Olympic Council of Ireland’s team leader Kevin Kilty, right, and chief executive Stephen Martin leave the police headquarters in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil on Thursday. Police say the men are now ‘witnesses and not suspects’.  Photograph: Leo Correa/AP

Police say Olympic Council of Ireland officials confirmed Pat Hickey in charge of ticketing

Two OCI officials, Kevin Kilty and Stephen Martin, leave  a police station in north of Rio after being interviewed.  Photograph: AP Photo/Leo Correa

Police likely to recommend return of passports to Stephen Martin and Kevin Kilty

Ireland’s Olympic Council team leader Kevin Kilty, left, and chief executive Stephen Martin arrive at police headquarters in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Photograph: Leo Correa/AP Photo

Kevin Kilty and Stephen Martin interviewed by detectives in Rio

Olympic Council of Ireland chief Pat Hickey’s lawyers in Rio de Janeiro have not responded to calls from this newspaper. File photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

OCI president and Kevin Mallon said to be ‘keeping well’ as they await decision

Olympic Council of Ireland  president Pat Hickey was arrested last Wednesday and remains in a remand prison in Rio de Janeiro. File photograph: Yui Mok/PA Wire

Pair discussed arrest of Kevin Mallon, Irish finance director of THG

OCI president Pat Hickey.

Investigators have examined the Olympic Council of Ireland president’s emails

Lawyers for Pat Hickey, who has stepped aside temporarily as Olympic Council of Ireland president, have denied that he attempted to evade arrest by Brazilian police. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times.

Officials who arrested OCI president said wife told them he was gone to Ireland

Pat Hickey has been arrested in Rio as part of the investigation into alleged ticket touting.

Dermot Henihan, Kevin Kilty and Stephen Martin agreed to go to a local police station

Michael Conlan’s post-defeat interview was grief in sport at it’s most cruel. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

From Thomas Barr’s heroics, to the lows of Michael Conlon and Katie Taylor’s exits

A Brazilian judge has authorised the country’s police to seize the passport of Football Association of Ireland chief executive and Olympic Council of Ireland vice-president John Delaney as part of the investigation into alleged ticket touting at the Olympic Games. .Photograph: Dave Meehan.

FAI chief, who is OCI vice president, and five other OCI figures named in warrant following interview with Hickey over ticket co(...)

Hotel rooms searched ahead of questioning in ticket touting investigation

Pat Hickey and Kevin Mallon are being held at a remand unit of the Gericiná prison complex, known as Bangú 10Photograph: INPHO/Dan Sheridan

IOC president Thomas Bach says presumption of innocence must prevail

Olympic tickets: Pat Hickey at a Team Ireland briefing. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Tom Hennigan picks apart the unfolding story surrounding the OCI chief and the Olympic tickets

Tickets for the Rio 2016 Olympic Games marked with the name of the Olympic Committee of Ireland. Photograph: AFP/Getty Images

Pat Hickey faces weekend in Rio jail after Brazilian judge rejects bid for release

International Olympic Committee (IOC) member Patrick Hickey arriving at the police station after being arrested on allegations of taking part in a black market ticket ring. Photograph: Tasso Marcelo/AFP/Getty Images

Conditions in Bangu 10 jail, where OCI chief who stepped aside is held, ‘ have improved’

OCI President Pat Hickey escorted From Hospital, Hospital Samaritano, Sao Paulo, Brazil . Photoghraph: Dan Sheridan/INPHO

OCI says it will ‘co-operate fully’ with Shane Ross inquiry as Pat Hickey is transferred to prison

 Pat Hickey’s passport and accreditation on show at a police briefing in Rio. Photograph:  Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Rio officers often allow media to photograph documents of arrested people

OCI president Pat Hickey being escorted from the Samaritano hospital in Sao Paulo, Brazil, August 18th, 2016. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Shane Ross says senior counsel or judge to be appointed to inquiry into saga today

THG Sports says it acted as a go-between for people looking to buy tickets. Photograph: Tasso Marcelo/AFP/Getty Images.

Firm at heart of touting investigation says it ‘introduced’ people seeking tickets to Pro10

Olympic Council of Ireland president Pat Hickey’s passport and accreditation on show during Friday’s police press conference in Rio. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Minister for Sport Shane Ross returns from Rio to conduct independent investigation

A photograph posted on Twitter which shows Brazillian police arresting Olympic Council of Ireland president Pat Hickey.

President of organisation in ‘ill health’ after being arrested in Rio over ticket controversy

Minister for Sport  Shane Ross and his wife Ruth Buchanan at Annalise Murphy’s medal ceremony  in Rio. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Agency’s role was to help people access Olympic tickets and they ‘were not paid’

Police in Brazil say they want to arrest a second Irish man as part of their investigation into the alleged touting controversy involving Olympic Council of Ireland (OCI) tickets for the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. Photograph: Tasso Marcelo/AFP/Getty Images.

