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Brazilian president Jair Bolsonaro raises an image of Jesus Christ during a gathering with Catholic and anti-abortion supporters in Brasilia earlier this year. File photograph: Getty

The struggle of a 10-year old rape victim to exercise her constitutional right to an abortion has sparked a major confrontation in Brazil between wome(...)

Brazil’s supporters watch their team take on Germany at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games in the Maracana stadium. File photograph: Getty Images

The Maracana wasn’t so much built as a venue for the 1950 World Cup as the stage on which Brazil would win it. When things didn’t quite go to plan, th(...)

 Local media reported on Monday Brazilian president Jair Bolsonaro  had symptoms associated with the Covid-19. Photograph: Evaristo/AFP/Getty

Brazilian president Jair Bolsonaro said on Monday he had undergone another test for the novel coronavirus and his lungs were “clean,” after local medi(...)

Brazilian president Jair Bolsonaro has tested positive for Covid-19. Photograph: Marcos Correa/AFP/ Getty

Brazil’s president Jair Bolsonaro confirmed on Tuesday he has caught Covid-19. Since the beginning of the global health emergency Mr Bolsonaro has so(...)

Brazil’s president, Jair Bolsonaro, at an event at the Planalto Palace in Brasilia on June 30th. Photograph: Andre Borges/NurPhoto via Getty Images

The only time during the whole of the coronavirus pandemic that Brazilian president Jair Bolsonaro has looked genuinely shaken was during his weekly F(...)

Brazil’s president, Jair Bolsonaro. Photograph: Evaristo Sa/AFP via Getty Image

Judging from his Instagram account, Augusto Bolsonaro, a playful Maremma sheepdog, was living his best life. Soon after a guard at the presidential (...)

Passengers at the Se metro station in downtown Sao Paulo. Brazil’s health ministry said recent data points to a “significant increase” in new cases of Covid-19. Photograph: Sebastiao Moreira/EPA

As the coronavirus outbreak in Brazil escalates, independent efforts to map out the scale of the crisis are intensifying amid concerns official number(...)

Brazilian president Jair Bolsonaro: Has made a series of public appearances – at protests, shops and even a floating barbecue – wearing a mask incorrectly, or not at all. Photograph:   Sergio Lima/AFP via Getty Images

A Brazilian judge has ordered Jair Bolsonaro to rectify his “at best disrespectful” behaviour by wearing a face mask when circulating in the capital, (...)

Fabricio Queiroz, a former political assistant of Flavio Bolsonaro, after being arrested. Photograph: Nelson Almeida/AFP via Getty

The administration of Brazilian president Jair Bolsonaro has been left reeling after a week in which the judicial siege around it tightened significan(...)

Jair Bolsonaro greets supporters in Brasília  on Sunday. Photograph:  Evaristo Sa/AFP via Getty Images

In mid-March, Brazil took what seemed to be a forceful early strike against the coronavirus pandemic. The health ministry mandated that cruises be ca(...)

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