Charge Bolsonaro with murder over Covid toll, draft Brazil senate report says

Draft text says neglect, incompetence and opposition to science fueled ‘stratospheric’ death toll The Brazilian president, Jair Bolsonaro, should face murder charges for his role in the country’s “stratospheric” coronavirus death toll, a draft report from a senate inquiry into Brazil’s Covid crisis has recommended. The 1,078-page document, published by Brazilian media on Tuesday afternoon, […]

President of Brazil says it ‘makes no sense’ for him to be vaccinated

Jair Bolsonaro’s comments called ‘stupid and selfish’ in country where 600,000 people have died of Covid Coronavirus – latest updates See all our coronavirus coverage More than 600,000 of his citizens have lost their lives to a Covid-19 outbreak he once pooh-poohed as a “little flu”, but Brazil’s science-denying president, Jair Bolsonaro, has announced he […]

Fast track to disaster? Brazil’s Grain Train plan raises fears for Amazon

Bolsonaro’s government plans to build a 1,000km railway to export soya beans despite warnings of a ‘catastrophe’ for indigenous people and the environment The Final Countdown blared from speakers and the crowd broke into applause as one of Jair Bolsonaro’s top lieutenants strode into the Amazon auditorium with glad tidings of a railroad to the […]

Outcry in Brazil over photos of people scavenging through animal carcasses

Pictures of destitute Brazilians searching scraps for food lay bare scale of economic and social crisis Heart-wrenching photographs of destitute Brazilians scavenging through a heap of animal carcasses for food have laid bare the hunger crisis blighting Latin America’s most populous nation, where millions have been plunged into deprivation by the coronavirus pandemic and soaring […]

Mass protests in Brazil call for Bolsonaro’s impeachment

Crowds parade through cities as polling shows president’s ratings sinking to new depths Tens of thousands of protesters have returned to the streets of Brazil’s biggest cities to demand Jair Bolsonaro’s impeachment, as a poll showed the Brazilian president’s ratings had plumbed new depths. Huge crowds paraded through downtown Rio on Saturday to voice their […]

Kowbucha, seaweed, vaccines: the race to reduce cows’ methane emissions

Agriculture is the largest anthropogenic source of this gas, accounting for about 40%, leading innovators to offer new solutions to tackle its bovine source In 2017, Canadian cattle farmers in Alberta started slipping a special ingredient into their animals’ feed. The cows remained oblivious – their forage tasted no different – but by munching on, […]

Brazil hospital chain accused of hiding Covid deaths and giving unproven drugs

Group of whistleblowing doctors gave 10,000-page dossier to investigators last month with allegations against Prevent Senior One of Brazil’s biggest healthcare providers has been accused of covering up coronavirus deaths, pressuring doctors to prescribe ineffective treatments, and testing unproven drugs on elderly patients as part of ideologically charged efforts to help the Brazilian government resist […]

Covid live news: UK records 40 more deaths and 37,960 new cases; Japan to lift state of emergency

UK records 40 coronavirus-linked deaths in the past 24 hours; Japan to lift Covid state of emergency in all regions at the end of September Covid has wiped out years of progress on life expectancy, finds study Tributes pour in for pioneering PNG female doctor who died from Covid How the US vaccine effort derailed […]

Electric air taxis to make their debut in Brazil’s most congested city

A Dublin-based company is promising zero-emission journeys across traffic-choked São Paulo, Latin America’s biggest city The skies over Latin America’s largest city are set to witness a futuristic aerospace revolution after the Brazilian budget airline Gol struck a deal that could see it ferry commuters around São Paulo in hundreds of low-cost zero-emission electric air […]

Is this the beginning of the end for Jair Bolsonaro? | Andre Pagliarini

The Brazilian president wanted a popular uprising against the supreme court, but the underwhelming response was telling There is something pathetic about a leader who cannot recognise his limitations. For months, Brazil’s president, Jair Bolsonaro, has insisted that he could bend democracy in Latin America’s largest nation to his will if he so desired. Brazil’s […]

‘It is not right’: Jürgen Klopp hits out at Fifa over bans and World Cup plans

‘Every idea is about more games,’ Klopp says of governing body Liverpool’s Brazil players still set to miss Sunday’s game at Leeds Jürgen Klopp believes Fifa’s threatened ban on Brazil internationals, the addition of a third game during international breaks and a proposed World Cup every two years are evidence the authorities “do not care” […]

The Guardian view on Brazil’s Bolsonaro: democracy is under attack | Editorial

The far-right president has never hidden his admiration for dictatorship. There are growing fears he will not accept defeat in next year’s election Though Jair Bolsonaro’s opponents warned of the dangers, most voters in the world’s fourth largest democracy were willing to elect a declared admirer of dictatorship. Many are now having second thoughts. The […]

Bolsonaro diehards take to streets of Brazil to urge firing squads and coups

Thousands rallied in the capital behind the far-right populist but polls suggest his presidency is coming off the rails ahead of next year’s elections André Meneses made a gun sign with his hands to convey what he thought should happen to those who opposed Jair Bolsonaro’s project for Brazil. Related: Bolsonaro supporters clash with police […]

Brazil: warning Bolsonaro may be planning military coup amid rallies

Former world leaders and public figures say nationwide marches are modelled on US Capitol insurrection The Brazilian president, Jair Bolsonaro, and his allies could be preparing to mount a military coup in Brazil, according to an influential group of former presidents, prime ministers and leading public figures on the left. An open letter claims rallies […]

Snakes, spirits and Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry: São Paulo Biennial makes defiant stand in Brazil’s culture wars

