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Brazil’s currency is soaring after far-right candidate wins first round of presidential election

Brazil's currency jumped Monday following presidential elections over the weekend, where far-right fringe candidate Jair Bolsonaro easily secured a spot in a runoff scheduled for later this month.

A controversial Brazilian presidential candidate was nearly stabbed to death at a campaign rally

Footage from the event shows the candidate sitting on a supporters' shoulders and waving to the crowd when a man suddenly plunges a knife into his abdomen.

Social media ‘buzzers’ are being paid by Indonesian political parties to spread propaganda ahead of local elections

Indonesian political actors are paying social media influencers to spread propaganda ahead of elections. Several reports point to dozens of these influencers, referred to as "buzzers" working in swarms to flood social media to influence election results.
Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen.

In a ‘sham’ election, Cambodia’s controversial ruling party says it won every seat after dismissing the opposition party

Cambodia's Prime Minister Hun Sen extended his power for another five years in an election widely deemed illegitimate. Hun Sen has been leading a crackdown on political opposition and independent media, having dissolved the only major opposition party last year.
President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin.

Photo shows the moment John Kelly accidentally turned off the lights as Trump backed down from his election meddling comments

This photo shows the moment White House chief of staff John Kelly accidentally turned off the lights as President Donald Trump spoke to reporters at the White House
An employee makes hand held flags of the United States at a textile factory in Jinhua, Zhejiang province, China.

As Trump targets trade, a Chinese factory says it’s been hired to make flags for Trump’s 2020 campaign

Before shifting to flags, the factory used to make red scarves for China's communist youth group. The factory now produces 100,000 flags a day.
Supporters of Mahathir Mohamad, chairman of Malaysia's opposition 'Pakatan Harapan' (The Alliance of Hope) attend an election campaign rally on May 6, 2018 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

A single tweet shows how Malaysia’s politics has turned on its head this year

As one tweet put it, "Imagine someone telling you a year ago Mahathir would be PM, Anwar would be pardoned and Najib would be heading for the slammer."

The peso is sliding after Lopez Obrador claims victory in Mexico’s presidential election

The peso fell early Monday after Mexico handed Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador the presidency in a landslide victory, shifting the country's government to the left after nearly two decades of establishment politics.
Lopez Obrador at a rally in Patzcuaro, Michoacan state, May 31, 2018.

The peso is climbing after Mexico’s central bank hikes rates

The Mexican peso climbed Thursday after the country's central bank hiked its key interest rate to a peak not seen in nine years.