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Brazil Leader Likely Headed for 2nd Term

Brazilians were poised to re-elect their first working-class president on Sunday, a poor farmer’s son who became a radical union leader and has governed as a centrist, stunning the world by stabilizing Brazil’s economy and bringing millions out of poverty without raising taxes. But President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva has been battered by corruption allegations against his party that are almost certain to haunt him through a second four-year term. Accusations of political dirty tricks and illegal campaign spending forced him to fire his campaign manager days before the election. Federal arrest warrants are in effect for five of his party members and a longtime aide. Full Story

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