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Can a Murder Verdict Help Reform Chicago Police?

By THE EDITORIAL BOARD

An officer’s shooting of a teenager shocked the city. His conviction should force the city to act.

Brazil Can’t Afford to Ignore Its Dire Economic Outlook

By MONICA DE BOLLE

Neither of the two presidential candidates has offered a comprehensive plan for an increasingly shaky economy.

Brazil Voters Edge Toward a β€˜Last Resort’ Leader

By ERNESTO LONDOΓ‘O and MANUELA ANDREONI

Despairing over corruption and violence, Brazilians appear ready to give up their hard-won democracy for a president who can provide stability.

Can Brazil’s Democracy Be Saved?

By ROBERT MUGGAH

A dangerous right-wing populist who preys on division and disunity looks to be headed for the presidency.

Interpol Chief Was China’s Pride. His Fall Exposes the Country’s Dark Side.

By STEVEN LEE MYERS and CHRIS BUCKLEY

The disappearance and resignation of Meng Hongwei, who is accused of taking bribes, cast a spectacular blow to Beijing’s efforts to take global leadership roles.

Interpol Chief Meng Hongwei Quits and Is Detained by China

By EDWARD WONG and ALISSA J. RUBIN

Days after he was reported missing, a Chinese agency announced it had Mr. Meng under investigation. Hours earlier, his wife said he had sent her an emoji of a knife.

Brazil’s Presidential Race: Who’s Ahead and What to Expect

By SHASTA DARLINGTON

A far-right candidate who was a marginal political figure as recently as a year ago has emerged as the front-runner in Brazil’s presidential election on Sunday.

Far-Right Candidate Jair Bolsonaro Widens Lead in Brazil’s Presidential Race

By ERNESTO LONDOΓ‘O and SHASTA DARLINGTON

A year ago, many in Brazil regarded Representative Jair Bolsonaro’s presidential bid as fanciful. He has defied the country’s laws of political gravity.

Hit Men and Power: South Africa’s Leaders Are Killing One Another

By NORIMITSU ONISHI and SELAM GEBREKIDAN

About 90 politicians have been killed in South Africa since 2016. And in most cases, African National Congress officials are killing one another.

Why the Senate Must Seek the Truth

By EMILY BAZELON

It is impossible to justify the lack of a neutral investigation into the allegations against Brett Kavanaugh.

Congress Bets Trump Will Sign Bill to Fund Military, Even Without His Wall

By CATIE EDMONDSON

Neither Republicans nor Democrats want the government to close before the midterm elections, but the president has repeatedly raised the specter of a shutdown, most recently last week.

Mexican Authorities Disarm Acapulco Police Amid Corruption Inquiry

By ELISABETH MALKIN

The federal and state police, backed by the army, took over security in the resort city, where the local force is suspected to have been infiltrated by organized crime.

What Happens to a Hub of Renaissance Florence When the Friars Move Out?

By ELISABETTA POVOLEDO

The San Marco convent, central to the legacies of Fra Angelico and Savonarola, is closing, a victim of the Roman Catholic Church’s dwindling clergy ranks.

Son of Angola’s Ex-Ruler Detained on $500 Million Fraud Charge

By NORIMITSU ONISHI

The government moved against José Filomeno dos Santos, son of José Eduardo dos Santos and former head of Angola’s sovereign wealth fund.

$100 Million in Cash Vanishes in Liberia, and Fingers Start Pointing

By CLAIR MacDOUGALL

Bags of newly minted currency that was printed abroad are nowhere to be found in the West African country.

Why Is Trump Tacitly Supporting Corruption in Guatemala?

By FRANCISCO GOLDMAN

The administration’s silence empowers President Jimmy Morales to continue ruling with impunity.

The Brothel Empire and the Ex-Detective, Always One Step Ahead of the Law

By MICHAEL WILSON, ASHLEY SOUTHALL, ALAN FEUER, AL BAKER and ALI WINSTON

A former vice detective is at the center of one of the New York Police Department’s worst scandals in recent years. Here is his story, as uncovered by a team of Times reporters.

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