Eduardo Cunha, speaker of Brazil’s lower house of congress,  who has been temporarily suspended from office. He faces multiple accusations of corruption. Photograph:  Ueslei Marcelino/Reuters

A supreme court justice has temporarily suspended from office the speaker of Brazil’s lower house of congress Eduardo Cunha, threatening the political(...)

Brazil’s president Dilma Rousseff speaks to members of the foreign press at the presidential palace in Brasilia, on Tuesday. Photograph: Lula Marques/Bloomberg

As Brazilian senators met to arrange her impeachment trial, President Dilma Rousseff denounced “a coup-mongering vein” in Brazilian public life stretc(...)

Former Brazilian president Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva addresses teachers and students  in Sao Paulo on Friday as he attempts to garner support for his protégée and successor Dilma Rousseff who faces impeachment.   Photograph: Nacho Doce/Reuters

Ahead of one of the most crucial weeks of his political career Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva’s famous voice had a dry, raspy edge to it as he addressed a (...)

Supporters of Brazil’s president Dilma Rousseff demonstrate  in Porto Alegre, Brazil, on Thursday. Photograph: Jefferson Bernardes/AFP/Getty Images

Is there an attempted coup under way in Brazil? Embattled president Dilma Rousseff thinks so. Presidential ceremonies are now noisy rallies in which (...)

Brazil’s president Dilma Rousseff: the campaign to oust her is being driven by anger at her mismanagement of the economy and revelations that her party oversaw a huge corruption scheme inside state-controlled oil giant Petrobras. Photograph: Eraldo Peres/AP Photo

Brazil’s biggest political party is quitting the government of President Dilma Rousseff, leaving her further isolated as she battles efforts to impeac(...)

 Former Brazilian president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva hugs President Dilma Rousseff after he is sworn in as the new chief of staff. Shortly after the  swearing-in ceremony, a judge suspended the appointment. Photograph: Evaristo Sa/AFP/Getty Images

Brazil moved closer to a full-blown constitutional crisis on Thursday after a federal judge suspended former president Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva’s no(...)

Brazilian president Dilma Rousseff: Former party ally  Delcídio do Amaral made a series of explosive claims against the country’s political elite. Photograph: Evaristo Sa/AFP/Getty Images

The political crisis engulfing Brazil’s president Dilma Rousseff has deepened after her party’s former leader in the senate accused her of trying to o(...)

Demonstrators  call for the impeachment of  Brazil’s president Dilma Rousseff: her  Workers’ Party, with its proud history of militant mobilisation, appears to have  lost control of the Brazilian street to the middle class. Photograph: Bruno Kelly/Reuters

Though they have become increasingly common in recent years, gauging the size of public protests in Brazil remains an inexact science. Take the bigge(...)

Union members and members of Workers’ Party demonstrate in support of former president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva in Sao Paulo on Friday. Photograph: Miguel Schincariol/AFP/Getty Images

The focus of Brazil’s deepening political crisis shifts to the streets on Sunday with protests for and against the ruling Workers’ Party to be held ju(...)

Former Brazilian president Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva in Brasilia, Brazil. Lula has been formally charged with money-laudering and other crimes. File photograph: Fernando Bizerra jr/EPA

Former Brazilian president Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva was formally charged on Wednesday with money-laundering and other crimes over an alleged bid to c(...)