24 Nov 2022
Three weeks after losing Brazil's election by the narrowest margin seen in decades, outgoing President Jair Bolsonaro has filed a long-shot appeal claiming votes should be thrown out due to faulty voting machines.
25 Jul 2022
Bolsonaro was nominated by the right-wing Liberal Party as its official presidential candidate. Polls show leftist leader Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva defeating Bolsonaro handily in the October elections.
5 Jan 2022
The Brazilian president was discharged from a Sao Paulo hospital after experiencing abdominal pain. He has undergone at least four surgeries since 2018.
4 Jan 2022
On this week's Conflict Zone Tim Sebastian interviews Hamilton Mourao, Brazil's vice president.
25 Oct 2021
Covid-19 has caused over 600,000 deaths in Brazil. But who, or what, is responsible for the situation that many see as a complete mishandling of the health crisis?A parliamentary commission suggests President Bolsonaro should now face charges of crimes against humanity for his responsibility in the management of the pandemic. Our Brazil bureau has more on the story.
7 Jan 2021
With state subsidies to fight poverty now ended, Brazil's far-right President Jair Bolsonaro says his country is "broke" and he is unable to do anything about it, attributing the crisis to "the press-fueled" coronavirus.
12 Aug 2020
An actor disguised as 'Ghostface', the killer from the 'Scream' film franchise, walks the streets of Brazil's Formiga municipality to keep people alert to the threat of the coronavirus. Brazil has passed a total of 100,000 coronavirus deaths, crossing the grim milestone after President Jair Bolsonaro said he had a "clear conscience" on his response to the outbreak.
7 Jun 2020
Anti-government protesters are "outcasts, delinquents, and addicts," according to the Brazilian president. Jair Bolsonaro has threatened to call on security forces for an upcoming pro-democracy protest over the weekend.
23 May 2020
President Jair Bolsonaro has refused to take the coronavirus pandemic seriously, even though more than 17,500 Brazilians have already died from the virus. And the number of cases continues to grow exponentially.
29 Apr 2020
We look at concerns over links between coronavirus and a potentially deadly childhood syndrome called Kawasaki syndrome that has Australian doctors on alert. Also, there's anger over Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro's handling of the coronavirus crisis as the death toll surpasses 5,000. He’s also the focus of a new Supreme Court investigation into obstruction of justice. Finally, a 101-year-old New York woman has beaten coronavirus, after surviving the Spanish flu!
28 Apr 2020
The Brazilian Supreme Court has ordered authorities to investigate accusations that President Jair Bolsonaro attempted to influence federal police. The probe could result in a trial against the far-right leader.