President Jair Bolsonaro’s far-right government launched a barrage of measures on its first day in office on Wednesday to crack down on crime and shrink the size of the state, sending Brazilian markets higher.
Venezuela's President Nicolás Maduro has accused the US of plotting to kill him and topple his government.
Brazil's far-right President-elect Jair Bolsonaro has convinced prominent anti-corruption judge Sergio Moro to lead the country's justice ministry.
Brazilian far-right presidential frontrunner Jair Bolsonaro and his team are increasingly confident of winning this month’s election, and have switched on “cruise control” as they seek to glide to victory, top campaign sources say.
The Datafolha poll showed that Bolsonaro had 58 percent of voter support, compared to Haddad’s 42 percent. In Sunday’s first-round ballot, Bolsonaro won 46 percent of the vote compared to Haddad’s 29 percent.
Jair Bolsonaro (left) and Fernando Haddad are expected to contest a run-off.