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The style director of the Brazilian edition of Vogue has quit after an image taken at her 50th birthday party was condemned for depicting scenes of slavery from colonial times.

A guest at the lavish party, held in Bahia, northeastern Brazil, posted a picture showing Donata Meirelles sat on an elaborate, throne-like chair, flanked by black women in traditional white dress.

Critics likened the women's clothes to the uniforms worn by house slaves, and pointed out the chair's...

A shocking video shows a man slapping, punching, and choking his girlfriend after having an argument with her at her home.

Twenty four-year-old Victor Junqueira from Goiania, Brazil  was caught physically assaulting his girlfriend of three years, 26-year-old Luciana Sinzimbra, on a hidden camera that she had secretly set up after she feared he would get violent with her.

In the footage, which Sinzimbra claimed was released without her permission or approval, Junqueira can be...

Brazilian President-elect Jair Bolsonaro, who is known for his far-right views, has told an Israeli newspaper that he hopes to move Brazil’s embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem after taking office.

“Israel is a sovereign state. If you decide on your capital city, we will act in accordance,” he told Israel Hayom, a conservative newspaper, in his first foreign media interview since the election last weekend. “When I was asked during the campaign if I’ll do it when I was...

A mum has caused outrage after dressing her nine-year-old white son as a black slave with pretend chains attached to his hands and neck for a Halloween party.

It’s claimed Sabrina Flor proudly published the controversial photos of her child on social media on October 29 just before he attended the school event, with the caption: “When your son really gets into character. Let’s do it the Brazilian way.”

In addition to apparently painting the boy black, Mrs Flor, who lives in...

Brazil's Supreme Electoral Tribunal has declared far-right congressman Jair Bolsonaro the next president of Latin America's biggest country.

With 96 percent of ballots counted, Bolsonaro has 55.5 percent of the votes. Leftist Fernando Haddad of the Workers' Party (PT) has 44.5 percent.

Voters in Sunday's runoff election apparently looked past warnings that the brash former army captain would erode democracy and embraced a chance for radical change after years of turmoil.

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A woman had a swastika carved onto her stomach by supporters of the far-right Brazilian presidential candidate.

The three attackers used a pocket knife to etch the Nazi symbol into her skin in retaliation for her wearing a top slamming controversial contender Jair Bolsonaro.

The 19-year-old, who was wearing a #NotHim t-shirt, was targeted by a group of men claiming to support Bolsonaro in Porto Alegre on October 8.

She told police she was getting off a bus and about to...

Brazilian women may not have galvanized behind any one candidate in the coming presidential election, but a growing number have taken to social media to make clear whom they will not vote for: the far-right front-runner Jair Bolsonaro.

A social media campaign called #EleNão — or #NotHim — is the most recent example of how women in Brazil are mobilizing against a politician who has publicly called women ignorant, too ugly to rape, or undeserving of the same salary as men. In one speech...

A Brazilian judge has ordered the border crossing from Venezuela closed to Venezuelan immigrants fleeing their country’s economic and political turmoil but the border remained open on Aug. 6 pending an appeal by the federal government.

Hundreds of Venezuelans continued to walk across into Brazil, a border official said.

Federal judge Helder Barreto on Sunday ordered the border closed until the frontier state of Roraima can create “humanitarian” conditions to receive the massive...