Far-right incumbent enjoys solid support in the timber district of Roraima state ahead of October 30 second-round vote.
Sam Cowie is a British journalist based in Sao Paulo, Brazil. He reports on the country's Amazon region, Indigenous groups, megacities, politics and m... ore.
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