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Supporters of Brazilian right-wing presidential candidate Jair Bolsonaro with a giant inflatable doll known as “Pixuleco”, representing former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, with a mask of presidential candidate Fernando Haddad, in Sao Paulo. Photograph: Getty Images

Brazil’s already bitter presidential election is slipping into legal acrimony that threatens to undermine the legitimacy of the eventual winner. The (...)

Jair Bolsonaro, who is recovering at home in Rio de Janeiro following his near-fatal stabbing at a campaign rally last month.  Photograph: Ricardo Moraes/Reuters

Far-right candidate Jair Bolsonaro remains firmly on course to be elected the next president of Brazil, according to the first opinion polls published(...)

Brazilian presidential candidate for the Workers’ Party (PT) Fernando Haddad speaks to the press during a campaign rally in Belo Horizonte,  on Friday. Photograph: Getty Images

Brazil heads into one of its most bitterly polarised elections ever on Sunday with the far-right presidential candidate Jair Bolsonaro surging in fina(...)

Brazilian former president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva waves from a window of the Metallurgical Union, in Sao Bernardo do Campo, Sao Paulo state, last April. Photograph: Miguel Schincariol/AFP/Getty Images

Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva has abandoned his legal efforts to force his way on to the ballot for Brazil’s presidential election next month after the co(...)

Former Brazilian leader Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva attends a campaign rally to launch his presidential candidacy for the upcoming October elections, in São Paulo, Brazil. Photograph: Nelson Almeida/AFP/Getty Images

When an appeal court upheld the corruption conviction of former Brazil president Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva last month, leaders of his Workers’ Party w(...)