Sam Cowie

Sam Cowie

Brazil

Where is Brazil headed under Bolsonaro?

Far-right former army captain's presidential win comes against a backdrop of political, economic and social crises.

Where is Brazil headed under Bolsonaro?

Brazil Elections 2018

Brazil elections: Far-right leader Jair Bolsonaro wins presidency

Results give Bolsonaro a 56 percent share of runoff vote, comfortably ahead of centre-left opponent Fernando Haddad.

Brazil elections: Far-right leader Jair Bolsonaro wins presidency

Brazil Elections 2018

Bolsonaro looks set to win elections in bitterly divided Brazil

Brazilians head to polls in closely-watched vote contested by far-right leader Bolsonaro and leftist rival Haddad.

Bolsonaro looks set to win elections in bitterly divided Brazil

Brazil Elections 2018

Brazil: Far-right candidate Jair Bolsonaro poised for victory

Bolsonaro's rise has come amid a backdrop of economic and political turmoil, corruption scandals and rising violence.

Brazil: Far-right candidate Jair Bolsonaro poised for victory

Brazil Elections 2018

'He means change': Brazil's low income Bolsonaro voters

Opinion polls say 35-40 percent of low-income voters may pick far-right candidate Jair Bolsonaro on Sunday.

'He means change': Brazil's low income Bolsonaro voters

Latin America

Bolsonaro wants to 'cleanse' Brazil of left-wing 'criminals'

A week before presidential runoff, far-right candidate promises a 'cleansing never seen in the history of Brazil'.

Bolsonaro wants to 'cleanse' Brazil of left-wing 'criminals'

Brazil Elections 2018

Brazil: Fake news scandal hits country's presidential election

Bolsonaro appears to be at least temporarily shaken by reports his backers allegedly flooded voters with fake news.

Brazil: Fake news scandal hits country's presidential election

Brazil Elections 2018

Brazil: Bolsonaro and Haddad face off in second round of election

Brazil elections go into second round after Bolsonaro missed the required 50 percent of votes needed to avoid a runoff.

Brazil: Bolsonaro and Haddad face off in second round of election

Brazil Elections 2018

Brazil elections 2018: Vote counting begins in polarised polls

Crime and the economy were among the most pressing issues for voters in the contentious ballot.

Brazil elections 2018: Vote counting begins in polarised polls

Brazil Elections 2018

One to watch: Brazil's congressional elections

While all eyes are on the presidential election, the contest facing congressional candidates continues to heat up.

 One to watch: Brazil's congressional elections

Latin America

Brazil elections: A tight and turbulent race

Presidential election campaigning has been packed with drama, with Bolsonaro and Haddad pulling ahead in the polls.

Brazil elections: A tight and turbulent race

Brazil

Brazil: Extreme poverty on the rise as elections loom

Some living in the places hardest hit say they’ve become disillusioned by politicians’ empty promises.

Brazil: Extreme poverty on the rise as elections loom