Jair Bolsonaro

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 President Michael D Higgins and his wife Sabina after last weekend’s result was announced. Photograph: Tom Honan

So the dogs have the paws under the presidential table again and the sitting tenants have the lease renewed for another seven years. No doubt the mess(...)

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(...)

Sarah O’Sullivan with her daughter: ‘Brazil voted for the angry army guy, hoping he might put manners on us all.’

“Can we leave Brazil if Bolsonaro becomes president?” my 11-year-old daughter pleaded last January, as we sat at the kitchen table in my parents’ plac(...)

Supporters of far-right presidential candidate Jair Bolsonaro, celebrate in front of his house in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, after he won Brazil’s presidential election, on October 28, 2018. Photo: AFP

With Sunday’s election of Jair Bolsonaro to be the next president of Brazil the world’s increasingly battered liberal order has suffered another blow.(...)

Supporters of far-right presidential winner   Jair Bolsonaro: disappointment seems almost inevitable. Photograph: Mauro Pimentel

Sunday’s victory of the far-right candidate Jair Bolsonaro in Brazil’s presidential election marks a major break with the country’s political traditio(...)

Supporters of Brazilian far-right presidential candidate Jair Bolsonaro celebrate his victory at the Paulista Avenue, in Sao Paulo. Photograph: EPA/Fernando Bizerra

Brazil’s president-elect, the far-right politician Jair Bolsonaro, has promised to defend the country’s constitution and unite a bitterly divided elec(...)

Supporters of Jair Bolsonaro, far-right presidential candidate. Photograph: Sergio Moraes/Reuters

After a bitterly divisive campaign scarred by violence and polluted with fake news, Brazil’s presidential election heads to its conclusion on Sunday w(...)

Fernando Haddad, presidential candidate of Brazil’s leftist Workers’ Party. Photograph: Nacho Doce/Reuters

The evening drizzle, rather than a campaign that appears to be stumbling towards its fate, might explain the sparse turnout, but those who do show up (...)

French president Emmanuel Macron meets  local  residents, officials and emergency services during a visit to  the Aude department in Villalier on Monday, where 14 people died in flash floods. France October 22, 2018. Photograph: Guillaume Horcajuelo/Pool via Reuters

“The world is fracturing . . . Europe is leaning almost everywhere towards the extremes and towards nationalism. Those who don’t see what is happening(...)

Áras an Uachtaráin: I would not trade any of our recent presidents for all the crowned heads of Europe. Photograph: Frank Miller

Fifteen years ago, I was at a conference on Ireland in Charlottesville, Virginia. It was opened by the governor of the state, Mark Warner. After he sp(...)

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