The Brazilian president has ordered a thorough review of staff at the Planalto presidential palace. He believes security forces at the Planalto may have helped Bolsonaro supporters recently raid the building in Brasilia.
Markets have slumped in Brazil over fears President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva will sacrifice the economy to push forward with social policies.
The press is bidding farewell to Pope Benedict XVI, with multiple views on his legacy. The Brazilian papers are discussing the inauguration of Lula as president, while the French papers are bracing for a rocky January as Macron prepares to push ahead with pension reforms. Finally, we look at the benefits of a Dry – or Damp – January.
Between left-wing leader Lula returning to power and the death of football legend Pelé, it's been a hugely significant New Year for Brazil. Marieke Riethof, a senior lecturer in Latin American Politics at the University of Liverpool, joined us for Perspective to give some insight into this new chapter.
30 Dec 2022
The decision by Brazil's Supreme Court follows violent incidents in Brasilia attributed to supporters of right-wing President Jair Bolsonaro. Incoming Justice Minister Flavio Dino praised the ruling.
21 Dec 2022
In this special edition of Inside the Americas, we head to Brazil, where Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva is set to return to office as president for the third time. But while Lula may be back, the country he's set to govern is far from united behind him.
18 Dec 2022
Lula's incoming justice minister has also vowed to prosecute protesters who caused damage and violently torched cars and buses in Brasilia on Monday.
14 Dec 2022
The incoming leftist president announced five key cabinet appointments — all white men — but promised his government would soon reflect "the image of Brazilian society."