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Brazil's President Jair Bolsonaro points up during a military parade to celebrate the bicentennial of the country's independence from Portugal, in Brasília, Brazil, Wednesday, Sept. 7, 2022. (AP Photo/Eraldo Peres)
Politics & SocietyDispatches
Filipe Domingues
South America’s largest democracy will hold presidential elections on Oct. 2 with two iconic Latin American populists as competing candidates: Mr. Bolsonaro and Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva, who served as president from 2003 until 2010.
Politics & SocietyDispatches
J.D. Long-García
With surrounding shelters at full capacity, Sacred Heart Church opened the gym’s doors from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., offering a place to wash up and rest, and a change of clothes and food.
The Dorothy Day Staten Island Ferry arrives in New York for final preparation before her first commuter run on Nov. 8, the Catholic Worker co-founder’s 125th birthday. Photos by Kevin Clarke.
FaithDispatches
Kevin Clarke
Dorothy Day famously never wanted to be called a saint; how might she have responded to the idea of having a Staten Island ferry named after her?
Migrants wait to be processed by Border Patrol after crossing into the United States near Yuma, Ariz., on Aug. 23. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)
Politics & SocietyDispatches
J.D. Long-García
Shifting public perceptions on immigration—often based on political rhetoric and a misunderstanding of the facts on the ground—may help explain why there has been little, if any, movement on immigration reform in Congress.
Jefferson, an 8-year old boy from Honduras, is questioned by a border patrol agent on Aug. 26 after crossing the Rio Grande into Roma, Texas.(CNS photo/Adrees Latif, Reuters)
Politics & SocietyDispatches
America Staff
Border Patrol officials said that the large number of expulsions during the pandemic had contributed to a higher-than-usual number of migrants making multiple border crossing attempts.
Politics & SocietyDispatches
Jim McDermott
Here are 15 big Catholic stories you might have missed from the last three months.