Demonstrators hold signs during a protest in Sao Paulo, Brazil, during a protest in Sao Paulo, Brazil, on Sunday. Nationwide street protests against Brazilian president Dilma Rousseff are keeping pressure on the government. Photograph: Patricia Monteiro/Bloomberg 1:27

Hundreds of thousands of demonstrators returned to the streets in dozens of Brazilian cities on Sunday to call for the impeachment of president Dilma(...)

Brazilian president Dilma Rousseff: has vowed a “tooth and nail” defence of her mandate, accusing her opponents of “coup mongering”. But popular support for her has drained away. Photograph: Ivan Sekretarev/EPA/Pool

Nobody should mistake the recent calm of the Brazilian streets since anti-government agitation petered out for evidence that Dilma Rousseff has seen o(...)

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(...)

Brazilian socialist presidential candidate Marina Silva (top centre)  is mobbed as she arrives at the airport in her hometown of Rio Branco, where she will vote in the general elections today. Photograph: Sergio Moraes/Reuters.

Brazilians vote today in the most unpredictable presidential election in decades and the first since the end of an economic boom underpinning the left(...)

Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff (centre)   during the FIFA World Cup 2014 Group A between Brazil and Croatia at the Arena Corinthians in Sao Paulo. Photograph: EPA

The winters are one of the best things about Brazil. In São Paulo, winter means you should carry a jacket in the evening, but in Fortaleza the only wa(...)

A high-profile ally of Partido X is Tarso Genro, a former minister in the government of Brazilian president Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva and now governor of the state of Rio Grande do Sul. Photograph: Miguel Rojo/AFP/Getty Images)

They accuse the political system of being undemocratic and corrupt. They endorse free public transport and a Nuremburg-style trial for the country’s b(...)