Brazilian president Jair Bolsonaro. Photograph: Sergio Lima/AFP via Getty

Brazil’s Congress has rejected a proposed change to the country’s voting system without which far-right leader Jair Bolsonaro has threatened not to re(...)

An aerial view of a deforested area close to Sinop, Mato Grosso State, Brazil. Photograph: Florian Plaucheur/AFP

Deforestation in Brazil’s Amazon rainforest surged to a 12-year high in 2020, official government data showed on Monday, with destruction soaring sinc(...)

 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  on a visit to the city of Sao Raimundo Nonato, in the state of Piaui. Photograph: EPA/ Alan Santos

Brazil’s vice-president has defended the response of the country’s leader, Jair Bolsonaro, to the coronavirus pandemic as the Latin American nation ap(...)

Brazilian president Jair Bolsonaro speaks to army general Luiz Eduardo Ramos Baptista Pereira: the generals have been serially humiliated by the president and his sons. Photograph: Fernando Souza/AFP/Getty

For men steeped in grand strategy, the generals who agreed to serve in the administration of Brazil’s far-right president Jair Bolsonaro increasingly (...)

Juan Guaidó and his wife Fabiana Rosales arrive at the EU delegation office in Brasília on Thursday. Photograph: Andre Coelho/Bloomberg

When Venezuela’s opposition leader Juan Guaidó arrived on Thursday in Brazil for talks with president Jair Bolsonaro, he came as a visiting head of st(...)

Venezuela’s opposition leader and self-proclaimed acting president Juan Guaidó (C)  in Caracas. Photograph:  Yuri Cortez/AFP/Getty Images

The imminent arrival in neighbouring countries of humanitarian aid destined for crisis-stricken Venezuela has emerged as the latest flashpoint in the (...)

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(...)