NEWS DIRECTLY TO YOU FROM BRAZIL
A regularly updated Brazil news feed compiling news reports.
- Warung: the Brazilian paradise that had to fight for the right to party October 16, 2018For its first 10 years, this remote mecca for house music battled nature and its neighbours to keep its doors open. Now it is bringing its distinct sound to Europe• More from the series: Клуб – the St Petersburg rail factory that became a visionary nightclubNo matter who is behind the decks come 7am, Warung […]Kevin EG Perry
- 'I don't see any reason for feminism': the women backing Brazil's Bolsonaro October 14, 2018The openly sexist presidential candidate has faced an extraordinary backlash. So why do many women support him? They are not victims, and they don’t need anyone’s sympathy. They have no time for “whiny feminists” – and no need for the government to guarantee equal pay.They earned what they’ve achieved, often juggling a professional life with […]Anna Jean Kaiser in São Paulo
- 'Flowering of hate': bitter election brings wave of political violence to Brazil October 12, 2018Supporters of presidential candidate Jair Bolsonaro, who is leading in polls, have attacked journalists and activistsThe two contenders in Brazil’s bitterly contested presidential race have urged calm after a wave of attacks on journalists, activists and members of the LGBT community by supporters of far-right candidate Jair Bolsonaro including beatings, a knife attack and a […]Dom Phillips in Rio de Janeiro
- Brazil's far-right presidential candidate denies links to Steve Bannon after son's claims October 12, 2018Son of frontrunner Jair Bolsonaro has been pictured with the former Trump strategist and said he offered assistanceThe far-right presidential candidate Jair Bolsonaro said on Thursday his campaign had no ties to former White House strategist Steve Bannon, contradicting claims by one of Bolsonaro’s sons.Bolsonaro, who won the first round of Brazil’s presidential election Sunday […]Associated Press
- The new Venezuela? Brazil populist Bolsonaro's scare tactic gains traction October 11, 2018The far-right candidate has sought, with little evidence, to link his Worker’s party opponent to Brazil’s neighbour’s troublesBefore he was frontrunner to become Brazil’s next president, Jair Bolsonaro tried his hand at film-making.The picture? A 26-minute polemic posted on YouTube called Venezuela: An Alert for Brazil. Related: I hope my fellow Brazilians see through Bolsonaro […]Tom Phillips and Dom Phillips in Rio de Janeiro
- Roger Waters divides crowd with anti-Bolsonaro comments at Brazil concert October 10, 2018Ex-Pink Floyd bass player warns: ‘Neo-fascism is on the rise’Remarks at São Paulo gig draw cheers and jeers from audiencePink Floyd founder Roger Waters waded neck-deep into the acrimony of Brazil’s presidential election on Tuesday night, condemning the far-right frontrunner, Jair Bolsonaro, as a neo-fascist in the mold of Donald Trump, Nigel Farage and Hungary’s […]Tom Phillips Latin America correspondent
- Brazil battles fake news 'tsunami' amid polarized presidential election October 10, 2018Electoral court orders Facebook to remove links to 33 fake news stories targeting Fernando Haddad’s vice-presidential candidateAs Brazil nears the climax of its bitterest and most polarized election in recent history, academics and digital activists fighting to stem a rising tide of fake news say that accurate coverage of the campaign risks being drowned out […]Dom Phillips in Rio de Janeiro
- Brazil's far-right frontrunner Bolsonaro vows to rule with 'authority not authoritarianism' October 9, 2018After his first-round victory, Jair Bolsonaro tries to allay fears that Brazil could lurch back towards dictatorship under his commandBrazil needs to be ruled “with authority but without authoritarianism”, the far-right frontrunner to become its next president has declared in an apparent attempt to allay fears of the tyrannical tack many fear Latin America’s largest […]Tom Phillips Latin America correspondent
- Amazon at risk from Bolsonaro's grim attack on the environment | Fabiano Maisonnave October 9, 2018Threats to the rainforest and its people and an end to the Paris agreement are among the promises of Brazil’s presidential hopeful, reports Climate HomeNo more Paris agreement. No more ministry of environment. A paved highway cutting through the Amazon.Not only that. Indigenous territories opened to mining. Relaxed environmental law enforcement and licensing. International NGOs, […]Fabiano Maisonnave for Climate Home, part of the Guardian Environment Network
- Bolsonaro allies ride conservative wave in Brazil elections October 8, 2018Upsets include little-known judge beating Rio Olympics mayor in state governor race Eduardo Paes, the voluble, samba-dancing former mayor of Rio de Janeiro who presided over its Olympic Games, had expected to win his bid to become governor of Rio de Janeiro state. He had been leading the polls with 27% and was considered to […]Dom Phillips in Rio de Janeiro
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- Jamal Khashoggi case: All the latest updates October 16, 2018US secretary of state wants 'thorough, transparent, and timely investigation' on Saudi journalist's disappearance.
- Yemenis flee across Red Sea to escape war October 16, 2018Thousands of families have made the dangerous trip to Djibouti from Yemen, where the government there allows the refugees to live either in a camp or in the capital city.
- China defends internment camps for Uighur Muslims October 16, 2018Official says China is averting 'terrorism' through 'vocational education' amid outcry over mass internment of Muslims.
- Hopelessness in the occupied Palestinian territories October 16, 2018Palestinians can't continue to live like this. We need to rise and act before we fall deeper into the abyss.
- Who was murdered Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi? October 16, 2018A look at the life and career of the renowned journalist who wrote columns critical of Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman before he disappeared mysteriously.
- Running to be first female Native American in Congress October 16, 2018New Mexico's Deb Haaland is among the large number of minority and marginalized candidates in upcoming US midterm elections.
- It's high time to end Saudi impunity October 16, 2018Following the apparent forced disappearance of Jamal Khashoggi, the world can no longer stay silent about Saudi Arabia.
- Flash floods hit France: the scale of the damage October 16, 2018The flooding swept away cars, gutted streets and battered buildings and bridges in southern France.
- Danske Bank money laundering: Europe's 'biggest scandal' October 16, 2018Danske Bank is accused of funnelling $230bn in illicit funds through its Estonian branch. Here's what you need to know.
- Above the Rubble: Bedouin schools threatened with demolition October 16, 2018Tents for classrooms, no electricity and no computers and even still they're threatened with Israeli demolition. We take you to the undersupplied schools for Bedouin children in the occupied West Bank.