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Supporters of Brazilian president Jair Bolsonaro demonstrate along Paulista Avenue in São Paulo on Sunday. Photograph:  Nelson Almeida/AFP/Getty Images

The crisis between Brazilian president Jair Bolsonaro and the country’s Congress looks set to intensify after large protests in favour of the far-righ(...)

Brazil president Jair Bolsonaro’s relationship with congress  hovers between dire and non-existent. Photgraph: Adriano Machado/Reuters

After five rocky months, Brazil’s far-right president Jair Bolsonaro has finally left behind the chaos that marked the start to his term in office onl(...)

A bus in flames at a protest organised by the National Students Union in Rio de Janeiro: Students and teachers began a nationwide demonstration on Wednesday in “defence of education”. Photograph: Mauro Pimentel/AFP

Brazil’s far-right president Jair Bolsonaro scored an own goal this week when he described those protesting against budget cuts to the country’s educa(...)

Brazilian president Jair Bolsonaro,  vice-president Hamilton Mourão (left) and army commander Edson Pujol at a ceremony to mark Army Day, in Brasília earlier this month. File photograph: Getty

Of all the infighting that has marked the first four months of Brazilian president Jair Bolsonaro’s administration, the most bizarre scrap involves a (...)

Land cleared for crops at the border of indigenous land in the Brazilian Cerrado. Photograph: Larissa Rodrigues

A coalition of more than 600 scientists in the EU, and 300 Brazilian indigenous groups have accused the European Commission of contributing to widespr(...)

Brazilian president Jair Bolsonaro and  of military college students during a downpour as they attend a ceremony to mark Army Day, in Brasilia on Wednesday. Photograph: Sergio Lima/AFP/Getty Images

When Jair Bolsonaro was running to be president of Brazil last year he proudly boasted that he knew nothing about economics. But he managed to swing (...)

Supporters of former Brazilian president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva attend a vigil outside the federal police offices in Curitiba, Brazil on August 31st, 2018. Photograph: Rodolfo Buhrer

It is day 354 of the Free Lula Vigil and about 50 activists are gathered in front of federal police headquarters in the city of Curitiba, where Brazil(...)

People cross from Cucuta in Colombia back to San Antonio del Tachira in Venezuela after buying goods to resell, through an improvised bridge on  an illegal trail on the border between the two countries.  Photograph: Juan Pablo Bayona/AFP/Getty Images

Among the various diplomatic efforts to resolve the crisis in Venezuela, there is one very notable absence – that of an autonomous regional effort to (...)

Juan Guaidó and his wife Fabiana Rosales arrive at the EU delegation office in Brasília on Thursday. Photograph: Andre Coelho/Bloomberg

When Venezuela’s opposition leader Juan Guaidó arrived on Thursday in Brazil for talks with president Jair Bolsonaro, he came as a visiting head of st(...)

Brazil’s president Jair Bolsonaro:  at a time when he is supposed to be enjoying his political honeymoon, his authority is already visibly diminished. Photograph: Adriano Machado/Reuters

Any new administration grappling with the reality of governing a country as large and complex as Brazil deserves some settling-in time. Newly appoint(...)

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