Brazil’s Supreme Court drew fire silencing its critics with confidential criminal case targeting press, pundits on social media and a retired Army general.
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A Brazilian court’s decision to sentence a comedian to prison for offensive remarks about a congresswoman could have a chilling effect on free speech.
U.S. Natural History Museum in New York on Monday cancels event that was set to honor Brazil’s far-right President Jair Bolsonaro as “Person of the Year.”
A Brazilian judge has ruled that the country’s president can’t celebrate of the March 31, 1964, coup that established a military dictatorship in Brazil.
President Jair Bolsonaro’s call to commemorate the anniversary of Brazil’s 1964 military coup is causing discomfort in Latin America’s largest nation.
Brazil’s Supreme Court ruled Thursday that corruption cases involving illegal campaign donations should be handled by electoral courts.
Brazil’s tenuous relationship with democracy, is the election of Jair Bolsonaro in October 2018, going to take Brazil back to its authoritarianism?
Rio de Janeiro’s Carnival officially began with street parties and revelry Friday amid expectations the first such celebration since Bolsonar took office.
Brazil´s Congress has lost an important voice for the rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people at a time when it is most needed Jean Wyllys.
Brazil’s on Thursday gave hundreds more public servants power to keep official records from public for decades by labeling them “secret” and “ultra-secret.”