Brazil Awash in Corruption and Violence

In a country where gangs and police often battle in the streets and human rights workers and environmentalists are routinely gunned down, an investigation of the assassination of a prominent leftist politician in 2018 has focused on Brazil’s far-right president, Jair Bolsonaro, according to the country’s top broadcaster, Jornal Nacional.

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Texas House Speaker Won’t Face Charges in Tape Scandal

A district attorney declined Thursday to criminally charge the speaker of the Texas House over a secret recording that revealed he offered a conservative activist press credentials in exchange for attacks on fellow Republican lawmakers he deemed too moderate.

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