Officers investigating alleged illegal sale of OCI allocation seek David Patrick Gilmore

A picture of an ID card belonging to Kevin Mallon, an Irish director of THG Sports, who was arrested for allegedly illegally selling tickets for the Rio 2016 Olympic Games. A court in Brazil has denied a request to release Mr Mallon. Photograph: Tasso marcelo/AFP/Getty Images.

THG Sports director Kevin Mallon has been detained in Rio since August 5th

Seized Olympic tickets allegedly are displayed during a press conference. Photograph: Getty Images

Minister ‘stunned’ as Olympic Council refuses request for independent figure on inquiry

The OCI’s official ticket vendor, Pro10 Sports Management, told Olympic organisers that Kevin Mallon was acting as a collection point in Rio for individuals transacting directly with it Photograph: Tasso Marcello/AFP/Getty Images

Dublin finance director’s lawyer says client confident of being out of custody soon

A spectator shows their tickets for gymnastics at the Rio Olympic Arena. Photograph: Martin Rickett/PA Wire

The route tickets take to fans is mapped by International Olympic Committee rules

Olympic tickets allegedly seized from Kevin Mallon of THG Sports are displayed during a press conference last Monday. Photograph: Tasso Marcelo/AFP/Getty Images

Police say THG executive Kevin Mallon arrested in Rio had hundreds of tickets

A picture of an ID card belonging to Kevin Mallon, a  THG Sports director, displayed during a press conference at the City Police’s station in Benfica, north of Rio de Janeiro. Photograph: Tasso Marcelo/AFP/Getty Images

Irishman held in possession of several hundred tickets for high-profile events at Games

ID card of Kevin James Mallon, a director of THG Sports. Mallon was arrested in Rio charged with illegally re-selling Olympic tickets at high prices. Photograph: Tasso Marcelo/AFP/Getty Images

Police who arrested Dubliner Kevin Mallon in Rio said he had 813 tickets for events

The Olympic Council of Ireland said it had “no knowledge” of the two people arrested and had begun an investigation with its authorised ticket reseller “into how these individuals were allegedly in possession of OCI allocated tickets”.

Police recover over 1,000 tickets believed destined for Olympic Council of Ireland

Activists protest against suspended president Dilma Rousseff in Sao Paulo the week before the Olympic Games began. Photograph: Miguel Schincariol/AFP/Getty

Games have strong protest dimension as country is in midst of political scandal

The Olympics Rings at sun rise on Copabana Beach on Saturday in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. An Irishman has been arrested for ticket touting at the Olympic Games and is being held in prison by order of a Brazilian judge in Rio de Janeiro. Photograph: Getty Images

Kevin James Marlen is being held in prison by order of a Brazilian judge in Rio de Janeiro

A general view of the Deodoro Stadium during the  Women’s Pool C rugby match between Canada and Brazil. Photograph:  Mark Kolbe/Getty Images

Brazil’s women suffer heavy defeats to Britain and Canada on opening day

 The Olympic flag is raised during the opening ceremony in Rio last night. Photograph: Ruben Sprich/Reuters

South America’s first ever Olympic Games gets off to happy start writes Tom Hennigan in Rio

 James Joyce’s ‘Ulysses’:  Borges was an early fan of Ulysses –“A total reality teems vociferously in the pages”.

Letter from Buenos Aires: Joyce and Borges at heart of double commemoration for Irish

Mark O’Brien (left) receives the flame during Olympic relay in the city of Volta Redonda, some 130kms from Rio, on   Thursday night. Photograph: Ciara Gilvarry

Mark O’Brien is the only Irish person taking part in the relay to bring the torch to Rio

Caroline Dwyer outside Bolivia’s foreign ministry in La Paz.

Caroline Dwyer expresses her ‘disgust’ during trip to Bolivia to investigate son’s murder

Aerial view of the Christ the Redeemer statue atop Corcovado Hill and the Mario Filho (Maracana) stadium in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on December 3, 2013. The Maracana stadium will host the Brazil 2014 FIFA World Cup and the 2016 Summer Olympics. AFP PHOTO / YASUYOSHI CHIBA   JAPAN OUT        (Photo credit should read YASUYOSHI CHIBA/AFP/Getty Images)

Will there be any winners in Rio’s Olympic dream?

