Two New Voter Surveys Foresee Silva-Rousseff Tie in 1st Round

RIO DE JANEIRO – Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff and her main rival, Marina Silva, would tie in the first round if the October presidential vote were held today and they would have to face off in a runoff, according to two new voter surveys released on Wednesday.

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Rousseff, Silva Face Off in Second Presidential TV Debate

SAO PAULO – Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff and her main rival in the Oct. 5 presidential election, Marina Silva, attacked each other’s economic plans and accused each other of creating policies that foster unemployment on Monday in the second televised debate of the campaign.

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Colombian FARC Rebels Declare Unilateral Ceasefire

In Colombia, the FARC rebel forces have declared a unilateral ceasefire ahead of next Sunday's presidential runoff pitting incumbent President Juan Manuel Santos and his conservative rival Oscar Ivan Zuluaga.

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