Supporters of former Brazilian president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva attend a vigil outside the Federal Police Superintendence in Curitiba, Brazil. Photograph: Rodolfo Buhrer/Reuters

On a cold winter’s evening most workers commuting out of São Paulo’s Faria Lima business district show no interest in the few canvassers trying to dru(...)

Presidential candidate Jair Bolsonaro carried on the shoulders of a supporter moments before being stabbed during a campaign rally in Juiz de Fora, Brazil on Thursday. Photograph: Antonio Scorza/Agencia O Globo via AP

The stabbing at a campaign rally of the far-right candidate Jair Bolsonaro in Brazil’s presidential election will likely have serious if for now unpre(...)

A billboard for presidential candidate Jair Bolsonaro, at Garanhuns, Brazil, taken on  August 3rd, 2018. FIle photograph: Ueslei Marcelino/Reuters

On the eve of Brazil’rs last presidential election in 2014, news suddenly started spreading online and across WhatsApp that a key informant in the Pet(...)

Supporters of Brazil’s jailed, former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva rally to support him in Brasilia. Photograph: Eraldo Peres/AP Photo

After a pre-campaign lasting more than a year, Brazil’s presidential election formally got under way this week with the start of the race overshadowed(...)


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(...)

The graves at Nossa Senhora Aparecida Cemetery of the inmates killed in the recent riots in prisons in Manaus, Amazonas state, Brazil. Photograph: Raphael Alves/AFP/Getty Images

The official in charge of a Brazilian prison where 56 inmates were murdered on New Year’s Day has been suspended from his job amid allegations he acce(...)

Hundreds of workers take part in a demonstration called by several trade unions on Paulista Avenue in Sao Paulo, Brazil on September 22nd, 2016. Photograph: Miguel Schincariol/AFP/Getty Images

It is not just in the United States that a former host of The Apprentice is gunning for electoral success. In São Paulo businessman João Doria jr, wh(...)

Protesters scuffle with police today outside the closed entrance of Ana Rosa subway station during the fifth day of a continuing metro workers’ protest in Sao Paulo, Brazil. Photograph: Damir Sagolj/Reuters

Subway workers went on strike in Sao Paulo, Brazil for a fifth day today even after a court ruled the stoppage illegal, spreading chaos across the cou(...)

Protesters  during a demonstration in São Paulo recently. Street protests across Brazil were sparked by the high cost of using chronically overcrowded public transport in São Paulo. Photograph: Mauricio Lima/New York Times

Authorities in Brazil are investigating whether some of Europe’s leading engineering firms defrauded the country’s taxpayers of hundreds of millions o(...)