Brazil police amass at camp of Bolsonaro’s backers after riot

A demonstrator looks at mounted police forces while soldiers dismantle a camp by supporters of Brazil's far-right ex-president Jair Bolsonaro that had been set up in front of the Army headquarters in Brasilia, on January 9, 2023, a day after backers of the ex-president invaded the Congress, presidential palace and Supreme Court. (MAURO PIMENTEL / […]

Bolsonaro backers ransack key Brazilian government buildings

Brazil's President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva walks in Planalto Palace after it was stormed by supporters of Brazil's former president Jair Bolsonaro in Brasilia, Brazil, Jan 8, 2023. (ERALDO PERES / AP) BRASILIA – Supporters of Brazil's far-right former president Jair Bolsonaro invaded and defaced the country's Congress, presidential palace and Supreme Court on […]

Brazil’s Bolsonaro silent on Lula victory, transition talks begin

Brazilian President and re-election candidate Jair Bolsonaro arrives to vote at a polling station in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on Oct 30, 2022, during the presidential run-off election. (MAURO PIMENTEL / AFP) BRASILIA/SAO PAULO – President Jair Bolsonaro will not publicly address his defeat in Brazil's presidential election until Tuesday, a minister said, amid doubts […]

Brazil police accuse Bolsonaro of COVID-linked scaremongering

Bolsonaro gestures during the promotion ceremony of General Officers of the Armed Forces, at Planalto Palace in Brasilia, on Aug 4, 2022. (EVARISTO SA / AFP) BRASILIA – Brazil's federal police on Wednesday accused President Jair Bolsonaro of discouraging mask use during the pandemic and falsely suggesting that people who got vaccinated against COVID-19 ran […]

Lula, Bolsonaro enter campaign season as they court voters

This combination of pictures created on August 16, 2022 shows Brazil's President Jair Bolsonaro (left) speaking during the launching of his re-election campaign on August 16, 2022 and Brazilian presidential candidate for the leftist Workers Party and former President (2003-2010), Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, delivering a speech during the launching of his campaign for […]

Ciro Gomes kicks off Brazil’s presidential race with first official candidacy

Ciro Gomes, a presidential candidate nominated by the Democratic Labor Party, speaks next to his wife Giselle Bezerra during the party's national convention in Brasilia, on July 20, 2022. (EVARISTO SA / AFP) A Gomes government would "save" state-controlled oil company Petrobras from being privatized, abolish presidential re-election, and do away with a constitutionally-mandated fiscal spending […]