Brazil race hinges on fickle lower middle class

October 23, 2014 4:09 AM

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RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — The political debate boiled in Lena's Salon in Rio's Cantagalo slum, as patrons argued about who should win Sunday's presidential election.

In one corner, owner Lucia Helena Silva was loudly arguing for President Dilma Rousseff and her Workers' Party, waving a hot straightening iron. A customer, primping her carefully coiffed hair, was having none of it, insisting that center-right opposition candidate Aecio Neves would revitalize Brazi...

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