Polls Open in Brazil's Presidential Election
Voters in Brazil are heading to the polls to vote in one of the country's most tightly contested presidential elections in decades.
Polls show leftist incumbent President Dilma Rousseff has a slight lead over her opponent, center-right senator Aecio Neves in the runoff election.
Sunday's vote is widely seen as a referendum on the Workers' Party's 12 years in power, which is credited with expanding social welfare programs and lifting millions out of poverty to the middle class.
However, Ms. Rousseff's last four years in office have been marked by poor economic growth and recession. She has also faced massive anti-corruption protests and criticism over spending on the World Cup.
Neves, who has wide support among Brazil's wealthy elite has promised to continue the Worker's Party's social program while reigning in government spending.
US Doctor: Ebola Quarantine May Deter Volunteers
A top U.S. medical official has warned that mandatory quarantines of health care workers returning from Ebola-affected parts of West Africa could discourage people from volunteering in the region.
Dr. Anthony Fauci, the director of the U.S. National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, told CNN's State of the Union program Sunday that the best way to protect Americans is to stop the outbreak in Africa, and one of the best ways to do that is to help health workers who go there, rather than take measures that may "disincentivize them from going."
His comments follow new quarantine policies being imposed by three U.S. states. New York, New Jersey and Illinois have imposed a mandatory three-week quarantine for anyone returning from West Africa who had exposure to Ebola patients.
New Jersey Governor Chris Christie defended his state's quarantine, calling it necessary "to protect the public health of the people of New Jersey."
Meanwhile Sunday, the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, Samantha Power, arrived in Guinea's capital Conakry as part of a mission to assess the global response to the epidemic in West Africa.
Power says she hopes to gain a better understanding of what resources are missing so she can push other countries to offer more help.
From Guinea, Power will visit Sierra Leone and Liberia. The three nations account for the majority of the nearly 5,000 deaths from the Ebola virus.