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Brazilian president Jair Bolsonaro with defense minister Walter Braga Netto as a military convoy passes Planalto presidencial palace in Brasilia on Tuesday. Photograph: Eraldo Peres/AP Photo

President Jair Bolsonaro was accused of attempting to intimidate Brazil’s Congress after attending a hastily improvised military parade that passed in(...)

Brazilian president Jair Bolsonaro  and army commander Edson Pujol: the head of the army has a notoriously frosty relationship with the president.  Photograph:  Getty Images

A cabinet reshuffle by Brazil’s president Jair Bolsonaro designed to contain a deepening political crisis caused by his handling of the pandemic has p(...)

Brazilian Deputy Arthur Lira, centre, is lifted as he celebrates being elected as president of Brazil’s Lower House in Brasilia on Monday. Photograph: Sergio Lima/AFP via Getty images

Brazilian president Jair Bolsonaro scored a major victory in his campaign to see off efforts to remove him from office by helping allies take over the(...)

Workers bury someone who died with Covid-19, in the Nossa Senhora Aparecida public cemetery in Manaus, Amazonas, Brazil, last week. Photograph: Raphael Alves/EPA

The latest series of blunders in the already heavily criticised pandemic response of Brazilian authorities has led to renewed calls for the removal of(...)