a verdict on the murder of Sophie Lionnet, a 21-year-old French au pair allegedly tortured and killed by her host family in London....

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