Brazil’s army chief fired in aftermath of capital riots

Brazilian president Lula da Silva has fired the country’s army chief just days after he said some military members allowed the January 8 uprising in the capital by far-right protesters. The official website of the Brazilian armed forces said General…

Hero pastor and wife die trying to save their 13-year-old son from drowning during trip to the beach

A Brazilian family’s outing at the beach ended in tragedy when a pastor and his wife died after attempting to save their 13-year-old son from drowning. Felisberto Sampaio, 43, and his wife Inalda Sampaio, 42, spotted their son Ian Sampaio…

Brazil acts against Bolsonaro backers; new protest fizzles

Brazilian federal prosecutors on Wednesday requested the investigation of three congressional allies of former President Jair Bolsonaro for allegedly inciting the worst attack on the country’s democratic institutions in decades. The call for the probe came as the government of…

Where is Bolsonaro? In hospital, his wife says

Former Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro has been admitted with abdominal pain to a hospital in Florida, his wife said. It comes a day after thousands of his supporters stormed government offices in the Brazilian capital. Mr Bolsonaro was taken to…

At least 46 people injured after protests in Brazil – Reports

At least 46 people were injured as a result of protests in Brazil, Spanish newspaper 20 Minutos reported, citing data from the capital’s hospital. Six of those 46 hospitalised in Brasilia are in serious condition and two required emergency medical…

Bolsonaro’s Florida stay puts ball in Biden’s court after Brasilia riots

The United States has a Jair Bolsonaro problem. The far-right former Brazilian president flew to Florida two days before his term ended on Jan. 1, having challenged the Oct. 30 election he lost to leftist rival Luiz Inacio Lula da…

Jair Bolsonaro supporters storm Brazilian government buildings

Supporters of Brazilian far-right former President Jair Bolsonaro who refuse to accept his electoral defeat have stormed the Congress, the Supreme Court and the presidential palace in the capital, Brasilia. Videos on social media showed Bolsonaro supporters smashing windows and…

Lula vows to punish Brazilian Congress invaders

Brazil’s President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva has vowed to punish supporters of the country’s ex-leader, Jair Bolsonaro, after they stormed Congress. The dramatic scenes – which saw hundreds of protesters clad in Brazil football shirts and flags – come…

Pele: Brazil football legend dies aged 82

Brazilian football legend Pele, arguably the greatest player ever, has died at the age of 82. He is credited with scoring a world record 1,281 goals in 1,363 appearances during a 21-year career, including 77 goals in 92 matches for…

World Cup 2022: Brazil in ‘’mourning’’ after exit on penalties against Croatia

It wasn’t supposed to end like this. Brazil had danced into the quarter-finals of the World Cup but their dreams of a showpiece jig in the final ended in tears at Education City Stadium. Croatia schooled the Samba stars on…

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