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A billboard for presidential candidate Jair Bolsonaro, at Garanhuns, Brazil, taken on  August 3rd, 2018. FIle photograph: Ueslei Marcelino/Reuters

On the eve of Brazil’rs last presidential election in 2014, news suddenly started spreading online and across WhatsApp that a key informant in the Pet(...)

Brazilian President Michel Temer. Photograph: Evaristo Saevaristo Sa/AFP/Getty

Considering the trouble he currently finds himself in, Michel Temer’s continued occupancy of Brazil’s presidential palace is something of a minor poli(...)

Brazil’s prosecutor general Rodrigo Janot: his request to open 83 formal inquiries is based on plea-bargain testimony from executives of Odebrecht, Brazil’s biggest construction conglomerate. Photograph: Ueslei Marcelino/Reuters

Brazil’s long-running corruption crisis has escalated dramatically after the country’s chief federal prosecutor asked the supreme court to investigate(...)

Brazil’s president Michel Temer, who has lost a minister month, most in controversial circumstances, since he was sworn in in May last year. Photograph: Evaristo Sa/AFP/Getty Images

Brazil’s president Michel Temer was dragged deeper into the Petrobras corruption scandal after one of his closest friends told prosecutors he acted as(...)

A file photograph  of then Brazilian president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva posing with his hands full of oil on October 28th, 2010, as he takes part in a Petrobras publicity event. Photograph: Marcelo Sayao/EPA

Brazil’s former president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva was briefly detained for questioning on Friday in a federal investigation of a vast corruption sc(...)

Demonstrators protest in Rio de Janeiro during the national strike day last month against the economic policies of Brazilian president Dilma Rousseff. Since June, Brazil has seen street protests to demand better public services and an end to political corruption. Photograph: Vanderlei Almeida/ AFP/Getty

When Brazil avoided the fallout from the financial crisis on 2008, it became a darling of foreign investors desperately seeking somewhere to put their(...)