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Brazilian president Jair Bolsonaro has appeared to struggle with speaking on various occasions in recent weeks.  Photograph: Andre Borges/AFP/Getty

Brazilian president Jair Bolsonaro has been admitted to a hospital to determine what is causing hiccups that have lasted for days, according to a stat(...)

 Brazilian president Jair Bolsonaro with controversial former environment minister Ricardo Salles who announced his resignation on Wednesday. Photograph: Evaristo Sa/AFP/Getty  Images

Brazil’s environment minister has resigned a month after he became the target of a police investigation into illegal logging in the Amazon rainforest(...)

People watch the sunset in the Plaza del Cruzeiro during mass in Brasilia, Brazil as country surpassed 500,000 deaths from Covid-19. Photograph: Fernando Bizerra/EPA

Anti-government protesters took to the streets in cities across Brazil as the nation’s confirmed death toll from Covid-19 soared past half a million. (...)

Brazil’s president Jair Bolsonaro waves at members of the agribusiness community who had gathered to show him their support, in Brasília, Brazil, on Saturday. Photograph: AP Photo/Eraldo Peres

To wander around São Paulo this weekend was to believe the worst of the pandemic was over. Autumn sunshine meant recently reopened parks and the Sunda(...)

Another burial in a cemetery in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The nation  registered  4,211 deaths from Covid-19 on Monday, a record for a 24-hour period. Photograph: Antonio Lacerda/EPA

Brazil’s president Jair Bolsonaro laughed off his country recording more than 4,000 Covid-related deaths in one day for the first time, asking support(...)

Workers lower a coffin into a grave in the Vila Formosa cemetery in São Paulo on Wednesday. Photograph:  Fernando Bizerra

Brazil’s death toll from Covid-19 was set to pass 300,000 on Wednesday with the worsening pandemic now provoking a “humanitarian crisis”, according to(...)

Cardiologist Marcelo Queiroga will replace Eduardo Pazuello who, for  10 months, oversaw catastrophic health missteps as Covid-19 deaths near 300,000. Photograph: Joedson Alves

Brazil’s far-right president Jair Bolsonaro is to appoint his fourth health minister of the coronavirus pandemic in a bid to head off mounting public (...)

Former Brazilian president Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva  during a public press conference in Sao Bernardo do Campo. Photograph:  Alexandre Schneider/Getty Images)

Brazil’s former president Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva returned to the political fray after the annulment of his corruption convictions, as he launched a(...)

A photograph taken with a drone shows relatives as they observe the burial of a 28-year-old young man who died from Covid-19 in the Despraiado cemetery in Cuiaba, capital of Mato Grosso, Brazil. Photograph: Rogerio Florentino/EPA

The daily Covid-19 death toll in Brazil has topped 2,000 for the first time amid a growing second wave of coronavirus and as health systems collapse i(...)

Passengers  disembark  a train at Luz station in São Paulo, Brazil,  on  February 26th,  2021. File photograph: EPA/Sebastiao Moreira

With death tolls soaring and health systems across the country creaking under the strain of a new wave of coronavirus, Brazil is bracing for what heal(...)

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