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Former Brazilian president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva during a public press conference. Photograph: Fernando Bizerra jnr/EPA

In Brazil it was a week when the public health emergency caused by coronavirus reached critical new levels. A denialist president, a health minister (...)

Brazilian president Jair Bolsonaro: Last week said he had ended the country’s Car Wash anti-corruption drive “because there is no more corruption in government”. Photograph: Evaristo Sa/AFP via Getty Images

A senior ally of Brazil’s far-right president Jair Bolsonaro was found hiding money in his underwear by police investigating the embezzlement of publi(...)

Jair Bolsonaro: embracing populism. Photograph: Andre Borges/Bloomberg

Jair Bolsonaro might have overseen one of the worst responses to the coronavirus pandemic anywhere but you would not necessarily know it today. A few(...)

Brazil’s president Jair Bolsonaro: The country leads the world for daily deaths from Covid-19. The official total death toll exceeds 40,000. Photograph: Joedson Alves

Brazil’s congress has vowed to block an attempt by President Jair Bolsonaro to use the coronavirus pandemic as cover to seize control over swathes of (...)

Inmates and a hostage on the top of a tower of the Puraquequara prison during a rebellion during which seven prison guards were taken hostage, in Manaus. Photograph: Michael Dantas/AFP via Getty

For Sara, dealing with the fear provoked by the coronavirus pandemic has been particularly difficult, leaving her on anti-anxiety medication. She says(...)

Brazil’s justice minister Sérgio Moro arrives to give a press conference in Brasília to announce his resignation on Friday. Photograph: Eraldo Peres/AP

One of the most popular and powerful figures in Jair Bolsonaro’s far-right administration – the celebrity justice minister Sérgio Moro – has resigned,(...)

A poster depicting slain city councillor of the Municipal Chamber of Rio de Janeiro for the Socialism and Liberty Party  Marielle Franco: Adriano Nóbrega was a suspect in her murder. Photograph: Daniel Ramalho/AFP

The killing by police of a fugitive linked to the family of Brazil’s president Jair Bolsonaro and who was also a suspect in the 2018 murder of Rio cit(...)

Glenn Greenwald became known internationally for his role in the publication of classified US national security documents leaked by  Edward Snowden in 2013. Photograph: Evaristo Sa/AFP via Getty

Brazilian federal prosecutors charged US journalist Glenn Greenwald on Tuesday with assisting a group of hackers who intercepted the cellular phone ca(...)

Brazil’s Supreme Court voted on Thursday to overturn a ruling requiring convicted criminals to go to jail after losing their first appeal, allowing former president Lula to be freed. File photograph: Nelson Almeida/AFP via Getty

A Brazilian federal judge has ordered the immediate release of former president Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva after the country’s supreme court paved the (...)

The councilwoman  whose assassination convulsed Brazil. Marielle Franco was a rising force in Rio politics when she was killed by shots fired from a car which pulled alongside the one she was travelling in. Photograph:  Renan Olaz

Brazil’s far-right president Jair Bolsonaro has reacted with fury to a media report linking him to the murder of Marielle Franco, the Rio de Janeiro c(...)

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