As the Bolsonaro government stokes divisions, the art festival offers a pointedly diverse and inclusive programme, including sculptures by the late dub reggae legend When fire devastated the National Museum in Brazil in 2018, one of the few objects to be found intact among the smouldering ruins was the St Luisa meteorite. While the Rio […]

Brazil v Argentina abandoned as health authorities invade pitch

Argentinian quartet accused of lying when entering Brazil Match abandoned after 10 minutes by Brazilian health officials A World Cup qualifier between Argentina and Brazil was abandoned amid farcical, confused scenes after four Premier League players apparently violated Brazilian regulations designed to contain a Covid outbreak that has killed more than 580,000 Brazilians. The Aston […]

Coronavirus live news: Denmark to give third jab to care home residents; UK watchdog rules out vaccine for children

Denmark has recorded a rise in cases in nursing homes; UK vaccines watchdog says not enough evidence to roll out Covid jabs to 12- to 15-year-olds; North Korea’s Kim Jong-un has ordered officials to fight Covid in ‘our style’ Kim Jong-un rejects Covax vaccine offer as North Korea fights pandemic in ‘our style’ New Zealand […]

Armed robbers take hostages in deadly bank raids in Brazil city

At least three people dead and trail of explosive booby traps left across Araçatuba in São Paulo state Bank robbers armed with explosives and high-powered rifles have plunged a Brazilian city into terror early Monday, taking civilians hostage and even putting some on their cars while making their escape. Video shared on social media showed […]

Coronavirus live news: UK reports 32,253 new cases as Ho Chi Minh City prepares for lockdown

Panic buying as Vietnamese city prepares for lockdown; UK also reports 49 further deaths PCR Covid test firm with links to UK Labour accused of failures UK scientists look at halving boosters to save vaccine for rest of the world Trump booed after telling supporters to get Covid vaccine Cuba’s health system buckles under strain […]

Coronavirus live: UK death toll rises by 104; fears of ‘super-spreader’ Trump rally

Latest updates: panic-buying in Vietnam amid record Covid infections; riot police use pepper spray to break up crowds in Melbourne 10.13pm BST Brazil recorded 28,388 new confirmed cases of the coronavirus in the past 24 hours, along with 698 deaths, the country’s health ministry said on Saturday. Brazil has registered more than 20 million cases […]

Going to e-waste: Australia’s recycling failures and the challenge of solar

More than 100,000 tonnes of solar panel waste are forecast to enter Australia’s waste stream by 2035 The first time Dr Pablo Diaz set foot in an Australian recycling facility to see how the nation’s e-waste was processed he was struck by disappointment. Until that moment the now 31-year-old had romanticised Australia. As a young […]

Coronavirus live news: Sri Lanka to impose nationwide lockdown; one in 80 people in England had Covid last week

Sri Lanka government bows to intense pressure from experts as hospitals overwhelmed; prevalence in England falls slightly on previous week New Zealand Covid outbreak spreads to Wellington as cases grow to 31 9,000 Covid cases linked to Euro 2020 games in mass events scheme Nine in 10 in UK still wearing masks despite end of […]

Alisson: ‘Neymar, everybody … they were so excited about my goal’ | Andy Hunter

The Liverpool goalkeeper on his surprise at the response to his father’s death, an emotional return to Brazil, and why the club can win the title It is not Alisson’s style to bask in individual glory but when even Neymar Jr is impressed by the goal that defined Liverpool’s fight to the finish last season […]

How we met: ‘As soon as I saw him, I knew he was going to be the guy for me’

Elke, 55, and Mike, 54, met at a dinner party in Switzerland in the 90s. They moved to England following a family tragedy in 2010 and have supported each other ever since When Elke moved to Switzerland from Brazil in 1994, romance had not crossed her mind. “My brother had been diagnosed with Aids,” she […]

Covid live: UK allows quarantine-free travel from France as restrictions change

Follow the latest on the coronavirus pandemic from the UK and around the world See all our coronavirus coverage 10.39pm BST Brazil has recorded 13,893 new coronavirus cases and 399 further deaths, the country’s health ministry said. The country has had more than 20.1 million cases and over 563,000 deaths in total. 10.22pm BST Most […]

‘New wave of volatility’: Covid stirs up grievances in Latin America

A new series on Covid’s global political impact starts by looking at how the pandemic has fuelled turbulence in Latin America and the Caribbean For Filipe da Silva, hitting the streets was about staying alive. “Unfortunately, Brazil elected a murderer,” the 28-year-old declared as he and thousands of fellow protesters streamed through the seaside city […]

‘I’ve been poor for a long time’: after many rejections, Karen Jennings is up for the Booker

The South African author struggled to find a publisher for her Booker-nominated novel An Island, which only had a print-run of 500 copies. She talks about rejection, her country and believing in herself Karen Jennings is still in shock. It has been a few days since the announcement that her novel, An Island, has been […]

Coronavirus live news: Germany to start booster vaccines in September; Iran posts new record daily cases

Germany will also offer vaccines to children over 12 from September; Iran reports more than 37,000 cases of coronavirus in 24 hours for the first time Ibiza plans for foreign ‘detectives’ to infiltrate parties to catch rule breakers Boris Johnson hints amber travel watchlist plan may be ditched Hundreds arrested in Berlin at protest against […]

Lula 2022? Brazil poised for sensational political comeback

With former president’s political rights restored, polls suggest he would thrash Jair Bolsonaro if he stands for election Anazir Maria de Oliveira has a simple message for the man they call Lula. “Comrade, I want you back,” said the 88-year-old union veteran and black activist as she celebrated the return of her “guru” to Brazil’s […]