A shopper passes an empty fridge in a supermarket in Cumana, Venezuela. A recent survey  showed 87 per cent of Venezuelans said they did not have enough money to buy food. Photograph: Meridith Kohut/New York Times

Sharp drop in oil prices has left government without the means to pay for food imports

 Melissa Reid (22) at  International Airport Jorge Chavez in Callao, Peru, prior to returning to Britain,  June 21st, 2016. She was jailed in 2013 after trying to smuggle cocaine from Peru to Spain. Photograph: Sebastian Castaneda/EPA

Peruvian judge allows Scottish drug smuggler to return home following prison release

Argentinian former public works secretary Jose Lopez  is taken into custody after being arrested in General Rodriguez, province of Buenos Aires: he was trying to hide $9 million in the garden of a nunnery. Photograph:  Juan Vargas/AFP/Getty Images

The Kirchner circle is only being properly investigated now Cristina has left office

Peruvian presidential candidate Pedro Pablo Kuczynski and his wife, Nancy Lange,  during a rally in Lima at the weekend. Photograph: EPA/Ernesto Arias

Economic liberal Pedro Pablo Kuczynski on course to win election by narrow margin

Peruvian presidential candidate Keiko Fujimori, daughter of the imprisoned former dictator: her campaign has been hit by accusations that some of her backers are involved in drug trafficking. Photograph: Mariana Bazo

Pedro Pablo Kuczynski hopes to stop Keiko Fujimori becoming next Peruvian president

A Banco Bradesco branch in the Rocinha favela in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Banco Bradesco president Luiz Carlos Trabuco is accused of conspiring with officials in the finance ministry to annul a €750 million tax fine. Photograph: Nadia Sussman/Bloomberg via Getty Images

File on Banco Bradesco president Luiz Carlos Trabuco illustrates scale of investigation

Brazil’s former minister for transparency Fabiano Silveira. Leaked recordings suggest  he conspired to derail an  inquiry into corruption at the state oil company  Petrobras. Photograph: EPA

Transparency chief Silveira the second minister in Brazil to resign in just week

A favela in Rio de Janeiro: police are investigating the reported gang rape of a young woman in a poor area of the city. Photograph: Getty

Case renews debate about Brazil’s entrenched rape culture and police failure to tackle it

Acting Brazilian president Michel Temer (right) and Romero Jucá, a former minister of planning: Jucá’s lightning fall caps a rocky start as president for Temer who was the target of widespread criticism after he unveiled Brazil’s first all-male cabinet in more than three decades.  Photograph: Evaristo Sa/AFP/Getty Images

Controversial Michel Temer already one minister down following secret recording

Youths in São Paulo are checked in a security crackdown by police in May 2006. Photograph: Mauricio Lima/AFP/Getty Images

Federal police could reopen case of local São Paulo police who killed civilians in May 2006

Brazil’s interim president Michel Temer(centre) sits between chief of staff Eliseu Padilha (left) and economy minister Henrique Meirelles during the first ministers meeting at the Planalto Palace in Brasilia on Friday. Photograph: Andressa Anholete/AFP

Many economists believe Dilma Rousseff’s administration did creative accounting

Former Brazilian president Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva  earlier this year. President Dilma Rousseff says her accounting practices in government were  no different from those of her predecessors. Photograph: Nelson Almeida/AFP/Getty

Voters are more angry about corruption than the president’s accounting ‘stepovers’

A protester in support of Dilma Rousseff holds a banner outside the Congress in Brasilia, Brazil, on Wednesday, May 11th, 2016. Photograph: Lula Marques/Bloomberg

Analysis: President’s suspension unlikely to help dissatisfaction with political class

Brazil’s president Dilma Rousseff greets the secretary general of the Organisation of American States, Luis Almagro,   at her office in Brasilia on Tuesday, in what may prove to be one of her final engagements in office. Photograph: Evaristo Sa/AFP/Getty Images

Brazil’s president likely to be removed from office following senate debate on Wednesday

Brazil’s president Dilma Rousseff  was just two days from having her mandate suspended and is circumspect about the turnaround, saying, “I don’t know the consequences.” Photograph: Adriano Machado/ Reuters

Confusion after surprise move by acting speaker of lower house Waldir Maranhão

Brazilian volleyball player Fabiana Claudino and Brazilian president Dilma Rousseff as the Olympic torch arrives in Brazil on May 3rd. Photograph: Evaristo Sa/AFP/Getty Images

As €10m is splashed out on showcase games, the state suffers from a shortage of cash

Eduardo Cunha, speaker of Brazil’s lower house of congress,  who has been temporarily suspended from office. He faces multiple accusations of corruption. Photograph:  Ueslei Marcelino/Reuters

Eduardo Cunha was prime mover behind the effort to impeach President Dilma Rousseff

Brazil’s president Dilma Rousseff at the opening ceremony of the National Conference on Human Rights. Ueslei Marcelino/Reuters

Brazil’s battered leader tries to show she is still in command amid week of embarrassments

Brazil’s president Dilma Rousseff speaks to members of the foreign press at the presidential palace in Brasilia, on Tuesday. Photograph: Lula Marques/Bloomberg

Brazil’s president says those plotting to replace her are ‘selling land on the moon’

