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Brazil presidential rivals face off in last debate ahead of weekend elections

  • Brazil's incumbent President and Workers Party presidential candidate Dilma Rousseff, right, and challenger Aecio Neves, presidential candidate of the Brazilian Social Democracy Party, shake hands at the start of their presidential debate, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Friday, Oct. 24, 2014. Rousseff and Neves are in a tight election contest, that culminates Sunday when millions of Brazilians are expected to go to the polls and decide who'll be the next leader of Latin America's biggest economy. (AP Photo/Silvia Izquierdo)

    Brazil's incumbent President and Workers Party presidential candidate Dilma Rousseff, right, and challenger Aecio Neves, presidential candidate of the Brazilian Social Democracy Party, shake hands at the start of their presidential debate, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Friday, Oct. 24, 2014. Rousseff and Neves are in a tight election contest, that culminates Sunday when millions of Brazilians are expected to go to the polls and decide who'll be the next leader of Latin America's biggest economy. (AP Photo/Silvia Izquierdo)  (The Associated Press)

  • Brazil's incumbent President and Workers Party presidential candidate Dilma Rousseff, greets the audience as she arrives on stage for the start of a presidential debate with challenger Aecio Neves, presidential candidate of the Brazilian Social Democracy Party, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Friday, Oct. 24, 2014. Rousseff and Neves are in a tight election contest, that culminates Sunday when millions of Brazilians are expected to go to the polls and decide who'll be the next leader of Latin America's biggest economy. (AP Photo/Silvia Izquierdo)

    Brazil's incumbent President and Workers Party presidential candidate Dilma Rousseff, greets the audience as she arrives on stage for the start of a presidential debate with challenger Aecio Neves, presidential candidate of the Brazilian Social Democracy Party, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Friday, Oct. 24, 2014. Rousseff and Neves are in a tight election contest, that culminates Sunday when millions of Brazilians are expected to go to the polls and decide who'll be the next leader of Latin America's biggest economy. (AP Photo/Silvia Izquierdo)  (The Associated Press)

  • Presidential candidate of the Brazilian Social Democracy Party Aecio Neves greets the audience at the start of a presidential debate with Brazil's incumbent President and Workers Party presidential candidate Dilma Rousseff, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Friday, Oct. 24, 2014. Rousseff and Neves are in a tight election contest, that culminates Sunday when millions of Brazilians are expected to go to the polls and decide who'll be the next leader of Latin America's biggest economy. (AP Photo/Silvia Izquierdo)

    Presidential candidate of the Brazilian Social Democracy Party Aecio Neves greets the audience at the start of a presidential debate with Brazil's incumbent President and Workers Party presidential candidate Dilma Rousseff, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Friday, Oct. 24, 2014. Rousseff and Neves are in a tight election contest, that culminates Sunday when millions of Brazilians are expected to go to the polls and decide who'll be the next leader of Latin America's biggest economy. (AP Photo/Silvia Izquierdo)  (The Associated Press)

Brazil's presidential candidates are facing off for a final debate ahead of Sunday's runoff election.

President Dilma Rousseff and challenger Aecio Neves are in a tight race, though the latest polls have given Rousseff a slight advantage going into the vote.

In the Friday night debate, Neves started right off by asking about a growing scandal at state-run oil giant Petrobras and a report in Veja magazine that says Rousseff knew about the kickback scheme.

Rousseff responded by saying that "the people aren't stupid" enough to believe the report. She says that she had nothing to do with the scheme and that the magazine report includes no proof of the allegations made by a black-market money dealer who is cooperating with investigators.