• 19 Oct 2018

    Less than ten days before an election that’s divided Brazil, the populist far-right candidate Jair Bolsonaro still holds a commanding lead over his rival. Latest polls show Mr Bolsonaro, a former army officer with extreme views on gay and minority rights and law enforcement, is set to take 59 percent of the vote in the run-off next Sunday.

  • 29 Aug 2017

    The Sri Lankan government has denied its ambassador to Brazil is on the run, after a human rights group filed war crimes charges against him there.

  • 14 Apr 2017

    A series of riots in jails across Brazil in recent months have left dozens of prisoners dead. The incidents, in a country with the third largest prison population in the world, have raised serious questions about conditions and staffing in Brazil’s jails.

  • 3 Dec 2016

    More than a hundred thousand people in the Brazilian town of Chapeco have turned out to mourn the 71 people who died in a plane crash in Colombia – including most of the local football team. The Brazilian president led tributes to the victims at the ceremony in driving rain – saying the tragedy had…

  • 29 Nov 2016

    Brazil has begun three days of national mourning after a charter plane carrying one of its top football teams crashed into the Colombian mountains, killing 75 people on board and leaving six survivors.

  • 28 Jan 2016

    The director-general of the World Health Organisation warns that possible links between the Zika virus and babies with abnormally small heads are causing “extremely high” levels of concern.

  • 22 Jan 2016

    Pregnant women are advised to avoid countries that have seen outbreaks of the mosquito-borne Zika virus, which doctors are linking to unusually high numbers of babies born with brain defects.

  • 9 Oct 2015

    When will Fifa finally hit the iceberg?

    Fifa has almost certainly broken it’s own statutes. Imposing emergency measures now might just be the massive lifeboat world football so badly needs.

  • 8 Mar 2015

    From beauty contests to angry protests, events are held around the world to mark International Women’s Day.

  • 6 Feb 2015

    A 9-year-old boy and his uncle are alive after being sucked through a flooded storm drain in southern Brazil. The incident was filmed on a mobile phone, and the video has gone viral in south America.

  • 24 Jan 2015

    Some of Brazil’s most populous states are tackling their worst droughts since records began – halfway through what should be the rainy season.

  • 17 Jan 2015

    Director Stephen Daldry tells Channel 4 News that the trio of young Brazilian actors completely improvised their lines in his new film “Trash”. He says London has “more sense of despair” than Brazil.

  • 7 Jan 2015

    An office worker in Brazil has a very luck escape when a car rams through the wall, knocking her off her chair and narrowly missing her colleagues as debris is sent flying.

  • 28 Oct 2014

    The energy secretary says there will be no UK blackouts this winter. As Ofgem presents its analysis of our energy needs this winter, we look at some of the biggest power outages of the last 50 years.

  • 4 Oct 2014

    While the last decade has seen a wealth of political apologues across Latin America, the Brazilian story that has captured the imagination of the country is certainly one of the most compelling.