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Former Brazilian President Michel Temer, pictured in 2018, was arrested Thursday on corruption charges. He faced similar charges of bribery in 2017, during his brief stint in office. The 78-year-old denies any wrongdoing. Amilcar Orfali/Getty Images hide caption

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Brazil's President Jair Bolsonaro attends an event to celebrate 211 years of the creation of the Brazilian Marine Corps in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil on Thursday Mauro Pimentel/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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An aerial view shows flooding triggered by a dam collapse near Brumadinho, Brazil, in January. Brazil has opened a corruption probe into the disaster. Bruno Correia/AP hide caption

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Rescue teams paid homage to the victims of the rupture of the Córrego do Feijão dam in Brumadinho, Brazil, on Feb. 1. As of Monday, 121 were reported dead, another 205 were still missing. Rodney Costa/Barcroft Media via Getty Images hide caption

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Relatives and friends of Eduardo Felipe Santos Victor, a teenager who was shot dead in Morro da Providencia, a low-income favela community, mourn during his funeral in Rio de Janeiro, on Sept. 30, 2015. Silvia Izquierdo/AP hide caption

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Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro, pictured on Monday delivering a speech, has withdrawn his country from a United Nations compact on migration. Evaristo Sa/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Brazil's President Jair Bolsonaro and his wife Michelle Bolsonaro head to the National Congress for his swearing-in ceremony, in Brasilia on Jan. 1. Carl De Souza/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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On New Year's Day, Jair Bolsonaro will be sworn in as president of Brazil. He's an admirer of Donald Trump, and his rise to power has created — and reflected — deep divisions among Brazilians. Buda Mendes/Getty Images hide caption

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Jair Bolsonaro, A Polarizing Figure, Prepares To Become Brazil's President

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A supporter of Jair Bolsonaro salutes during a celebration in front of his residence after he was declared the winner of the election runoff, in Rio de Janeiro, on Sunday. Leo Correa/AP hide caption

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Brazilian and Chinese players practice at the Desportivo Brasil academy, in Porto Feliz, Brazil, in September. Patrícia Monteiro for NPR hide caption

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China And Brazil Woo Each Other With Soccer Power

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Jair Bolsonaro, the Brazilian presidential candidate for the Social Liberal Party, has led the polls throughout the campaign. Miguel Schincariol/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Brazil To Go To The Polls Amid A Surge Of The Far Right

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Brazilian presidential candidate Jair Bolsonaro recovers in a hospital room at the Albert Einstein Hospital, in Sao Pauloon Saturday. He was stabbed on Thursday during a campaign rally. Flavio Bolsonaro/AP hide caption

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Brazilian right-wing presidential candidate Jair Bolsonaro gestures after being stabbed in the stomach during a campaign rally in Juiz de Fora, Minas Gerais state, in southern Brazil, on Thursday. Raysa Leite/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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The Assembly of God in Central holds regular youth services where young residents sing, pray, and worship together. This evangelical church has several other branches on the town's outskirts. Catherine Osborn/NPR hide caption

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Brazilians Turn To Evangelical Church In Rural Town Wracked By Drugs And Poverty

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Kurdish mathematician Caucher Birkar (right) received the Fields Medal, math's most prestigious prize, during the International Congress of Mathematicians in Rio de Janeiro on Wednesday. The medal was stolen soon after. AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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