São Paulo

A convoy of Brazilian army troops, tanks and other vehicles pauses on the way to Rio de Janeiro, on April 1, 1964, after conspirators in the country's military high command overthrew the government and forced Brazilian President João Goulart to flee. 

Brazil remembers the 1964 coup and victims of the dictatorship 


Brazil is remembering the 1964 coup that began on March 31 that year. The event 60 years ago sunk Brazil into a brutal 21-yearlong dictatorship that would last until 1985. Today, the country is still grappling with the meaning and memory of what happened. 

One of the main dishes at The Pork House includes a crunchy roasted pork with beans and fresh vegetables and is paired with the Brazilian national drink: caipirinha. 

Pork paradigm shift: This high-end São Paulo restaurant features pig ears and tails

crowd with flags

‘We want democracy’: Lula’s supporters celebrate his victory over Bolsonaro for the presidency in Brazil

Commuters wear protective face masks as they walk through a subway station, in São Paulo, Brazil, Wednesday, Dec. 1, 2021, amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Brazil joined the widening circle of countries to report cases of the omicron variant. 

Brazil heads into latest COVID surge amid public health information blackout

Olympic athletes, from left, archer Marcus Vinicius D'Almeida, Paralympic rower Michel Pessanha, swimmer Marcela Cunha and swimmer Larissa Oliveira pose for a photo with the mascot of the vaccination campaign, named "Zé Gotinha," or "Droplet Joe," after t

Brazil’s COVID vaccination campaign picks up thanks to a 1980s public health mascot

Supporters of Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro carry Brazil's national flag along Copacabana Beach on Independence Day in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Tuesday, Sept. 7, 2021. 

Bolsonaro pulls out all the stops to rally base on Brazil’s Independence Day

Brazil under Bolsonaro

Estimates say more than 100,000 people hit the streets in Brasília and Sao Paulo on Sept. 7, Brazil’s Independence Day. The numbers are far short of what President Bolsonaro was calling for — but it was still big.

A cemetery is shown via an ariel view with several rows of empty new graves and exposed dirt.

Discussion: A deepening coronavirus crisis in Brazil

Brazil — Latin America’s largest country — is experiencing a deepening crisis with the coronavirus pandemic. As part of The World’s regular series of conversations about the pandemic, reporter Elana Gordon moderated a discussion with Marcia Castro, chair of the Department of Global Health and Population at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health.

MC Fioti during the recording of the remix version of his 2017 hit "Bum Bum Tam Tam," which has become Brazil's COVID-19 vaccine anthem. 

This funk remix became Brazil’s COVID-19 vaccine anthem


Fioti’s revised version of “Bum Bum Tam Tam” keeps the original melody but the lyrics are not all about the booty. Instead, the remix champions COVID-19 vaccination and the Butantan Institute.

Demonstrators wearing masks with text written in Portuguese that read "Bolsonaro out," and a sign with the phrase "Oxygen, Breathe Brazil," protest against the government's response in combating COVID-19 and demanding the impeachment of Brazil's President

Calls for Bolsonaro’s impeachment intensify  

Brazil under Bolsonaro

Protesters hit the streets this past weekend in caravans in major cities across Brazil. 


Brazilian housing movements fight surging evictions amid coronavirus


Since the beginning of the COVID-19 crisis, more than 1,700 families have been thrown out of their homes just in the state of São Paulo, according to the Observatory of Forced Removals at the ABC University.