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Protest and Celebration in Brazil for Lula

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Thousands of people chanted “Free Lula!” on Sunday outside of the jail where the government is holding former President Luis Inacio Lula da Silva. These protests come about on the one-year anniversary of his incarceration (Al Jazeera). Meanwhile, other Brazilians were throwing parties in celebration of the government cracking down on corruption. Lula is serving […]

Slovakia Elects First Female President

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Slovakians voted Zuzana Caputova, a former lawyer, as the first female president of Slovakia, who holds little political experience (BBC). Caputova ran against the popular Slovakian diplomat, Maros Sefcovic, where Caputova won 58% of votes and Sefcovic won 42% of votes (BBC). Sefcovic represented the populist SMER-SD party (New York Times), which controlled the Slovakian […]