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 Former Brazilian president Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva has positioned himself as the national unity candidate to take on far-right incumbent Jair Bolsonaro. Photograph: Sebastiao Moreira

When Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva steps onto a stage in São Paulo on Saturday to formally launch his sixth campaign for Brazil’s presidency he will do so(...)

Brazilian president Jair Bolsonaro: His poll numbers continue to rise following the failure of the country’s traditional centrist parties to agree on a candidate to run against him in October. Photograph:  Evaristo Sa/AFP

After a two-year wait, Brazilians are finally enjoying a semblance of carnival again this weekend. With the public health emergency caused by Covid-19(...)

Jair Bolsonaro, Brazil’s president, at a re-election campaign event in Brasilia on Sunday. Photograph: Gustavo Minas/Bloomberg

Finally, years after the case first came to light, Brazil’s far-right president Jair Bolsonaro was last week charged by federal prosecutors with stea(...)

Tánaiste Leo Varadkar arrives for a meeting with Chilean president Sebastian Pinera at the La Moneda Palace in Santiago. Photograph: Javier Torres/AFP/Getty Images

Tánaiste Leo Varadkar says “further conversations” are required to turn widespread condemnation by Latin American nations of the invasion of Ukraine i(...)

Pat Hickey still faces several charges in Brazil. File photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Some of the charges levelled against former president of the Olympic Council of Ireland Pat Hickey and two others in Brazil more than five years ago h(...)

 President Jair Bolsonaro of Brazil during independence day celebrations in Sao Paulo in September. With his poll numbers falling, President Bolsonaro is already questioning the legitimacy of next year’s election. Photograph: Victor Moriyama/New York Times

The conference hall was packed, with a crowd of more than 1,000 cheering attacks on the press, the liberals and the politically correct. There was Don(...)

Everything can change in a New York visit: Brazilian president Jair Bolsonaro speaks to the UN General Assembly via live stream. Photograph: Michael Nagle/Bloomberg

Brazilian president Jair Bolsonaro has faced accusations of embarrassing his country after a tumultuous visit this week to New York for the opening of(...)

A supporter of president Jair Bolsonaro holds a banner at Copacabana beach on Tuesday in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Brazilians have taken the streets as they commemorate their Independence Day to show both support and rejection for Jair Bolsonaro’s administration. Photograph: Wagner Meier/Getty Images

The fact that Tuesday’s demonstrations in support of Brazil’s president Jair Bolsonaro were not the pretext for a constitutional rupture, as some had (...)

Brazilian president Jair Bolsonaro greets his supporters in Brasília. Photograph: Sergio Lima/AFP via Getty

President Jair Bolsonaro renewed his threats against Brazil’s democracy in a speech on Tuesday before thousands of supporters, many of whom openly cal(...)

Fears of trouble next week follow months of insinuations by Jair Bolsonaro that he might not respect the result of next year’s presidential election. Photograph: Evaristo Sa/AFP/Getty

Brazil’s worsening institutional crisis has prompted its Congress and supreme court to seek extra security during rallies planned for Tuesday in suppo(...)

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