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Bolsonaro takes Brazil to the right

International | Evangelicals may have played a major role in electing him president of the largest South American country
by Mindy Belz
Posted 10/29/18, 12:25 pm

BRAZIL: “This government will be a defender of the constitution, democracy, and of truth,” said incoming President Jair Bolsonaro after winning Sunday’s election. “This is a promise not of the party, a vain promise of man, it is a promise to God.” The former congressman’s victory marked a hard pivot right after the largest country in South America was overwhelmed by scandals on the left.

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Turkey frees Brunson but closes door to his ministry

International | The American pastor faithfully served in the country for more than 20 years
by Mindy Belz
Posted 10/12/18, 11:45 am

TURKEY: American Pastor Andrew Brunson gained his freedom Friday, with a Turkish judge sentencing him to three years in prison, but since he has already served time, he walks free, but as a convicted felon. The verdict likely paves the way for his return to the United States, but as many predicted, it will bring to a close more than two decades’ work in Turkey.

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International delegations head to D.C. to discuss religious freedom

International | Plus Secretary of State Mike Pompeo’s views on Russia and refugees
by Mindy Belz
Posted 7/20/18, 12:53 pm

UNITED STATES: More than 80 countries will send high-level participants to Washington next week for the Ministerial to Advance Religious Freedom hosted by Secretary of State Mike Pompeo.

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