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Brazil’s Jair Bolsonaro leaves hospital after treatment

Brazilian president Jair Bolsonaro left a hospital on Sunday after being treated there since last week for an intestinal obstruction. Mr Bolsonaro, who was admitted...

Brazilian leader admitted to hospital for persistent hiccups

Brazilian president Jair Bolsonaro has been admitted to a hospital to determine what is causing hiccups that have lasted for days, according to a...

Rio police fire tear gas in bid to clear tent city of pandemic ‘refugees’

Police have started evicting hundreds of homeless families from a recently established tent city near Rio de Janeiro, underscoring Brazil’s resurgent poverty during the...

Bolsonaro fined for failing to wear mask during motorbike procession

Brazil’s President Jair Bolsonaro has been fined after failing to wear a mask while leading a group of motorcyclists through the streets of Sao...

Child dies as four-storey building collapses in Rio

A four-storey building has collapsed in Rio de Janeiro in Brazil, killing at least one infant, the city’s fire department said. Four people were rescued...

India overtakes Brazil as second-worst hit country amid pandemic

India has reported another record daily surge in coronavirus infections to overtake Brazil as the second-worst hit country in the world. The 168,912 cases added...

Brazil military chiefs quit as Bolsonaro replaces defence minister

The leaders of all three branches of Brazil’s armed forces jointly resigned on Tuesday following President Jair Bolsonaro’s replacement of the defence minister. The switch...

Brazil becomes second country with 300,000 Covid deaths

Brazil has topped 300,000 confirmed Covid-19 deaths, becoming the second country to do so amid a spike in infections that has seen the South...

Brazil’s supreme court rules Covid-19 vaccination can be mandatory

Brazil’s supreme court says coronavirus vaccination can be made mandatory, delivering a blow to the nation’s nascent anti-vaccine movement. But the court also ruled Brazilians...

Leaders of Brazil and Mexico stay silent as world congratulates Biden WORLD

Two notable holdouts have emerged as world leaders congratulate Joe Biden on his US election victory, with the presidents of Latin America’s two largest...

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