Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva,  former president of Brazil, greets supporters in São Paulo in April 2018. Was leading in the polls last year to win another presidential term even after he went to jail. Photograph: Lalo de Almeida/The New York Times

Former Brazilian president Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva , who was jailed in April on a corruption conviction, was sentenced on Wednesday to nearly 13 mor(...)

Brazilian judge Sergio Moro leaves the house of president-elect Jair Bolsonaro in Rio de Janeiro after a meeting on Thursday. Photograph: Mauro Pimentel/AFP/Getty Images

Brazilian far-right president-elect Jair Bolsonaro has convinced crusading anti-graft judge Sergio Moro to become his justice minister, delighting su(...)

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(...)

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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(...)

Corruption charges: Brazil’s former presidents Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva and Dilma Rousseff are both accused of bribery. Photograph: Igo Estrela/Getty

The former Brazilian president Dilma Rousseff has been formally charged for the first time in the South American country’s three-year-old investigatio(...)