Brazil

Rio de Janeiro governor arrested in Car Wash probe

Luiz Fernando Pezao arrested over allegations he took part in a corruption and money-laundering group.

Brazil: Rio de Janeiro governor arrested in Car Wash probe

Environment

Brazil withdraws offer to host UN conference on climate change

Brazil backs out of hosting COP25 next year due to budget constraints and a presidential transition.

Brazil withdraws offer to host UN conference on climate change

Latin America

Brazil’s president-elect shakes up foreign relations

The president’s realignment seems to be strongly pro-Washington.

Business & Economy

OECD lowers world economy outlook over trade wars

Global economic watchdog says growth is past its peak and faces risks from trade disputes and higher interest rates.

World economy to slow down in 2019 due to trade wars: OECD

Latin America

Cuba to pull doctors from Brazil after Bolsonaro threats

Decision to pull doctors comes after Brazil's president-elect vowed to take action against Havana programme.

Cuba to pull doctors from Brazil after Bolsonaro threats

Brazil

Brazil landslide kills at least 10

At least four people are still missing after torrential rains caused the deadly mudslide in Rio de Janeiro.

Brazil landslide: At least 10 dead in Rio de Janeiro's Niteroi

Opinion

Allying with Bolsonaro will harm Venezuela's opposition

If the Venezuelan opposition is truly fighting for democracy, it would not seek an alliance with an undemocratic leader.

Maryhen Jimenez Morales

by Maryhen Jimenez Morales

Maryhen Jimenez Morales

Latin America

Ex-Brazil president Lula challenges conviction

Former president says the judge who convicted him has proven his bias by accepting the justice minister post.

Ex-Brazil President Lula calls for release, accuses judge of bias

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?

Jerusalem

Bolsonaro wants Brazilian embassy moved to Jerusalem

Far-right president-elect vows to fulfill his promise in an interview with Israeli newspaper 'Israel Hayom'.

Brazil's Bolsonaro wants Israel embassy moved to Jerusalem

Opinion

Bolsonaro, 'gender ideology' and hegemonic masculinity in Brazil

Jair Bolsonaro's rise to power marks the return of white, male, sexist and authoritarian politics in Brazil.

Mariana Prandini Assis

by Mariana Prandini Assis
- Ana Carolina Ogando

Mariana Prandini Assis

Opinion

Imagining a Bolsonaro Brazil

While Bolsonaro has offered no concrete political and economic plans for Brazil, I cannot but fear for our future.

Raphael Tsavkko Garcia

by Raphael Tsavkko Garcia

Raphael Tsavkko Garcia

Latin America

Many uneasy about economy as Brazil elects Bolsonaro

Analysts say it won’t be easy for Jair Bolsonaro to put into practice many of his campaign promises.

Brazil Elections 2018

Profile: Jair Bolsonaro, Brazil's far-right president

Former army captain rides wave of discontent over corruption, crime and economic downturn to win presidency.

Who is Jair Bolsonaro, Brazil's new far-right president?

Brazil Elections 2018

Far-right leader Bolsonaro is Brazil's new president

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