Rodrigo Maia

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Workers bury someone who died with Covid-19, in the Nossa Senhora Aparecida public cemetery in Manaus, Amazonas, Brazil, last week. Photograph: Raphael Alves/EPA

The latest series of blunders in the already heavily criticised pandemic response of Brazilian authorities has led to renewed calls for the removal of(...)

Brazilian president Jair Bolsonaro (left) greets the outgoing health minister Luiz Henrique Mandetta during the swearing-in ceremony of the new minister, Nelson Teich, on Friday. Photograph: Ueslei Marcelino/Reuters

The political crisis caused by Brazilian president Jair Bolsonaro’s controversial response to the coronavirus pandemic has intensified after he dismi(...)

The president of the Brazilian chamber of deputies, speaker Rodrigo Maia, during his visit to Ireland, on an invitation by the Ceann Comhairle, Seán Ó Fearghaíl. Photograph: Alan Betson

Brazilian president Jair Bolsonaro created the impression that Brazil was encouraging the deforestation of the Amazon, but this was not the case, one(...)

Brazilian president Jair Bolsonaro attends a ceremony  at the Itaguaí Naval Complex in Rio de Janeiro. Photograph: Mauro Pimentel/AFP via Getty Images

An escalating power struggle within the political party of president Jair Bolsonaro is threatening to destabilise the Brazilian government as it reach(...)

Supporters of Brazilian president Jair Bolsonaro demonstrate along Paulista Avenue in São Paulo on Sunday. Photograph:  Nelson Almeida/AFP/Getty Images

The crisis between Brazilian president Jair Bolsonaro and the country’s Congress looks set to intensify after large protests in favour of the far-righ(...)

 There is tension between the military wing of the new administration and Brazil’s president  Jair Bolsonaro (pictured).  Photograph:  Fernando Souza / AFP

More than half a century later, the anniversary of Brazil’s 1964 military coup is still a divisive date in the country’s political calendar. For the (...)

Brazilian president Michel Temer is to be tried by the supreme court on corruption charges. Photograph:  Mauro Pimentel/AFP/Getty Images

Brazil’s lower house of congress is scheduled to vote on Wednesday on whether to remove a second president in little over a year. But despite mountin(...)

Brazilian president Michel Temer. Photograph: Evaristo Sa/AFP/Getty Images

Brazil was plunged into a new constitutional crisis on Monday night when Michel Temer became the first serving president to be formally charged with c(...)

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(...)

Soldiers patrol the streets of Vitória, Espírito Santo, Brazil on Thursday: residents locked themselves in their homes as violence swept through the city after police went on strike. Photograph: Antonio Lacerda/EPA

Brazil’s violent start to the year has worsened with a police strike provoking a wave of killings in the southeastern state of Espírito Santo. Over (...)