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Dona Hermínia (played by comedian Paulo Gustavo), a housewife from Niterói, in My Mother is a Piece of Work 3. Photograph: Facebook

Brazil’s box-office wars this holiday season have seen the force desert the Skywalker clan. One of the galaxy’s most storied families has been bested (...)

Brazil’s senator Flávio Bolsonaro and his father President Jair Bolsonaro have rejected allegations of involvement. Photograph: Reuters

Public prosecutors in Rio de Janeiro have once again linked the family of Brazil’s far-right president Jair Bolsonaro to members of the criminal organ(...)

Emma Cahill playing the drumms in Salvador, Brazil.

“But … Brazil is so dangerous?” was the most common response I received when I announced I would be moving to the capital city of the carnival country(...)

‘In a world of mobile cash transfers and blockchain, the remittance business surely cannot live in a time warp for much longer.’ File photograph: Alan Betson

To see how remittances are changing the world, visit Vila Fabril, a suburb of Anápolis, a Cork-sized city a few hours south of Brasilia. Surrounded by(...)

The councilwoman  whose assassination convulsed Brazil. Marielle Franco was a rising force in Rio politics when she was killed by shots fired from a car which pulled alongside the one she was travelling in. Photograph:  Renan Olaz

Brazil’s far-right president Jair Bolsonaro has reacted with fury to a media report linking him to the murder of Marielle Franco, the Rio de Janeiro c(...)

File photograph of Pat Hickey, former president of the Olympic Council of Ireland. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

The supreme court in Brazil appears to have cleared the way for a hearing of proceedings involving Pat Hickey, former president of the Olympic Council(...)

View of a burnt area of forest in Altamira, Para state, Brazil, on August 27th. Photograph:  Joao Laet/AFP/Getty Images

Brazilian president Jair Bolsonaro said on Wednesday that South American countries would meet to determine a common policy in defence of the Amazon r(...)

A burning tract of Amazon jungle is seen as it is being cleared by loggers and farmers in Porto Velho, Brazil . Photograph: Ueslei Marcelino/Reuters

Six states in Brazil’s Amazon region requested military help on Saturday to combat record fires that are tearing through the rainforest, provoking an (...)

A general view over smoke from fires in the Amazon rainforest covering the city of Porto Velho, Rondonia, Brazil, on August 16th. Photograph: Roni Carvalho/EPA

Brazil’s nationalist president Jair Bolsonaro said on Thursday his government lacked the resources to fight and investigate wildfires in the Amazon af(...)

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(...)

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