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Brazil’s former president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva greets supporters during a rally in Francisco Beltrao, Parana state, Brazil, on Monday. Photograph: Eraldo Peres/AP

The campaign convoy of former president Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva was hit by gunfire on Tuesday night in the latest escalation of increasingly fraught(...)

Brazil

It was after 10.30pm on March 7th when a car carrying billionaire Joesley Batista pulled up at the Jaburu Palace, one of the modernist masterpieces by(...)

Brazil’s president Michel Temer receives military honours during a ceremony in Brasilia, Brazil, last Friday. Photograph: AP/Eraldo Peres

Like a political potboiler that grows more implausible with every instalment, Brazil’s political crisis risks veering out of control. An intricate sto(...)

President of Brazil Michel Temer has vehemently denied the accusation of spying. Photograph:  Igo Estrela/Getty Images)

Brazil’s long-running political crisis risks descending into open conflict between its leading institutions after a dramatic weekend that started with(...)

Then mayor of Rio de Janeiro Eduardo Paes takes part in the   Closing Ceremony at the Maracana Stadium at the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. Photograph:  Cameron Spencer/Getty Images

Brazil’s supreme court has opened an investigation into former Rio de Janeiro mayor Eduardo Paes, who is accused of taking millions of dollars in brib(...)