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Brazil’s right-wing presidential candidate for the Social Liberal Party  Jair Bolsonaro  next to his son and senate candidate Flavio upon arrival at Villa Militar to vote during general elections, in Rio de Janeiro last weekend. Photograph: Fernando Souza/AFP/Getty Images

With more than two weeks to go in a campaign that has already proved wildly unpredictable, it is too soon to call Brazil’s most unsettling presidentia(...)

Jair Bolsonaro, presidential candidate of the Social Liberal Party, after casting his vote in Rio de Janeiro. Photograph: Pilar Olivares/Reuters

A conservative wave crashed over Brazil’s political establishment in Sunday’s election, sweeping away many of its traditional pillars and leaving the (...)

“Despite all of this unequivocal evidence supporting ambitious climate action, Ireland’s performance in meeting the goals of the Paris agreement and EU directives has been dismal”

The stark findings of the UN “1.5 degrees” report on global warming “heralds the end of the fossil fuel era”, according to climate justice campaigner (...)

Brazil’s presidential candidate for the Workers Party Fernando Haddadd speaks about the results of the general elections in Sao Paulo on Sunday. Photograph: AP

A far-right former army captain has won the first round of Brazil’s presidential election by a surprisingly large margin but fell just short of gettin(...)

Jair Bolsonaro, presidential candidate with the Social Liberal Party, gestures next to an electronic voting booth before voting in general elections in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Sunday, October 7th Photograph: Silvia Izquierdo/AP

Early exit polls in Brazil yesterday boosted hopes among supporters of right-wing presidential candidate Jair Bolsonaro that he could outperform recen(...)

Brazilian presidential candidate for the Workers’ Party (PT) Fernando Haddad speaks to the press during a campaign rally in Belo Horizonte,  on Friday. Photograph: Getty Images

Brazil heads into one of its most bitterly polarised elections ever on Sunday with the far-right presidential candidate Jair Bolsonaro surging in fina(...)

Street protest in  Sao Paulo against Jair Bolsonaro, the far-right presidential candidate. Photograph: Victor Moriyama/Getty

Hundreds of thousands of Brazilians took to the streets this weekend to protest against far-right presidential candidate Jair Bolsonaro who leads opin(...)

A supporter holds a mask of Brazil’s former president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva during a campaign rally for  presidential candidate Fernando Haddad in Porto Alegre. Photograph:  Diego Vara/Reuters

From a bunker-like studio deep in the heart of Brazil, Márlon Reis is warning voters to be on the lookout. Recording his latest TV campaign slot litt(...)

Presidential candidate Jair Bolsonaro. Many in Brazil have no doubt about the threat a Bolsonaro presidency would represent to the country’s democratic institutions. Photograph:  Evaristo Sa/AFP/Getty Images

For a law-and-order obsessive who glories in his military background, Brazil’s far-right presidential candidate Jair Bolsonaro got off to an unlikely (...)

Brazilian former president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva waves from a window of the Metallurgical Union, in Sao Bernardo do Campo, Sao Paulo state, last April. Photograph: Miguel Schincariol/AFP/Getty Images

Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva has abandoned his legal efforts to force his way on to the ballot for Brazil’s presidential election next month after the co(...)

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