Brazil's 2 presidential hopefuls trade barbs

October 15, 2014 10:29 PM

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President Dilma Rousseff and Aecio Neves, her challenger in a tight election contest, engaged in a bare-knuckle debate that saw the pair trade accusations of corruption and fiercely argue over who could rekindle Brazil's economy.

The debate Tuesday night was the first in the runoff round that culminates Oct. 26 when upward of 140 million Brazilians are expected to go to the polls and decide who'll be the next leader of the globe's fifth most populous nation and Latin America's biggest economy.

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