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Brazil election: is Jair Bolsonaro preparing to stage a coup?
Brazil’s president Jair Bolsonaro speaks to supporters during a demonstration on Brazil's Independence Day on 7 September 2021 in Sao Paulo, Brazil
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Brazil election: is Jair Bolsonaro preparing to stage a coup?

Opposition candidate now ‘clear favourite’ to win, but Bolsonaro’s behaviour is still cause for alarm
16 Sep 2021
Why are Covid cases in ‘epicentre’ South America suddenly falling?
The Parque Taruma Cemetery in Manaus, Brazil
Today’s big question

Why are Covid cases in ‘epicentre’ South America suddenly falling?

The region accounted for a quarter of all coronavirus deaths until recently
6 Sep 2021
Is time running out for Jair Bolsonaro?
Jair Bolsonaro
In Depth

Is time running out for Jair Bolsonaro?

‘Trump of the tropics’ facing public outrage over coronavirus chaos and corruption scandal
13 Jul 2021
‘Soon there will be a new cultural and political dividing line: face masks’
Boris Johnson wearing a face mask
Instant Opinion

‘Soon there will be a new cultural and political dividing line: face masks’

Your digest of analysis and commentary from the British and international press
5 Jul 2021
Biden mulls Bolsonaro climate deal amid ‘record assault’ on Amazon
Jair Bolsonaro
Between the lines

Biden mulls Bolsonaro climate deal amid ‘record assault’ on Amazon

Area of rainforest equivalent in size to Isle of Man destroyed in April alone
10 May 2021
Why Bolsonaro is being deserted by his top brass
Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro
In Depth

Why Bolsonaro is being deserted by his top brass

Brazilian president is battling for political survival amid surging Covid death toll
1 Apr 2021
Vaccine diplomacy boosts China’s leverage
A delivery of the Sinovac vaccine arrives in Sao Paulo
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Vaccine diplomacy boosts China’s leverage

Brazilian U-turn on Huawei hints at political cost of coronavirus jabs
17 Mar 2021

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Brazil’s Covid ‘atom bomb’ could go worldwide, experts warn
The intensive care unit at Gilberto Novaes Hospital in Manaus, Brazil
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Brazil’s Covid ‘atom bomb’ could go worldwide, experts warn

South American giant on verge of becoming a ‘breeding ground’ for new variants
10 Mar 2021
Why is Brazil’s Lula still so popular?
Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva
In Depth

Why is Brazil’s Lula still so popular?

Annulment of corruption conviction stokes suggestion of a presidential run next year
9 Mar 2021
Race to track down UK patient infected with Brazil Covid strain
A traveller leaves the Heathrow Radisson Blu after completing the quarantine period
The latest on . . .

Race to track down UK patient infected with Brazil Covid strain

Officials appeal for anyone without result from test done on 12 or 13 February to come forward
1 Mar 2021
How Brazil responded to its new Covid variant
Residents in Manaus attend a mass burial during Brazil’s first wave
Getting to grips with . . .

How Brazil responded to its new Covid variant

Scientists left helpless in effort to track spread of more infectious strain
17 Feb 2021
What we know about the Brazilian Covid strain
Mass graves dug for Covid victims in Manaus
Getting to grips with . . .

What we know about the Brazilian Covid strain

Government imposes travel ban in response to mutation that may evade antibodies
14 Jan 2021
How an Amazonian city may have hit herd immunity
A coronavirus mass grave in Manaus, Brazil, earlier this year
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How an Amazonian city may have hit herd immunity

The authorities in Manaus made little attempt to halt spread of Covid-19 - yet the virus seems to have run out of steam there
26 Aug 2020
How Uruguay bucked South American trends to beat coronavirus
Uruguay coronavirus
In Depth

How Uruguay bucked South American trends to beat coronavirus

The small nation’s decisive response stands in stark contrast to those of neighbouring countries
29 Jul 2020
Strangest Covid quotes from world leaders
Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro
In Depth

Strangest Covid quotes from world leaders

Brazilian president struck down by virus he previously described as a ‘little cold’
8 Jul 2020
Why Peru’s swift Covid lockdown didn't work
People queue for aid bonuses in Peru
In Depth

