The 2020 US election could set a record for ugliness and division. Two previous elections provide important context for what that division can mean.
Leftist former President Lula da Silva is the clear favorite in Brazil's 2018 presidential race, leading his closest rival — a firebrand conservative — by 15 points. The only problem: He's in jail.
Paraguay remains divided over whether to allow former presidents to run for reelection, and time is running out to decide who can – and cannot – declare their candidacy for the 2018 election.
Paraguay doesn't allow presidents to be reelected, but three of the five candidates setting their sights on 2018 are current or former heads of state.