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This Brazilian Girl Read 560 Books And She's Not Even 12

Kaciane do Nascimento's love of reading led to her open a library in the backyard of her house, in a low-income housing development in São Paulo state. Now she's working on a book of her own.

Brazil's young bookworm Kaciane do Nascimento
Brazil's young bookworm Kaciane do Nascimento
Kaciane do Nascimento

SAO JOSE DO RIO PRETOAt 11, Kaciane do Nascimento has become a bit of a celebrity. She's so passionate for stories and literature that she's already read 560 books. In the poor neighborhood of São José do Rio Preto, in São Paulo state, where she lives, she started campaigns to encourage kids to read more, and even opened her own library in a room at the back of her house. Her next goals are to launch a mobile library and release her own book. This is her story:

My passion for books started long before I could even notice. My mother says I was already very much interested in books at three or four, and my favorite game was to play the school girl.

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AMLO Power Grab: Mexico's Electoral Reform Would Make Machiavelli Proud

Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador, aka AMLO, says his plans to reform the electoral system are a way to save taxpayer money. A closer look tells a different story.

President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador of Mexico votes

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MEXICO CITY — For supporters of Mexico's President Andrés Manuel López Obrador (AMLO) the goal is clear: to keep power beyond the 2024 general election, at any price. Finally, the engineers of the much-touted Fourth Transformation, ALMO's 2018 campaign promise to do away with the privileged abuses that have plagued Mexican politics for decades, are showing their colors.

Current electoral laws date back to the 1990s, when unending electoral disputes were a constant of every voting round and impeded effective governance in numerous states and districts. The National Electoral Institute (INE) and its predecessor, the IFE, were created to solve once and for all those endemic disputes.

Their promoters hoped Mexico could expect a more honest future, with the electoral question resolved. The 2006 presidential elections, which included AMLO as a recalcitrant loser, showed this was hoping for too much. That election is also, remotely, at the source of the president's new electoral initiative.

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