Dilma Rousseff

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Bolsonaro’s ‘genocidal’ Covid response has led to Brazilian catastrophe, Dilma Rousseff says
Former president tells Guardian Brazil faces perhaps gravest moment in its history and is ‘adrift on an ocean of hunger and disease’

Tom Phillips in Rio de Janeiro

10, Apr, 2021 @9:00 AM

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The Cerrado: how Brazil’s vital ‘water tank’ went from forest to soy fields
The Cerrado savannah has become an agricultural powerhouse, but wildlife, forests and local communities have paid the price

Dom Phillips

25, Nov, 2020 @3:00 PM

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The Trial review – coolly observational view of Brazil's crypto-coup
Maria August’s somewhat dry chronicle of Dilma Rousseff’s impeachment is a reminder that democracy can sometimes be undermined from within the system

Ellen E Jones

12, Aug, 2020 @1:00 PM

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Oil trading firms with ties to UK named in Brazil's Car Wash corruption scandal
Vitol, Glencore and Trafigura feature in report by campaign group Global Witness

Rob Davies

08, Nov, 2018 @5:00 PM

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Brazil’s left needs to admit its errors if it is to combat Bolsonaro | Maurício Santoro
Many voters elected the far-right candidate because they wanted change, not because they agree with his views, writes the academic Maurício Santoro

Maurício Santoro

29, Oct, 2018 @6:31 PM

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In Brazil and the US, democracy is at a crossroads | Jeffrey W Rubin
As the pro-torture Jair Bolsonaro edges closer to presidential victory, democracy in the Americas has rarely seemed so fragile, says Jeffrey W Rubin, professor of History at Boston University

Jeffrey W Rubin

08, Oct, 2018 @3:07 PM

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The Guardian view on Brazil’s elections: democracy in danger | Editorial
Editorial: The rightwing extremist Jair Bolsonaro is in the ascendant as Sunday’s poll approaches. He’s not Trump – he’s worse


04, Oct, 2018 @5:39 PM

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Michel Temer’s hardline policies are ruining Brazil | Letter
Letter: Despite having no mandate, the government has reversed social programmes that took 40 million people out of poverty, write Chris Williamson MP, Tariq Ali, Benjamin Zephaniah, trade unionists, academics and others


30, Aug, 2018 @4:47 PM

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The fate of Lula da Silva is the very fate of Brazilian democracy | Letters
Letters: A group of parliamentarians, academics and others say Lula should be allowed to stand in the presidential elections so that Brazilians can decide their own future, while Richard Bourne warns of the growing threat of the right in Brazil


05, Apr, 2018 @4:42 PM

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Brazil braces for corruption appeal that could make or break ex-president Lula
Civil unrest expected as Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva, still hugely popular despite corruption conviction, fights to stay in upcoming election race

Dom Phillips in Porto Alegre, Brazil

24, Jan, 2018 @8:06 AM

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Michel Temer is a legitimate president – and he’s putting Brazil back on its feet | Letters
Letters: Critics of Brazil’s president are wrong, writes Eduardo dos Santos, Brazilian ambassador to the UK. He is overseeing a social and economic renaissance


03, Sep, 2017 @5:37 PM

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Brazil’s leftist hero basks in adulation as he bids to revive political fortunes
Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva was convicted of corruption in July. Now he is on the road mobilising those he lifted out of poverty

Dom Phillips

02, Sep, 2017 @8:30 PM

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