Brazil’s president’s one-time ultra-rightwing guru Olavo de Carvalho: Late adviser has blood on his hands, his estranged daughter claims. Photograph:  Alan Santos

The former astrologer who became an ideological guru to the administration of Brazil’s far-right president Jair Bolsonaro has died days after contract(...)

Brazilian president Jair Bolsonaro speaks to army general Luiz Eduardo Ramos Baptista Pereira: the generals have been serially humiliated by the president and his sons. Photograph: Fernando Souza/AFP/Getty

For men steeped in grand strategy, the generals who agreed to serve in the administration of Brazil’s far-right president Jair Bolsonaro increasingly (...)

Brazilian president Jair Bolsonaro,  vice-president Hamilton Mourão (left) and army commander Edson Pujol at a ceremony to mark Army Day, in Brasília earlier this month. File photograph: Getty

Of all the infighting that has marked the first four months of Brazilian president Jair Bolsonaro’s administration, the most bizarre scrap involves a (...)