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Jair Bolsonaro greets supporters in Brasília  on Sunday. Photograph:  Evaristo Sa/AFP via Getty Images

In mid-March, Brazil took what seemed to be a forceful early strike against the coronavirus pandemic. The health ministry mandated that cruises be ca(...)

Brazilian president Jair Bolsonaro at a rally in Brasília on Sunday. Protesters demanded an end to the country’s Covid-19 shutdown and called for the military to intervene against congress.  Photograph: Joedson Alves/EPA

President Jair Bolsonaro was on Monday forced to deny he wants to close Brazil’s congress just a day after attending a rally calling for the military (...)

Two Chinese kids wear protective masks as they visit the Temple of Heaven in Beijing, China. Photograph: Lintao Zhang/Getty

The novel coronavirus known as Covid-19 has infected more than 2 million people around the world, with the death toll from the virus now standing at a(...)

Volunteers members of Associacao Acao Comunitaria Nova Heliopolis distribute food in Heliopolis favela  during the coronavirus pandemic in Sao Paulo, Brazil. Photograph:  Rodrigo Paiva/Getty

Janice Lorena Leal earned a steady income working as an events photographer in the city of São Paulo over the last decade, which in economic terms was(...)

Brazil’s president Jair Bolsonaro: “The generals in the palace know Bolsonaro is completely out of his depth. He is the wrong man in the wrong place at the wrong time,” says political consultant André Pereira César.  Photograph: Adriano Machado/Reuters

Despite Brazil now tracking the UK’s trajectory for increases in new coronavirus cases, president Jair Bolsonaro remains resolutely focused on undermi(...)

Brazil president Jair Bolsonaro has called demands that he self-isolate a ‘coup’ against him. Photograph: Reuters

An attempt to impeach Brazil’s far-right president Jair Bolsonaro over his handling of Covid-19 has been frustrated by the growing impact of the pande(...)

 President of Brazil Jair Bolsonaro talks with Brazil’s Economy Minister Paulo Guedes during the “Ceremony of the New Housing Credit Program” at the Planalto Palace  in Brasilia, Brazil. File Photograph: Andressa Anholete/Getty Images

Celebrating the recent plunge of the Brazilian real against the US dollar, Brazil’s finance minister Paulo Guedes said at least it meant domestic maid(...)

Dona Hermínia (played by comedian Paulo Gustavo), a housewife from Niterói, in My Mother is a Piece of Work 3. Photograph: Facebook

Brazil’s box-office wars this holiday season have seen the force desert the Skywalker clan. One of the galaxy’s most storied families has been bested (...)

Brazil’s senator Flávio Bolsonaro and his father President Jair Bolsonaro have rejected allegations of involvement. Photograph: Reuters

Public prosecutors in Rio de Janeiro have once again linked the family of Brazil’s far-right president Jair Bolsonaro to members of the criminal organ(...)

Emma Cahill playing the drumms in Salvador, Brazil.

“But … Brazil is so dangerous?” was the most common response I received when I announced I would be moving to the capital city of the carnival country(...)

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