Latin America

Brazilian protesters call for President Temer to resign

Brazilians stage protests around the country to call for president to step down or be impeached after graft charges.

Health

Could a penicillin shortage be endangering your health?

Once considered a miracle drug, few companies now make the antibiotic, and antibiotic resistance is rising as a result.

Why is the world suffering from a penicillin shortage?

Opinion

What next for Brazil’s decaying kleptocracy?

Times are bleak for the South American giant.

Dawisson Belem Lopes

by Dawisson Belem Lopes

Dawisson Belem Lopes

Politics

Brazil's Temer demands suspension of corruption probe

Brazil's president responds to allegations of obstruction of justice, claiming evidence against him was 'doctored'.

Brazil's Temer demands suspension of corruption probe

Latin America

Temer 'obstructed justice, took millions in bribes'

Brazilian presidency denies allegations after prosecutors accuse Temer of attempting to derail 'Car Wash' graft probe.

Michel Temer accused of obstruction of justice

Latin America

Brazil’s supreme court orders probe against president

The Supreme Court of Brazil has approved an investigation against President Michel Temer over allegations he bribed a witness in a corruption inquiry. Thousands have taken to the streets calling for his impeachment.

Latin America

Brazil's beleaguered President Temer refuses to resign

Protests called in Brazil's main cities after President Michel Temer, accused of bribery, refuses to step down.

Brazil's beleaguered President Temer refuses to resign

Latin America

Brazil president secretly taped approving bribe: report

Michel Temer's office immediately denies reported allegation that he authorised hush-money payment to jailed politician.

Michel Temer 'taped approving Eduardo Cunha bribe'

Latin America

Ex-president enjoys support despite corruption scandal

Lula da Silva, Brazil’s former president, is being investigated over 'Operation Car Wash', the nickname given for the country’s largest corruption scandal.

Opinion

There is no justice for the poor in Brazil

Rafael Braga, Brazil's symbol of institutionalised racism and criminalisation of poverty, is going to prison - again.

Raphael Tsavkko Garcia

by Raphael Tsavkko Garcia

Raphael Tsavkko Garcia

Latin America

Brazil says emergency over Zika virus is over

The move follows a dramatic fall in number of victims, 18 months after a surge in cases caused a public health scare.

Brazil ends state of emergency over Zika virus

Latin America

Brazil's Lula calls corruption case 'a farce'

Ex-president is accused of receiving beach apartment as bribe in a wider corruption scheme upending Brazil's politics.

The Listening Post

Brazil general strike: Behind the media silence

We examine why Brazil's media outlets treated a national strike that paralysed much of the country as a non-story.

The Listening Post

Brazil: An inconvenient protest for the media

Why Brazil's strike was largely ignored by the country's big media outlets. Plus, the challenges of reporting Chechnya.

Latin America

Anti-austerity strike paralyses cities across Brazil

The 24-hour strike against President Temer's proposed labour reforms turns violent affecting transport in major cities.

Anti-Temer strike paralyses major cities in Brazil