Brazil’s environment minister Ricardo Salles: US officials suspect corrupt Brazilian officials are providing falsified paperwork for illegally felled Amazonian hardwoods exported to the US. Photograph: Sergio Lima

Federal police in Brazil raided the homes of environment minister Ricardo Salles on Wednesday as part of an investigation into illegal logging in the (...)

Passengers  disembark  a train at Luz station in São Paulo, Brazil,  on  February 26th,  2021. File photograph: EPA/Sebastiao Moreira

With death tolls soaring and health systems across the country creaking under the strain of a new wave of coronavirus, Brazil is bracing for what heal(...)

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(...)

A healthcare worker preparing  a  Covid-19 vaccine in Sao Paulo, Brazil. Photograph: Victor Moriyama/The New York Times

Brazil started its national vaccination campaign against coronavirus on Monday, with doubts over the country’s capacity to produce enough doses to bri(...)

A container with the CoronaVac vaccine  that arrived in Brazil from China at Guarulhos International Airport in  Sao Paulo. Photograph:   Nelson Almeida/AFP via Getty

Having borne the brunt of the coronavirus pandemic, the countries of Latin America and the Caribbean will enter 2021 knowing they face huge challenges(...)

Brazilian president Jair Bolsonaro:  he and his allies  stirred up anti-vaxxer sentiment.  Photograph:   Sergio Lima/AFP via Getty Images

Margaret Keenan appeared all over Brazilian media last week. As the first person in the world to get a jab as part of a mass vaccination programme aga(...)

 Jair Bolsonaro: “You can’t have a judge deciding if you are going to take a vaccine or not,” said the Brazilian president. Photograph:  Andressa Anholete/Getty Images

Brazil is facing another institutional clash over how to tackle the coronavirus outbreak after president Jair Bolsonaro ordered his health minister to(...)

Brazilian president Jair Bolsonaro raises an image of Jesus Christ during a gathering with Catholic and anti-abortion supporters in Brasilia earlier this year. File photograph: Getty

The struggle of a 10-year old rape victim to exercise her constitutional right to an abortion has sparked a major confrontation in Brazil between wome(...)

President of Brazil Jair Bolsonaro, delivers a speech during his isolation in Brasilia. Photograph: Andre Borges/EPA

One reason Brazil has become a textbook case of how not to respond to a global health emergency is that despite being one of the epicentres of the cor(...)

Jair Bolsonaro greets supporters in Brasília  on Sunday. Photograph:  Evaristo Sa/AFP via Getty Images

In mid-March, Brazil took what seemed to be a forceful early strike against the coronavirus pandemic. The health ministry mandated that cruises be ca(...)

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