Sarah O’Sullivan with her daughter: ‘Brazil voted for the angry army guy, hoping he might put manners on us all.’

“Can we leave Brazil if Bolsonaro becomes president?” my 11-year-old daughter pleaded last January, as we sat at the kitchen table in my parents’ plac(...)

Supporters of Brazilian far-right presidential candidate Jair Bolsonaro celebrate his victory at the Paulista Avenue, in Sao Paulo. Photograph: EPA/Fernando Bizerra

Brazil’s president-elect, the far-right politician Jair Bolsonaro, has promised to defend the country’s constitution and unite a bitterly divided elec(...)

Supporters of Jair Bolsonaro, far-right presidential candidate. Photograph: Sergio Moraes/Reuters

After a bitterly divisive campaign scarred by violence and polluted with fake news, Brazil’s presidential election heads to its conclusion on Sunday w(...)

Fernando Haddad, presidential candidate of Brazil’s leftist Workers’ Party. Photograph: Nacho Doce/Reuters

The evening drizzle, rather than a campaign that appears to be stumbling towards its fate, might explain the sparse turnout, but those who do show up (...)

Supporters of Jair Bolsonaro, the far-right presidential candidate, shout slogans during a demonstration in Sao Paulo, Brazil, over the weekend. Photograph: Nacho Doce/Reuters

The campaign of Brazil’s far-right presidential candidate Jair Bolsonaro has been accused of fascism and coup-mongering after a video emerged of his s(...)

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 (...)

Brazil’s right-wing presidential candidate for the Social Liberal Party (PSL) Jair Bolsonaro: party increased its share of vote by 1,341 per cent . Photograph: Mauro Pimentel

With the country’s favourite clown, a male porn star and a descendant of the former royal family among those returned, Brazil’s congressional election(...)

Far-right candidate for the Brazilian presidency, Jair Bolsonaro, speaks to journalists in Rio de Janeiro on Wednesday. Photograph: Marcelo Sayao/EPA

Brazilian far-right presidential candidate Jair Bolsonaro said on Wednesday that electoral victory was “within reach” and his campaign team said it ha(...)

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(...)

Brazil’s right-wing presidential candidate for the Social Liberal Party  Jair Bolsonaro  next to his son and senate candidate Flavio upon arrival at Villa Militar to vote during general elections, in Rio de Janeiro last weekend. Photograph: Fernando Souza/AFP/Getty Images

With more than two weeks to go in a campaign that has already proved wildly unpredictable, it is too soon to call Brazil’s most unsettling presidentia(...)

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