Brazilian president Jair Bolsonaro after his swearing-in on Jan. 1, 2019, in the capital of Brasilia.
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Brazil's new president – often called the 'Trump of the tropics' for his inflammatory, right-wing rhetoric – won over poorer voters by stoking fear and resentment. Can he make them happy?
As well as having dangerous social and political consequences, a Bolsonaro presidency would mark a massive shift for Brazil's economy, too.
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Ousting an executive leader from office doesn't always have the intended effect, as these examples from Central and South America show.
Demonstrations demanding Temer’s removal from office have been growing.
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Brazil's president, who came to power after his ex-boss was impeached, now finds himself embroiled in corruption charges, which threaten to derail the economic recovery he has championed.
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Having seen off his predecessor in a spectacular impeachment saga, Michel Temer may be forced out of office for misconduct of his own.
Calls for Brazilian President Michel Temer’s ouster are growing louder due to allegations of government corruption.
Brazil's political crisis is spiraling to a new level amid the release of recordings that allegedly caught the president authorizing a bribe. Fixing this mess will take more than a personnel change.
Many Brazilian politicians were involved in corruption scandals, leading to mass protests.
Brazil is the ninth largest economy in the world, yet its real potential has never been realised. Having had a strong period of economic growth from 2003 to shortly after the global financial crisis, the…
People power is helping bring an end to impunity in Brazil.
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By exposing, prosecuting and sentencing Brazil's corrupt politicians, prosecutors, judges and citizens are draining the swamp that has overwhelmed the country for so long.
For Brazilian citizens, it sometimes feels like the whole country is on fire right now.
Things keep getting worse for South America's most populous nation and biggest economy. What is going on, Brazil?
Students in Paraná state began occupying school buildings to protest education reforms in October 2016.
The last time the country's courts authorised such harsh police techniques as sleep deprivation and starvation was during the dictatorship.
Protesters rally against the proposed budget cuts in Rio de Janeiro in November 2016.
A proposed budget freeze would hurt everyone, but history shows women take the hardest hit.
The leaders of Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa at the BRICS summit in Goa, India. Brazil’s position is shaky.
Brazil's place within the BRICS bloc is becoming questionable. Since the new President Michel Temer took over, Brazil's foreign policy has shifted away from BRICS ideals to favour western interests.
Brazil’s President Michel Temer, Russian President Vladimir Putin, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Chinese President Xi Jinping and South African President Jacob Zuma.
Despite financial crises and political differences among these five emerging economies, the BRICS coalition is here to stay. And it may just change the world.
Lula, the ‘leader of the poor,’ celebrates becoming president in 2003.
Luis Inacio 'Lula' da Silva's center-left policies helped lift millions of Brazilians out of poverty, earning him the title 'leader of the poor.' It's a legacy worth preserving.
Dilma Rousseff was last week ousted as Brazil’s president.
The forced end of Dilma Rousseff's presidency is the latest in a string of right-wing coups.
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The senate has outmanoeuvred a national leader, leaving many wondering which is fighting on the right side of democracy.
There are 85,000 public security agents working during the Rio Olympics.
Every few days, there are news reports of some kind of violence encountered by athletes or journalists at the Rio Games. To understand why, we need to understand how prevalent violence is in Brazil.
Against the odds, Rio scores soft-power points with memorable show at Maracanã stadium.
Partially demolished houses in the Vila Autodromo favela, with the Olympic Park in the background.
An architect rides through the streets of Rio amidst a cacophony of drills and jackhammers. He wonders: Is it worth it? What will the legacy of all this construction be?
The Olympics provide Brazilians with a welcome distraction from their country's fraught and bitter politics.