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(...)

Graffiti related to the Brazilian national football team, striker Neymar and the 2018 World Cup, in  Rio de Janeiro. Photograph: Fabio Teixeira/AFP/Getty Images

On a drizzly winter afternoon there are few workers visible on the construction site that will eventually become the metro station serving Congonhas, (...)

Brazil’s president Michel Temer and first lady Marcela Temer at a Christmas celebration in Brasilia on Friday.  Photograph: Evaristo Sa/AFP/Getty Images

Just months after it fired one president, Brazil ends 2016 contemplating whether her replacement is set to be given his own marching orders some time (...)

Brazil’s president Dilma Rousseff greets the secretary general of the Organisation of American States, Luis Almagro,   at her office in Brasilia on Tuesday, in what may prove to be one of her final engagements in office. Photograph: Evaristo Sa/AFP/Getty Images

Tom Hennigan in São Paulo Brazil’s senate is set to suspend President Dilma Rousseff from office on Wednesday after a last-ditch effort by her allie(...)