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In most parts of Brazil, 2018 actually started today. It will be a busy year: on the agenda we have the last 12 months of the contested Michel Temer administration, its austerity agenda, and the 2018 Russia World Cup (and high hopes for the Brazilian squad). Most importantly, though, Brazil will hold its general elections in 2018.

The early leader in all polls, former President Lula da Silva, could be excluded from the race. An appeals court will decide whether or not to confirm his July 2017 conviction for corruption and money laundering. If all three judges decide that Lula...

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