Inflation Throws Brazil an Election Curveball – Bloomberg


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Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro during the launching of his re-election campaign on Aug. 16.
Photographer: Mauro Pimentel/AFP/Getty Images

With the campaign for Brazil’s presidential election intensifying, defeat for the incumbent, Jair Bolsonaro, suddenly looks less of a given.
Bolsonaro and his main challenger, Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, set out their stalls in separate media appearances yesterday, less than six weeks before Latin America’s most significant vote.