Brazil’s right-wing presidential candidate for the Social Liberal Party (PSL) Jair Bolsonaro: party increased its share of vote by 1,341 per cent . Photograph: Mauro Pimentel

With the country’s favourite clown, a male porn star and a descendant of the former royal family among those returned, Brazil’s congressional election(...)

Brazilian president Michel Temer:  facing corruption charges and could  be removed from office for 180 days while the supreme court decides his fate. Photograph: Joédson Alves/EPA

Amid rising political tensions the corruption charge against Brazilian president Michel Temer reached the lower chamber of congress on Thursday, forma(...)

Thousands march against corruption through the streets of downtown Lima on February 16th. An Interpol arrest warrant has been issued for ex-president Alejandro Toledo, who now lives in the US, after Brazilian construction giant Odebrecht said he sought and received a $20 million bribe. Photograph: Cris Bouroncle /AFP/Getty Images

A Brazilian executive has told the country’s electoral court that his company gave the winners of the 2014 presidential election the equivalent of ten(...)

Voting during municipal elections in São Bernardo do Campo, Brazil, on Sunday. Photograph: Paulo Whitaker/Reuters

Brazil’s Workers Party suffered its worst-ever result at the polls as voters used Sunday’s local elections to punish it for a deep recession and a se(...)

Hundreds of workers take part in a demonstration called by several trade unions on Paulista Avenue in Sao Paulo, Brazil on September 22nd, 2016. Photograph: Miguel Schincariol/AFP/Getty Images

It is not just in the United States that a former host of The Apprentice is gunning for electoral success. In São Paulo businessman João Doria jr, wh(...)

Brazil’s president Dilma Rousseff: the campaign to oust her is being driven by anger at her mismanagement of the economy and revelations that her party oversaw a huge corruption scheme inside state-controlled oil giant Petrobras. Photograph: Eraldo Peres/AP Photo

Brazil’s biggest political party is quitting the government of President Dilma Rousseff, leaving her further isolated as she battles efforts to impeac(...)

Union members and members of Workers’ Party demonstrate in support of former president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva in Sao Paulo on Friday. Photograph: Miguel Schincariol/AFP/Getty Images

The focus of Brazil’s deepening political crisis shifts to the streets on Sunday with protests for and against the ruling Workers’ Party to be held ju(...)

Brazil’s president Dilma Rousseff (right) and vice-president Michel Temer listen to Brazil’s national anthem: but all is not harmonious between them. Photograph:  Ueslei Marcelino/Reuters

During her first term, Brazilian president Dilma Rousseff had a discreet number two in Michel Temer. Behind closed doors her 75-year old vice-presid(...)

Brazil’s president Dilma Rousseff: said she would “cut her own flesh” to root out corruption. Photograph: Ueslei Marcelino/Reuters

A Brazilian government shake-up designed to head off efforts to impeach president Dilma Rousseff has been overshadowed by a supreme court ruling that (...)

Eduardo Cunha, president of Brazil’s lower house of parliament, who has been accused of accepting a $5 million  bribe in return for helping a company win contracts to supply  oil giant Petrobras with drill ships. Photograph: Miguel Schincariol/AFP/Getty Images

Brazil’s political crisis has entered a new and more volatile phase with last week’s decision by federal prosecutors to formally charge the powerful p(...)

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