In the run-up to this Sunday's presidential run-off in Brazil, both candidates are fighting for votes in the northeast of the country. The vast, poor and arid region is of strategic importance, as it has historically been a breeding ground for the left. The northeast is the only region where Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva is still in the lead: the left-wing former president won 67 percent of the vote there in the first round. But incumbent far-right leader Jair Bolsonaro is trying to catch up and win over the population. Our correspondents report.
Read more on FRANCE 24 English
Brazil’s education system in crisis as Bolsonaro takes aim at universities
Ally of Brazil’s Bolsonaro refuses arrest, attacks police with gun and grenades
Bolsonaro victory would risk independence of Brazil’s Supreme Court