Hard Numbers: Court denies Bolsonaro, Pelosi plans Taiwan trip, Morocco jails migrants, Ukrainian first lady visits US

Hard Numbers: Court denies Bolsonaro, Pelosi plans Taiwan trip, Morocco jails migrants, Ukrainian first lady visits US
Gabriella Turrisi

20: Brazil’s top electoral court issued 20 rebuttals to President Jair Bolsonaro’s recent claim that the electronic voting system used since 1996 is vulnerable. Bolsonaro often implies he’ll dispute the result if he loses the October presidential election to former President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva, who's leading the polls by a wide margin.


25: Nancy Pelosi will reportedly visit Taiwan next month, the first US speaker of the House to do so since Newt Gingrich traveled to the self-governing island 25 years ago. Pelosi’s planned visit is the latest sign of US officials and lawmakers strengthening ties with Taiwan amid the broader US-China rivalry.

33: Morocco has sentenced 33 African migrants to jail terms for trying to scale the border wall with the Spanish enclave of Ceuta. The episode in late June — the first such attempt since Morocco and Spain mended long-fraught ties over Western Sahara — claimed the lives of 25 other migrants.

1: Ukraine’s first lady Olena Zelenska will address the US Congress on Wednesday, months after her husband did so virtually. This is Zelenska’s first visit to America, where she is trying to drum up support for Ukraine’s resistance to the Russian invasion by meeting with lawmakers, Secretary of State Antony Blinken, and her counterpart, Jill Biden.


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