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A rescue crew works through the aftermath of the dam burst in Brumadinho, Brazil on January 25th Photograph:  Washington Alves/Reuters

Brazilian rescuers have found seven bodies of people swept away by a burst tailings dam and more are expected to be found, with about 200 people still(...)

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(...)

Native Korubo Isolado, from the Brazilian state of Acre, poses at the abandoned and crumbling Indian Museum complex, near the National Museum where  a fire caused an irreparable loss for the indigenous cultures, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on Tuesday.  Photograph: Carl de Souza/AFP/Getty Images

The fire that destroyed Brazil’s national museum just months after the institution celebrated its 200th anniversary is a tragedy whose impact has been(...)

Brazil’s president Dilma Rousseff:  The  lower house of congress voted by 367 to 137 on Sunday night to send her for trial before the senate over accusations that she had broken budgetary laws. Photograph: Ueslei Marcelino/Reuters

Brazil’s political crisis shows no sign of abating as President Dilma Rousseff and her Workers’ Party (WP) signalled they are determined to continuing(...)

Brazil’s president and Workers’ Party presidential candidate Dilma Rousseff greets her supporters at a rally near Rio de Janeiro on Wednesday. Rousseff is ahead in polls. Photograph: Ricardo Morae/Reuter

Dilma Rousseff is favourite to win a second four-year term as Brazil’s president in tomorrow’s election with opinion poll showing she has carved out a(...)

Brazilian Social Democracy Party presidential candidate Aecio Neves: spectacular political resurrection. Photograph: AP Photo/Eugenio Savio

After a contest already full of twists and turns, Brazilian voters delivered a major surprise on Sunday when they dumped Marina Silva out of the count(...)

Brazilian socialist presidential candidate Marina Silva (top centre)  is mobbed as she arrives at the airport in her hometown of Rio Branco, where she will vote in the general elections today. Photograph: Sergio Moraes/Reuters.

Brazilians vote today in the most unpredictable presidential election in decades and the first since the end of an economic boom underpinning the left(...)

Brazilian presidential candidates Dilma Roussef (left) and Marina Silva before their final campaign debate on TV Globo in Rio de Janeiro. Photograph: EPA/Antonio Lacerda

At the heart of tomorrow’s presidential election in Brazil is a remarkable political epic starring three former colleagues now locked in a bitter d(...)

Brazil goes to the polls
  • World
  • October 2, 2014, 01:01

Strange as it may seem the protest vote is not with Dilma Roussef, Brazil’s former guerilla president. She may have inherited the mantle of the Worker(...)

Jovita Rosa in front of Brazil’s congress building in Brasília: ‘In Brazil it is not the lack of money that explains poor public services but corruption, and corruption flourishes because hidden business interests do not want public services to work.’ Photograph: Tom Hennigan

When Jovita Rosa approaches people while canvassing in Guará, a satellite city of nearby Brasília, most strike an inherently suspicious pose. Even her(...)

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