Angry Brazilians dress as reptiles for their Covid jabs to mock Bolsonaro

People are wearing costumes as a protest to the government’s handling of an outbreak that has killed more than 545,000 When Klinger Duarte Rodrigues set off for his coronavirus shot last weekend he did so dressed as a South American snake. “A sucuri,” he said, using the indigenous name for […]

‘Hunger has returned’: Covid piles further misery on Brazil’s vulnerable

Many blame President Jair Bolsonaro’s failure to handle the pandemic and to provide adequate support for those in need Even before coronavirus, life was a struggle on Regeneration Street, a rubbish-strewn skid row on the north side of Rio de Janeiro. Cadaverous crack addicts probe dumpsters for scraps of food; […]

YouTube pulls Jair Bolsonaro videos for Covid-19 misinformation

Move comes after the Brazilian president wrongly said masks were ineffective and touted unproven cures See all our coronavirus coverage YouTube has removed videos from Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro’s channel for spreading misinformation about the coronavirus outbreak, becoming the latest tech giant to pull his statements about the pandemic. YouTube […]

A Day for Susana review – compelling record of a Paralympian’s struggles

Following Brazilian swimmer Susan Schnarndorf’s road to the 2016 Games, we see the athlete’s remarkable resilience in the face of multiple system atrophy Here is a film that accomplishes the difficult task of capturing the heroic trials of its subject without overly valorising and mythologising the real person. It is […]

Indonesia’s daily Covid infections higher than India and Brazil

Health systems overwhelmed as Delta variant sweeps across south-east Asia Coronavirus – latest updates See all our coronavirus coverage Indonesia has reported more daily Covid-19 infections than India and Brazil as the Delta strain sweeps across south-east Asia, placing intense pressure on health systems. Most countries in the region are […]

Bolsonaro ‘fine’ after being taken to hospital following 10-day hiccup attack

Brazil’s president is set to be released from a São Paulo hospital after treatment for an obstructed intestine related to his 2018 stabbing Brazilian president Jair Bolsonaro, undergoing hospital treatment for complications following a near-fatal 2018 stabbing, said on Saturday that he feels fine and cannot wait to get back […]

World can’t tolerate ‘premature death’ of Brazil’s democracy, says Bolsonaro rival

The centre-left politician Ciro Gomes tells the Guardian that Brazil is ‘living through the worst government in its history’ The international community must signal that it will not tolerate “the premature death of Brazilian democracy”, one of Jair Bolsonaro’s main rivals has said after Brazil’s far-right president intensified his attacks […]

Bolsonaro may have emergency surgery after hiccups persist for over 10 days

President transferred to São Paulo to determine if procedure necessary after surgeon diagnoses him with bowel obstruction The Brazilian president, Jair Bolsonaro, may be forced to undergo emergency surgery after he was rushed to hospital in the early hours of Wednesday complaining of abdominal pain. Related: Haiti authorities seek three […]

Amazon rainforest ‘will collapse if Bolsonaro remains president’

Brazilian academics and activists issue warning amid fresh assault on environmental protections The collapse of the Amazon rainforest is inevitable if Jair Bolsonaro remains president of Brazil, academics and environmental activists have warned amid a fresh government assault on protections for the forest. Despite growing evidence that fire, drought and […]