Why Peru’s swift Covid lockdown didn't work

Latin American country reacted quickly to pandemic yet is second-worst affected nation in the region
16 Jun 2020
How Brazil was dragged towards coronavirus chaos
Manaus mass graves, Coronavirus
In Depth

How Brazil was dragged towards coronavirus chaos

South American nation stops reporting Covid-19 death toll and wipes official data
9 Jun 2020
How two Latin American giants sleepwalked into coronavirus
Mexico
In Depth

How two Latin American giants sleepwalked into coronavirus

Brazilian and Mexican leaders continue to downplay crisis even as death tolls hits record highs
14 May 2020
Brazilian minister says coronavirus is Chinese plan
Abraham Weintraub
In Brief

Brazilian minister says coronavirus is Chinese plan

Relations between the two nations have been strained for months
7 Apr 2020
How Brazilian drug gangs are fighting coronavirus
Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro
In Depth

How Brazilian drug gangs are fighting coronavirus

Traffickers imposing containment measures amid criticism of government inaction
26 Mar 2020
Why Brazil’s jailed former president could be freed
Lula, Brazil
In Depth

Why Brazil’s jailed former president could be freed

Supreme Court overturns law that saw dozens jailed the largest corruption scandal in the country’s history
8 Nov 2019
Brazil oil spill: who is responsible?
Brazil oil spill
In Depth

Brazil oil spill: who is responsible?

Leaked documents show government blames Venezuela for mystery spill that has affected more than 1,000 miles of pristine coastline
24 Oct 2019
Not just the Amazon: the world’s forgotten fires
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Not just the Amazon: the world’s forgotten fires

Major fires in Bolivia and central Africa have not attracted same attention as Brazil’s blaze
28 Aug 2019
Instant Opinion: Nazi salute ‘deepest betrayal’ of America
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Instant Opinion: Nazi salute ‘deepest betrayal’ of America

Your guide to the best columns and commentary on Friday 23 August
23 Aug 2019
Brazil school shooting ‘inspired by Columbine’
Brazil school shooting
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Brazil school shooting ‘inspired by Columbine’

Former students use guns, crossbow and hatchet in attack that leaves eight people dead
14 Mar 2019
How did a humpback whale end up in the Amazon rainforest?
Whale
In Brief

How did a humpback whale end up in the Amazon rainforest?

Ten-ton marine mammal was found in wooded area about 50ft from ocean shore
26 Feb 2019
Flamengo fire: ten dead at Brazilian club’s training ground
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Flamengo fire: ten dead at Brazilian club’s training ground

At least three further people have been taken to hospital following blaze at Rio de Janeiro complex
8 Feb 2019
Brazil’s first openly gay MP quits following death threats
Jean Wyllys, Brazil
In Review

Brazil’s first openly gay MP quits following death threats

Jean Wyllys says his reputation has been ‘destroyed by lies’ amid increasing homophobia under new president Jair Bolsonaro
25 Jan 2019
Paradise found: a journey through Brazil’s balmy northeast
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Paradise found: a journey through Brazil’s balmy northeast

Urban thrills and barefoot beach chic in Recife and Kenoa
14 Dec 2018
Brazil cathedral shooting: five dead in church attack
Campinas cathedral shooting
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Brazil cathedral shooting: five dead in church attack

Shooter identified as a 49-year-old systems analyst with no criminal record
12 Dec 2018
The world’s wildest countries
Coyotes Buttes
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The world’s wildest countries

Humans have ‘modified’ 77% of the Earth’s surface. So what remains unspoiled?
1 Nov 2018
How ‘South America’s Trump’ will change Brazil
Brazilian presidential candidate Jair Bolsonaro was stabbed at a campaign rally
In Depth

How ‘South America’s Trump’ will change Brazil

Former army captain has pledged to boost economy but fears remain over environment and LGBT issues
29 Oct 2018
Far-right candidate Jair Bolsonaro ahead in Brazil election
Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro
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Far-right candidate Jair Bolsonaro ahead in Brazil election

Bolsonaro takes the lead but fails to win outright majority, forcing run-off
8 Oct 2018
Lula abandons Brazilian presidential bid
Lula has abandoned his bid for Brazilian presidency weeks out from October election
In Brief

Lula abandons Brazilian presidential bid

Former president barred from running over corruption conviction
12 Sep 2018
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