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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(...)

Regina Bento Sequeira, a 59-year-old lawyer and candidate for the municipal elections in Brazil, poses for a picture in Rio de Janeiro. Photograph: Carl de Souza/AFP via Getty Images

Brazil will provide an early test of the enduring appeal of right-wing populism following the defeat of US president Donald Trump when it holds local (...)

 Carnival 2021 has been indefinitely postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic, according to official. Photograph: Fabio Motta/EPA

Rio de Janeiro’s annual Carnival parade has been delayed for the first time in a century as Brazil continues to battle the coronavirus pandemic, offi(...)

The Deliveroo cyclist Thiago Cortes who died after he was struck by a car in Dublin on Monday.

Gardaí believe they have identified the driver of the car which struck Deliveroo cyclist Thiago Cortes in a fatal hit-and-run on Monday night. The d(...)

Thiago Cortes died after his bike was struck by a car at North Wall Quay. Photograph: Facebook

Thiago Osorio Cortes, the cyclist who died after he was struck by a car, was “very happy and always laughing”, his friends have said. Mr Cortes (28),(...)

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(...)

Auditors found that the Brazilian health ministry reduced funding to state and municipal health systems in April when contagion was accelerating across the country. Photograph: AP Photo/Eraldo Peres

Despite being one of the global epicentres of the coronavirus pandemic, Brazil’s health ministry has failed to spend even a third of the emergency fun(...)

A US army officer registers residents at a drive-through military Covid-19 testing site at Nations Tobin Recreation Center in El Paso, Texas. Photographer: Joel Angel Juarez/Bloomberg

The US has reported a record 77,300 new coronavirus cases in a day, according to the Johns Hopkins University tracker, which relies on official govern(...)

Fabio Oliveira: ‘It’s not fair considering what we paid for. As a teacher in Brazil I know that online classes require not only a good internet connection but a suitable place  where students can work without interruption.’ Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Fabio Oliveira was working as a chef in a Dublin cafe when the country went into lockdown in March. A few days after the restrictions were announced, (...)

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(...)

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