Brazilian president Dilma Rousseff: during the campaign she claimed her opponents would inflict austerity on Brazilians if she lost, but since her victory, she has accepted that spending cuts will have to be made, subsidies to consumers unwound and interest rates raised.  Photograph: Joedson Alves/Reuters

Having tacked to the left during a deeply polarised campaign to secure re-election in October, Brazilian president Dilma Rousseff is coming under fire(...)

Demonstrators march in Sao Paulo against corruption and the government of president Dilma Rousseff. Photograph: Bosco Martin/EPA

Public prosecutors in Brazil have charged 36 people, including top executives from some of the country’s leading civil engineering companies, with inv(...)

Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff (left) receives the final report of the Commission of Truth about human rights violations during the last dictatorship (1964-1985) from the Commission of Truth coordinator Pedro Dallari, at Planalto Palace in Brasilia, Brazil. Photograph: Fernando Bizzera Jr/EPA

A truth commission investigating humans rights abuses committed by Brazil’s 1964-85 military dictatorship called on Wednesday for the overturning of (...)

An anti-government demonstration in   Sao Paulo recently. Photograph: EPA/Aaron Cadena Ovalle

During her re-election bid Brazil’s president Dilma Rousseff made great political capital by attacking her country’s elite, bankers, The Economist and(...)

For decades Brazilian football stadiums were the venues for mass displays of the racism that permeated Brazilian life. Black players were frequently s(...)

Brazil’s president Dilma Rousseff with predecessor  Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva. In her last term she lacked his authority when it came to forging the  deals  for getting her agenda through congress. Photograph: Eraldo Peres/AP

If Brazil’s president Dilma Rousseff thought her victory in last week’s election would boost her authority heading into a second term, congress provid(...)

It was one of the remarkable features of Brazil’s road to “socialism” under the once-revolutionary Workers’ Party (PT) that it mitigated the class ten(...)

Dilma Rousseff celebrates victory with her mentor Lula da Silva, who campaigned tirelessly for her election. Photograph: AP Photo/Eraldo Peres

After her narrow victory in Sunday’s election, Brazil’s President Dilma Rousseff has targeted political reform as a top priority during her second t(...)

Re-elected Brazilian president Dilma Rousseff (C) addresses a press conference in Brasilia last night after winning a narrow re-election victory. Photograph: Epa/Fernando Bizerra

Brazil’s leftist President Dilma Rousseff narrowly won re-election yesterday after convincing voters that her party’s strong record of reducing povert(...)

Brazil’s president and Workers’ Party presidential candidate Dilma Rousseff greets her supporters at a rally near Rio de Janeiro on Wednesday. Rousseff is ahead in polls. Photograph: Ricardo Morae/Reuter

Dilma Rousseff is favourite to win a second four-year term as Brazil’s president in tomorrow’s election with opinion poll showing she has carved out a(...)