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Brazil's President Jair Bolsonaro announced the creation of a new political party, aligning himself closer to the country's Catholic and Evangelical electorates. The "Alliance for Brazil," as the new party is called, will restore "God's place in the life, history and soul of the Brazilian people," the Brazilian President told cheering crowd at a rally on Thursday.

The recent G7 economic summit included exchanges between Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro and French President Emmanuel Macron that was nearly as heated as the Amazon wildfires. During the summit, the G7 nations had agreed to send aid to fight the fires in the Amazon. Brazil rejected that offer, with a concise reminder about the Notre Dame blaze and European deforestation.

Jair M. Bolsonaro, the President-elect of Brazil and frequently referred to as the "Brazilian Trump," had promised during the campaign to move Brazil's embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Israel's capital, Jerusalem. This was consistent with his strong pro-Israel stance. There was speculation that he would back off the promise, as had numerous U.S. Presidents prior to Donald Trump.

Former Army captain Jair Bolsonaro of the Social Liberal Party came out on top in the first round of presidential elections in Brazil over the weekend. However, he did not reach the needed 50% to avoid a runoff. Bolsanaro received 46% compared to former Sao Paulo Mayor Fernando Haddad's 29%. Yes, despite the large gap between the two men, they will have a runoff on October 28.

Last week, I wrote a post on Brazilian election frontrunner Jair Bolsonaro, sometimes known as the Trump of Brazil. Now comes news that Bolsonaro was stabbed two days ago:
The leading candidate in Brazil’s presidential election is in serious but stable condition after being stabbed by an assailant at a campaign rally on Thursday, doctors said, pushing an already chaotic campaign into further disarray.

""Should Brazil keep its Amazon tribes from taking the lives of their children?" is the subtitle of a recent article in Foreign Policy. It describes traditional but still-existent customs of many Amazon tribes in Brazil that dictate killing handicapped children and even those one might define as transgendered, and a controversy in Brazil over whether a law should be passed that bans such practices (it already has passed one legislative body in that country and is being considered by the other):
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