Jair Bolsonaro

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The Maracana Stadium  in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Photograph: Buda Mendes/Getty

The Brazilian president, Jair Bolsonaro, has sparked outrage after approving plans to hold South America’s answer to the European Championship in his (...)

Workers stand next to coffins of Covid-19 victims at El Angel cemetery, in Lima, Peru, in May 2020. Photograph: AFP via Getty Images

Peru has said its Covid-19 death toll is almost three times as high as it had officially counted, making it one of the hardest-hit nations during the (...)

Alexander Lukashenko:  it was remarkable to witness the speed with which the EU  moved to act against the Belarusian dictator after the outrageous arrests of Roman Protasevich and his partner, Sofia Sapega. Photograph: Dmitry Astakhov/AFP/Getty Images

Even as Alexander Lukashenko finds ever more brutal ways to repress his own people and aggravate his European neighbours, the Belarusian leader can se(...)

Brazil’s environment minister Ricardo Salles: US officials suspect corrupt Brazilian officials are providing falsified paperwork for illegally felled Amazonian hardwoods exported to the US. Photograph: Sergio Lima

Federal police in Brazil raided the homes of environment minister Ricardo Salles on Wednesday as part of an investigation into illegal logging in the (...)

Brazil’s president Jair Bolsonaro waves at members of the agribusiness community who had gathered to show him their support, in Brasília, Brazil, on Saturday. Photograph: AP Photo/Eraldo Peres

To wander around São Paulo this weekend was to believe the worst of the pandemic was over. Autumn sunshine meant recently reopened parks and the Sunda(...)

Elderly citizens wait for their turn to get a dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine at a centre in Lima this week. Photogrph: Getty

Suffering from a lack of access to vaccines, Latin America is experiencing another surge in coronavirus cases across a region already the hardest hit (...)

Multiple funeral pyres of  patients who died of Covid-19  are seen burning at a ground that has been converted into a crematorium for mass cremation of coronavirus victims, in New Delhi. Photograph: AP Photo

As India on Thursday reported the world’s worst one-day rise in coronavirus infections so far – 314,835 – the country’s overwhelmed health system teet(...)

US vice-president Kamala Harris speaking from the White House during the virtual leaders’ summit on climate on Thursday. Photograph: White House/Bloomberg

 US president Joe Biden has committed the US to a 50-52 per cent reduction in its carbon emissions by 2030; doubling its ambition set out in the (...)

In 2018 former president of Brazil Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva was convicted of taking bribes from engineering firms in return for public contracts. File photograph: Miguel Schincariol/AFP via Getty

A majority of Brazil’s Supreme Court confirmed on Thursday a decision to annul criminal convictions against former president Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva(...)

Women  in São Paulo on International Women’s Day. Numerous studies show sexual misconduct against women is rampant in Brazilian workplaces. File photograph: Fabio Vieira/Photo via Getty Images

Nobody in São Paulo watches the TV channel dedicated to covering the Brazilian state’s legislative assembly. But the cameras roll on regardless, which(...)

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