In Brazil’s poor northeast, right-winger makes inroads

Maria da Luz, 54, who plans to vote for leftist candidate Fernando Haddad of the Workers Party (PT) in Brazil's presidential election, holds her three-month-old granddaughter as the baby smiles at her mother Maria Natividade (R), 18, and her aunt Ida (C), 14, as they arrive home after school, in Morro Do Veridiano, Belagua Municipality in Maranhao state, Brazil, October 11, 2018. "I'll probably vote for Papa Lula, for his candidate. The boss has always helped us," said Maria da Luz. REUTERS/Nacho Doce

BARREIRINHAS, Brazil (Reuters) – The home of Crenilton Santos Ferreira and his wife, Claudia Adriana, sits at the end of a sandy path in the scorched northeast Brazilian state of Maranhao, the poorest in the nation. Maranhenses, as locals are known, cast almost 80 percent of their ballots for the leftist Workers Party (PT) in […]

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