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Venezuelans fleeing to Brazil in record numbers amid political turmoil

Some 850 Venezuelans cross the boarder to Brazil on Tuesday by foot, the government said, compared with the usual range of between 250 and 300.

The apprentice meets the master as Bolsonaro visits Trump

President Bolsonaro has embraced Trump enthusiastically, and his son Eduardo recently addressed a Trump rally in Florida, urging the crowd to “build that wall.”

Rio’s carnival set for last night of partying and political protest

Despite budget cuts, Rio de Janeiro's samba schools continue to perform wholeheartedly to help fellow Brazilians forget their woes through festive cheer.

Samba schools ready to roll for giant Rio Carnival

Brazil's elite samba schools continue to celebrate Carnival despite conservative President Bolsonaro's disapproval.

Brazil president sacks close aide amid political scandal

The allegations of improper campaign financing are the latest scandal to hit Bolsonaro's party.

Gay Brazilian lawmaker leaves job, country over death threats

President Jair Bolsonaro enjoys strong support from ultra-conservative Christians.

Bolsonaro: Brazil open to hosting US military base

The newly elected president has quickly deepened ties with the US and Israel.

Bolsonaro grants sweeping powers over NGOs in Brazil

The temporary decree will expire unless it is ratified within 120 days by Congress.

Far-right Bolsonaro sworn in as Brazil’s new president

The 63-year-old former paratrooper takes power with sky-high approval ratings and high hopes from many of Brazil's 210 million inhabitants.

The challenges facing Bolsonaro as he takes power in Brazil

Brazil is a commodity-exporting powerhouse but it's still limping out of a record-breaking recession that eradicated many gains from the stellar period of prosperity it enjoyed just a decade ago.

China offers congratulations to new Brazil president

In the run-up to the election, Bolsonaro had portrayed China, its largest trading partner, as a predator looking to dominate key sectors of its economy.

Far-right Bolsonaro wins Brazil presidency

The 63-year-old congressman's rise has been propelled by rejection of the leftist PT that ran Brazil for 13 of the last 15 years and was ousted two years ago in the midst of a deep recession and political graft scandal.

WhatsApp dirty tricks allegations in Brazil polls

Allegations of a dirty tricks campaign on WhatsApp dominated Brazil’s presidential election race yesterday, turning attention to social media manipulation following abuses uncovered in the last US election and Britain’s Brexit referendum.

Brazil right-wing presidential candidate wins vote but runoff likely

Haddad's campaign headquarters in a Sao Paulo hotel broke out in cheers when exit polls showed that the race would go to a runoff.

Ronaldinho backs far-right presidential candidate

Ronaldinho has publicly declared his support for Jair Bolsonaro.

Attacker stabs Brazil’s right-wing presidential frontrunner

It was the latest bizarre twist in a presidential race in which the most popular candidate, former president and leftist hero Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, is trying to run from prison.

Far-right lawmaker Bolsonaro leads Brazil presidential poll

Jair Bolsonaro leads Marina Silva in opinion polls.

Voter support for jailed Lula drops in wide open Brazil presidential...

Former President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva has lost much support among Brazilian voters.

Brazil’s presidential race up for grabs with Lula out, poll shows

With the barring of former president Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva from the election, many different candidates have emerged, though none have become a clear front-runner.