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Another burial in a cemetery in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The nation  registered  4,211 deaths from Covid-19 on Monday, a record for a 24-hour period. Photograph: Antonio Lacerda/EPA

Brazil’s president Jair Bolsonaro laughed off his country recording more than 4,000 Covid-related deaths in one day for the first time, asking support(...)

Workers lower a coffin into a grave in the Vila Formosa cemetery in São Paulo on Wednesday. Photograph:  Fernando Bizerra

Brazil’s death toll from Covid-19 was set to pass 300,000 on Wednesday with the worsening pandemic now provoking a “humanitarian crisis”, according to(...)

Cardiologist Marcelo Queiroga will replace Eduardo Pazuello who, for  10 months, oversaw catastrophic health missteps as Covid-19 deaths near 300,000. Photograph: Joedson Alves

Brazil’s far-right president Jair Bolsonaro is to appoint his fourth health minister of the coronavirus pandemic in a bid to head off mounting public (...)

Former Brazilian president Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva  during a public press conference in Sao Bernardo do Campo. Photograph:  Alexandre Schneider/Getty Images)

Brazil’s former president Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva returned to the political fray after the annulment of his corruption convictions, as he launched a(...)

A photograph taken with a drone shows relatives as they observe the burial of a 28-year-old young man who died from Covid-19 in the Despraiado cemetery in Cuiaba, capital of Mato Grosso, Brazil. Photograph: Rogerio Florentino/EPA

The daily Covid-19 death toll in Brazil has topped 2,000 for the first time amid a growing second wave of coronavirus and as health systems collapse i(...)

Passengers  disembark  a train at Luz station in São Paulo, Brazil,  on  February 26th,  2021. File photograph: EPA/Sebastiao Moreira

With death tolls soaring and health systems across the country creaking under the strain of a new wave of coronavirus, Brazil is bracing for what heal(...)

US president Donald Trump: Rejection by  voters after a single term in office sends an important message. It proves right-populists can be beaten. Photograph: Erin Schaff/New York Times

Donald Trump’s incompetence and ill-discipline struck fear in the hearts of his opponents, but those shortcomings also put a ceiling on his progress. (...)

 Former president of Brazil Lula adjusts his facial mask while talking to the press after voting in São Bernardo do Campo, Brazil, on November 15th. Photograph: Fernando Bizerra/EPA

When Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva left prison just more than a year ago, Brazil’s opposition finally seemed to have a leader ready to take the political (...)

Activists including members of Black Lives Matter demonstrate inside a Carrefour supermarket against the murder of Black man Joao Alberto Silveira Freitas at a different Carrefour the night before. Photograph: Bruna Prado/AP Photo)

A black man died after being beaten by supermarket security guards in the Brazilian city of Porto Alegre on the eve of Friday’s Black Consciousness Da(...)

Sao Paulo governor  Joao Doria and  mayor Bruno Covas: The most significant defeat on the night for the president was in the race for mayor of  the biggest city in South America. Photograph: Patricia Monteiro

Brazil’s president Jair Bolsonaro has suffered a political setback after a string of candidates he backed in local elections performed poorly. The fa(...)

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