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Presidential candidate Jair Bolsonaro. Many in Brazil have no doubt about the threat a Bolsonaro presidency would represent to the country’s democratic institutions. Photograph:  Evaristo Sa/AFP/Getty Images

For a law-and-order obsessive who glories in his military background, Brazil’s far-right presidential candidate Jair Bolsonaro got off to an unlikely (...)

Native Korubo Isolado, from the Brazilian state of Acre, poses at the abandoned and crumbling Indian Museum complex, near the National Museum where  a fire caused an irreparable loss for the indigenous cultures, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on Tuesday.  Photograph: Carl de Souza/AFP/Getty Images

The fire that destroyed Brazil’s national museum just months after the institution celebrated its 200th anniversary is a tragedy whose impact has been(...)

Knife attack: Jair Bolsonaro grimaces after being stabbed in the stomach on Thursday. Photograph: Raysa Leite/AFP

The far-right candidate in Brazil’s presidential election, Jair Bolsonaro, remains in a “grave but stable” condition following his stabbing at a campa(...)

A meteorite on exhibit at the National Museum is seen through a door after an overnight fire in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Photograph: Leo Correa/AP

Forensic investigators and researchers are awaiting access to the fire-ravaged National Museum of Rio de Janeiro to find out what remains of the 20 mi(...)

Brazilian soldiers patrol at Copacabana beach. Photograph:  Carl De Souza /AFP/Getty Images

It is another glorious winter morning in Rio de Janeiro and though only 8am, the mercury has already zipped past 20 degrees, and the few clouds in the(...)

Supporters of Brazil’s jailed, former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva rally to support him in Brasilia. Photograph: Eraldo Peres/AP Photo

After a pre-campaign lasting more than a year, Brazil’s presidential election formally got under way this week with the start of the race overshadowed(...)

João Gilberto circa 1960. A recent announcement of his death, on Twitter, turned out to be exaggerated. Photograph: Tom Copi/Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images

Last month it was announced on Facebook that the Brazilian bossanovista João Gilberto had died. The singer and virtuoso guitarist had collapsed at his(...)

A total of 353,874 tickets were sold   for Pope Francis’ Mass in the Phoenix Park on the first day they went on sale. Photograph:  Andrew Medichini/AP

Bookings for World Meeting of Families events in Dublin next month “before it ever starts, has already exceeded all records,” Bishop of Kildare and Le(...)

Militia target: a soldier in one of Rio de Janeiro’s drug gangs, which paramilitary groups have been trying to drive out. Photograph: Dado Galdieri/New York Times

The gang wore black military fatigues and ninja masks when they arrived in Seropédica, a nondescript town of 84,000 near Rio de Janeiro, and began sys(...)

The Lost Cottage, Glenbeigh, Co Kerry

There’s a long wait if you want a weekend away staying at “Kerry’s Lost Cottage”. It’s not surprising given that this is no ordinary holiday rental. H(...)

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