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Knife attack: Jair Bolsonaro grimaces after being stabbed in the stomach on Thursday. Photograph: Raysa Leite/AFP

The far-right candidate in Brazil’s presidential election, Jair Bolsonaro, remains in a “grave but stable” condition following his stabbing at a campa(...)

Supporters of Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, display banners with text written in Portuguese that read “Free Lula” during a protest in front of the Superior Electoral Court, in Brasilia, Brazil on Friday. Photograph:  Adriano Machado/Reuters

Brazil’s top electoral court has ruled that jailed former president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva is barred from running in October’s presidential electio(...)

Saudi Arabia crown prince Mohammad bin Salman, Fifa president Gianni Infantino and Russian president Vladimir Putin  in Moscow on Thursday. Photograph:  Alexei Druzhinin/Sputnik/EPA

Sport and politics shouldn’t mix, goes the earnest cliché. Except they do – all the time. And that’s partly what makes some sports so interesting. The(...)

Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva is still Brazil’s most popular politician, despite his conviction and six separate pending corruption trials. Photograph: Evaristo Asevaristo/AFP/Getty Images

Brazil’s Supreme Court early on Thursday rejected former president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva’s plea to avoid prison while he appeals a corruption conv(...)

Peru’s president, Pedro Pablo Kuczynski, whose administration denied it offered a pardon for jailed former dictator Alberto Fujimori in exchange for votes to save his mandate. Photograph: Mariana Bazo/Reuters

Peru’s president, Pedro Pablo Kuczynski, has defied expectations by surviving an impeachment vote in congress called after he was accused of involveme(...)

Suellen Machado and her husband, Alexsandro Ribas: “I miss my family and friends but even my parents say, ‘oh, I prefer that you are in Ireland’ because Brazil is so dangerous now,” Suellen says. Photograph: Tom Honan

Suellen Machado and her husband, Alexsandro Ribou, left Brazil more than two years ago in the midst of a deep political crisis in their home country. (...)

Corruption charges: Brazil’s former presidents Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva and Dilma Rousseff are both accused of bribery. Photograph: Igo Estrela/Getty

The former Brazilian president Dilma Rousseff has been formally charged for the first time in the South American country’s three-year-old investigatio(...)

Geddel Vieira Lima,   the second member of Brazilian president Michel Temer’s four-man kitchen cabinet to be arrested in an ongoing corruption investigation. Photograph: Evaristo Sa/AFP/Getty Images

The political noose around Brazilian president Michel Temer tightened on Monday with the arrest by federal police of one of his former ministers and c(...)

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(...)

Brazilian president Michel Temer. Photograph: Evaristo Sa/AFP/Getty Images

Brazil was plunged into a new constitutional crisis on Monday night when Michel Temer became the first serving president to be formally charged with c(...)

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