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Last month
August 2023
Former Brazil president Bolsonaro questioned about diamond jewellery and sale of luxury watches
Bolsonaro allegedly attempted to sneak in diamond jewellery and the sale of two luxury watches he received as gifts from Saudi Arabia while in office.
This year
Brazil court votes for barring Bolsonaro from politics for eight years
The former far-right president was being tried over alleged abuses of power.
On the Right Wing: Why Brazil's football heroes pledged support to Bolsonaro
The first episode of The 42′s new podcast series explores how the famous yellow jersey was hijacked.
On the Right Wing: Why Brazil's football heroes pledged support to Bolsonaro
The first episode of The 42′s new podcast series explores how the famous yellow jersey was hijacked.
Brazilian supreme court approves investigation into Bolsonaro over Congress riot
Bolsonaro claims Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva was not voted into office, but rather was chosen by the Supreme Court and Brazil’s electoral authority.
Brazilian authorities arrest 1,500 protesters after major pro-Bolsonaro riots
Hundreds of soldiers and police have mobilised to dismantle an improvised camp outside the army’s headquarters in Brasilia.
Brazil's riots at Congress: what we know so far
Hundreds of people have been arrested in the wake of the riots.
Thousands of protesters stormed Brazil's seat of power in scenes which have been compared to the 6 January insurrection at the US Capitol.
Footage posted on social media showed rioters breaking doors and windows to enter the Congress building before damaging property inside.
It comes just a week after leftist Luiz Inacio Lula Da Silva was sworn in having defeated former right-wing president Jair Bolsonaro.
Brazilian authorities arrest 1,500 protesters after major pro-Bolsonaro riots
Lula returns for third presidential term, declaring Brazil doesn't need to 'deforest' Amazon
Outgoing leader Jair Bolsonaro will snub the ceremony, underlining the deep divisions the veteran leftist inherits.
Last year
Bolsonaro leaves Brazil two days before inauguration of president-elect Lula
Bolsonaro earlier bid followers a tearful farewell without stating whether he would attend Lula’s inauguration.
Outgoing Brazilian president Bolsonaro breaks silence on election loss
Bolsonaro has not spoken publicly since his narrow loss on 30 October.
Brazil sets new Amazon deforestation record for October ahead of government change
Under outgoing president Jair Bolsonaro, average annual deforestation increased 75% compared to the previous decade.
Lula’s team meets Bolsonaro as Brazil’s transition begins
“It was positive,” Geraldo Alckmin told journalists after yesterday’s meeting with Jair Bolsonaro.
Bolsonaro asks supporters to 'unblock' roads following election defeat
Demonstrators unwilling to accept the results of Sunday’s election have clogged routes around the country.
Brazil's Bolsonaro 'authorizes' transition without acknowledging defeat
Bolsonaro added that any protests should be ‘peaceful’ and not cause harm.
Jair Bolsonaro yet to concede defeat or challenge Brazil’s election results
The outgoing Brazilian leader has repeatedly questioned the reliability of the nation’s electronic voting system.
Lula da Silva defeats Jair Bolsonaro in Brazilian presidential election
Bolsonaro has been Brazil’s president for the past four years but has been defeated by the leftist challenger.
Voting under way in highly polarised Brazilian election
The race pits incumbent President Jair Bolsonaro against his political nemesis, former president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva.
Final rallies to be held in Brazil ahead of polarizing presidential election
Tensions are running high ahead of polling day, with Lula gunning to win outright without the need for a runoff.
Neymar gets swept up in election campaign after posting video thanking Brazil President
The Paris Saint-Germain thanked Jair Bolsonaro for visiting the player’s charitable children’s foundation.
Human remains found in Amazon search for missing journalist and indigenous expert
U2 are among those drawing attention to the case.
Brazil's Bolsonaro addresses media as he's released from hospital
The president suffered an intestinal obstruction related to an abdominal stabbing in 2018.
Brazil's Bolsonaro rushed to hospital with probable intestinal blockage
Doctor Antonio Luiz Macedo told news site UOL that the president would undergo several tests to examine his abdomen.
All time
Brazil senators back criminal charges against President Jair Bolsonaro over Covid policies
The committee does not have the power to bring charges itself.
Brazilian president Jair Bolsonaro confirms he won't get Covid-19 vaccine
The far-right leader has generated controversy over his handling of the pandemic.
Protesters fill streets across Brazil to demand impeachment of president
Jair Bolsonaro has come under fire for his government’s handling of the coronavirus pandemic.
Brazil court rules that Bolsonaro should be investigated for 'vote fraud' claims
The Brazil president has long criticised electronic voting, introduced in Brazil in 1996.
Brazil’s Jair Bolsonaro leaves hospital after treatment for persistent hiccups
The country’s president was admitted on Wednesday due to abdominal pain and persistent hiccups.
Brazil’s Bolsonaro recovering in hospital and unlikely to need surgery, says son
The president was admitted on Wednesday following days suffering chronic hiccups.
Brazil's Bolsonaro in hospital following persistent hiccups, may need surgery to remove obstruction
The Brazilian leader had suffered hiccups since 3 July.
Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro slams corruption probe with foul language
A Senate committee is investigating government vaccine purchases.
Brazilians stage more protests against Bolsonaro
The protests are focused on the Bolsonaro regime’s pandemic response, which has claimed more than 461,000 lives here.
'The only rational thing that you can have with it is a love/hate relationship, and that's what I have'
South American football expert Tim Vickery is this week’s guest on Behind the Lines.
Thousands join protests in Brazil calling for Bolsonaro impeachment
Cars paraded through the streets of Rio de Janeiro, Sao Paulo and at least a dozen other cities as other protesters marched on foot.
Brazil’s supreme court rules Covid-19 vaccination can be made mandatory
Around one-fifth of Brazilians say they will not get inoculated against the virus.
Russia, China, Brazil among nations staying silent as world congratulates Biden
Western allies, including the German Chancellor and Taoiseach Micheál Martin – welcomed a fresh start with Washington.
Bolsonaro says it's a 'lie' that fires are ravaging the Amazon
Data from his own government shows the number of blazes in the rainforest is rising.
Brazil's Supreme Court has ordered President Bolsonaro to wear face masks in public
The ruling applies whenever he is outdoors in the capital of Brasilia.
Brazil facing claims it's trying to hide scale of crisis as it stops publishing running total of Covid-19 deaths
Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro tweeted yesterday that disease totals are “not representative” of the country’s current situation.
Brazil's President Jair Bolsonaro tests negative for coronavirus
Bolsonaro’s communications chief tested positive for Covid-19 after last weekend’s trip to the US during which both men met with Donald Trump.
Tens of thousands of fires are burning in the Amazon - here's what you need to know
There is huge concern about the local, national and international impact of the fires.