Reporter's Notebook

Meet Brazil's former 'King of Soy'

Blairo Maggi, the leader of Brazil's 'ruralist bench' in Congress, says it is possible to grow agribusiness in a sustainable way.

Jair Bolsonaro

Brazil's Bolsonaro hospitalised after fall at presidential palace

Right-wing leader to remain at the hospital for observation for between six and 12 hours following a cranial CT scan.

Brazil's Bolsonaro hospitalised after fall at presidential palace

Opinion

Bolsonaro is laying the foundations of a new dictatorship

A new law giving security forces immunity from prosecution does not bode well for Brazil's democracy.

Raphael Tsavkko Garcia

by Raphael Tsavkko Garcia

Raphael Tsavkko Garcia

AJ Impact

Despite climate concerns, Brazil will expand coastal oil drilling

Brazil's right-wing government has firmly prioritised development over conservation since Jair Bolsonaro took office.

Despite climate concerns, Brazil will expand coastal oil drilling

AJ Impact

Brazil's economy is strengthening; Bolsonaro hails GDP report

Gross domestic product figures shows Brazil's economy grew at a faster pace than expected in the third quarter.

Brazil's economy is strengthening; Bolsonaro hails GDP report

AJ Impact

Trump's metals tariff tweet roils Brazil and Argentina

Trump tweeted on Monday that he would restore tariffs on all steel and aluminium shipped to US from the two countries.

Trump's metals tariff tweet roils Brazil and Argentina

Brazil

DiCaprio denies Bolsonaro accusation of link to Amazon blazes

Hollywood actor denies accusations of funding groups that allegedly started fires this year in Brazil.

DiCaprio denies Bolsonaro accusation of link to Amazon blazes

Brazil

Brazil's Bolsonaro claims DiCaprio paid for Amazon forest fires

The far-right leader accuses the Hollywood actor and environmental activist without providing evidence.

Brazil's Bolsonaro claims DiCaprio paid for Amazon forest fires

Fault Lines

Amazon Burning: Death and Destruction in Brazil's Rainforest

We investigate what is at the heart of the Amazon burning and meet the people risking their lives to defend the land.

Whose Truth Is It Anyway

Fight for the Amazon: Brazil's Media in the Age of Bolsonaro

A journalist investigates land disputes in the Amazon and how Brazil's government uses misinformation as a smokescreen.

Brazil

Brazil outrage as minister references authoritarian AI-5 decree

The measure, invoked during the 1964 to 1985 dictatorship, permitted closure of Congress, censorship and torture.

Brazil outrage as minister references authoritarian AI-5 decree

Brazil

Lula pledges to make life 'hell' for Bolsonaro's gov't

Fresh out of prison, Lula pledges to 'defend' Brazil's people during speech to leftist Workers' Party conference.

Brazil's Lula pledges to make life 'hell' for Bolsonaro's gov't

Environment

Brazil Amazon deforestation soars to 11-year high under Bolsonaro

INPE data shows deforestation reached 9,762 square kilometres, up 29.5 percent, for the 12 months through July 2019.

AJ Impact

Can Brazil and China mend their relationship at the BRICS summit?

There is a desire to avoid confrontation over Venezuela, a key point on which Brazil disagrees with Russia and China.

Can Brazil and China mend their relationship at the BRICS summit?

AJ Impact

Brazil's new stimulus plan aims to create up to four million jobs

Corporate tax cuts, working on Sundays and micro-credit schemes are among the government's proposals.

Brazil's new stimulus plan aims to create up to four million jobs