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(...)

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 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 (...)

People place candles beside a picture of Fidel Castro, as part of a tribute,  in Tegucigalpa, Honduras, following the announcement of the Cuban leader’s death. Photograph: Jorge Cabrera/Reuters

With the death on Friday of former Cuban leader Fidel Castro at the age of 90 Latin America has lost its most important political figure of the 20th c(...)

Brazil’s vice president Michel Temer applauds Dila Rousseff during her inauguration as president in January 2015.  Photograph: Marcelo Sayao/ EPA

The man poised to become Brazil’s new leader has spent decades in politics and is known for his quiet yet calculating demeanor, fine suits, and a penc(...)

Brazil’s president Dilma Rousseff at the opening ceremony of the National Conference on Human Rights. Ueslei Marcelino/Reuters

Nearly two weeks after Brazil’s lower house of congress voted to impeach her, the administration of president Dilma Rousseff is limping towards its da(...)

Brazil’s President Dilma Roussef has become more isolated than ever in the presidential palace. Photograph: Carlos Pazos/Reuters

Brazil’s president Dilma Rousseff is in deep trouble.Though she has barely started her second term after securing re-election last October, she alread(...)

Brazil’s presidential candidates Dilma Rousseff of the Workers Party (left) and Aécio Neves of the Social Democratic Party after their television debate this week. Photograph: Paulo Whitaker/Reuters

A rite of passage among new correspondents in Brazil is to wonder why, in a country where coalitions are inevitable, the Workers Party and the Soci(...)

Brazilian presidential candidate Aécio Neves at a campaign rally in Rio de Janeiro. “If I win the elections it is going to be very good for Brazil . . . But if I don’t win, and this could happen, it is going to be very good for me from a personal point of view.” Photograph: Antonio Lacerda/EPA

Towards the end of a recent profile in Piauí­ magazine, Brazilian presidential candidate Aécio Neves told the monthly’s reporter: “If I win the ele(...)