Brazil’s president Jair Bolsonaro:  the former army captain is learning that shooting from the hip can call down problems on his nascent administration. Photograph: Ueslei Marcelino/Reuters

Though he was sworn in on January 1st, the real business of governing Brazil starts on Friday for president Jair Bolsonaro with the opening of the new(...)

Demonstrators hold a protest in Salvador with a sign reading, “We want hospitals built in two years too,” in reference to the time it took to build the stadiums for the Confederations Cup.  photograph: Valter Pontes/Reuters

After a disastrous two weeks during which massive street protests overshadowed the Confederations Cup, football’s world governing body Fifa and Brazi(...)