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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(...)

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(...)

Brazil’s former president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva greets supporters during a rally in Francisco Beltrao, Parana state, Brazil, on Monday. Photograph: Eraldo Peres/AP

The campaign convoy of former president Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva was hit by gunfire on Tuesday night in the latest escalation of increasingly fraught(...)

A portrait of Brazilian councilwoman Marielle Franco, painted on the wall where she was murdered, in Rio de Janeiro. Photograph: Marcelo Sayao/EPA

The assassination of an elected official represents a challenge to any democracy. But the brutal murder of Rio de Janeiro city council member Marielle(...)

Demonstrators shout slogans during a protest against the murder of Marielle Franco in  Rio de Janeiro last week. Photograph:  Mauro Pimentel/AFP/Getty Images

Despite living in a country in which about 60,000 people die violently each year, the assassination last week of Rio de Janeiro city council member Ma(...)

Brazil’s president, Michel Temer, whose pensions reform plan, already heavily watered down since it was unveiled a year ago, was last week all but abandoned. Photograph: Adriano Machado/Reuters

In a bitter historical irony Brazil’s pensions system, originally created to provide a social safety net and so promote greater equality, has morphed (...)

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It was after 10.30pm on March 7th when a car carrying billionaire Joesley Batista pulled up at the Jaburu Palace, one of the modernist masterpieces by(...)

Corruption charges: Brazil’s former presidents Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva and Dilma Rousseff are both accused of bribery. Photograph: Igo Estrela/Getty

The former Brazilian president Dilma Rousseff has been formally charged for the first time in the South American country’s three-year-old investigatio(...)

An aerial view of a forest  area devastated by clandestine gold mining in the Jamanxim National Forest, state of Para, northern Brazil. Brazil’s president Michel Temer’s has offered a recent decree to boost the mining industry. Photograph: Antonio Scorza/AFP/Getty Images.

Brazil’s decision to allow mining in the Amazon is sparking a war of words as the government calls opponents alarmists and a politician threatens to s(...)

Brazilian president Michel Temer: In the run-up to the vote Mr Temer showered deputies with funds for their pet projects and state roles for their allies in an effort to shore up his support.  Photograph:  Eraldo Peres/AP

Brazil’s President Michel Temer has been left counting the cost of his successful effort to see off a bid to remove him from office on corruption char(...)

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