Given electoral trends across Latin America in recent years, the recent primary results in Argentina came as somewhat of a surprise. With former President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner as his running mate, Alberto Fernández of the Peronist Justicialist Party (PJ) comfortably defeated the center-right incumbent Mauricio Macri. Mr. Fernández won 22 of 24 constituencies, gaining a total of 47 percent of the vote, compared to just 32 percent for Mr. Macri. General elections will now be held on October 27, and the indications are that the PJ will return to power.
BREAKING: Jair Bolsonaro's Social Liberal Party left the support base of RJ state Governor Wilson Witzel in Rio's state congress saying the party "disagrees" with his policial stances." Witzel said last week that he is a "governor who wants to be president." #BrazilianReport https://t.co/QN5SBsKyEh
The chairman of the Parliamentary Investigation Committee into fake news, Sen. Angelo Coronel, said that RJ city councilor Carlos Bolsonaro will be called to testify. Coronel suggested Pres Bolsonaro's son was responsible for his father social media since the campaign #BReport https://t.co/DmAIGX261O
Diego Gaia, professor at the Federal University of São Paulo, won an award for one of 2019's best medical technologies after inventing a cardiac prosthetic, the Endobentall, which merges a stent w/ a transcatheter valve, possibly leading to fewer mortalities from heart surgeries https://t.co/124A8bKsfp
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