Brazil’s president Dilma Rousseff:  The  lower house of congress voted by 367 to 137 on Sunday night to send her for trial before the senate over accusations that she had broken budgetary laws. Photograph: Ueslei Marcelino/Reuters

Vote to send Brazil’s president for senate trial amounts to ‘coup’, says attorney general

Brazilian parliamenarian Bruno Araujo (centre) celebrates with fellow congressmen after his vote in favour of the impeachment of President Dilma Rousseff was enough to confirm the process. Photograph:  Ueslei Marcelino/Reuters

Deputies conduct themselves with all the decorum of drunken fans at a football match

Brazilian president Dilma Rousseff: she faces accusations that she manipulated government accounts to make economic performance look better. The impeachment vote is scheduled for April 17th. Photograph: Fernando Bizerra Jr/EPA

Court rejects last-ditch effort by government to halt congressional vote on leader’s removal

Brazilian president Dilma Rousseff:    battling to save  her presidency. Photograph:  Evaristo Saevaristo/AFP/Getty

Undecided deputies likely to turn against president in impeachment vote

Former Brazilian president Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva addresses teachers and students  in Sao Paulo on Friday as he attempts to garner support for his protégée and successor Dilma Rousseff who faces impeachment.   Photograph: Nacho Doce/Reuters

Brazil’s ex-president attempts to boost public opinion of Rousseff amid Petrobras scandal

 Keiko Fujimori, the frontrunner in Peru’s presidential election,  waves to supporters during her closing campaign meeting in Lima on Thursday. Photograph: Mariana Bazo/Reuters

Keiko Fujimori in pole position in election marked by protests and controversy

Supporters of Brazil’s president Dilma Rousseff demonstrate  in Porto Alegre, Brazil, on Thursday. Photograph: Jefferson Bernardes/AFP/Getty Images

Incompetence and not a conspiracy has put Brazil’s president under pressure

Argentina’s Finance Minister Alfonso Prat-Gay: Thursday’s vote now leaves the path clear for a resolution to the legal dispute between Argentina and the group of US hedge funds whose action in US courts prevented the country raising new debt. Photograph: Juan Mabromata/AFP/Getty

Argentine senate votes to repeal laws that prevented government settling with creditors

Brazil’s president Dilma Rousseff: the campaign to oust her is being driven by anger at her mismanagement of the economy and revelations that her party oversaw a huge corruption scheme inside state-controlled oil giant Petrobras. Photograph: Eraldo Peres/AP Photo

Impeachment of president more likely after move by Democratic Movement of Brazil

The headquarters of Odebrecht in Sao Paulo, Brazil. Odebrecht testimony could be particularly damaging for embattled president Dilma Rousseff. Photograph: Reuters/Paulo Whitaker

Brazilian police find file detailing illicit payments to 200 politicians at Odebrecht

 Former Brazilian president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva hugs President Dilma Rousseff after he is sworn in as the new chief of staff. Shortly after the  swearing-in ceremony, a judge suspended the appointment. Photograph: Evaristo Sa/AFP/Getty Images

Taped phone conversations reveal move intended to shield Lula from prosecution

Demonstrators protest against the appointment of the former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva as Chief of Staff, at the Paulista Avenue in Sao Paulo, Brazil on Wednesday night. Photograph: Ricardo Nogueira/EPA

Thousands call for the resignation of President Roussef and arrest of predecessor Lula

Former Brazilian president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva waves at supporters from the balcony of his apartment in Sao Bernardo do Campo at the weekend – he has been named as Dilma Rousseff’s chief of staff. Photograph: Nelson Almeida/AFP/Getty Images

Former president becomes chief of staff, protecting him from prosecution for fraud

Brazilian president Dilma Rousseff: Former party ally  Delcídio do Amaral made a series of explosive claims against the country’s political elite. Photograph: Evaristo Sa/AFP/Getty Images

Former senate leader accuse Rousseff of trying to obstruct Petrobras investigation

Demonstrators  call for the impeachment of  Brazil’s president Dilma Rousseff: her  Workers’ Party, with its proud history of militant mobilisation, appears to have  lost control of the Brazilian street to the middle class. Photograph: Bruno Kelly/Reuters

Pressure on president to resign over Petrobras scandal grows after nationwide protests

Union members and members of Workers’ Party demonstrate in support of former president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva in Sao Paulo on Friday. Photograph: Miguel Schincariol/AFP/Getty Images

Latest crux sparked by prosecutors’ call for arrest of ex-president Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva

Former Brazilian president Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva in Brasilia, Brazil. Lula has been formally charged with money-laudering and other crimes. File photograph: Fernando Bizerra jr/EPA

Former president is under investigation over luxury apartment and Petrobras scandal

A state worker protests in Plaza de Mayo square in Buenos Aires. Argentina’s president Mauricio Macri is facing unrest as workers protest at rocketing inflation and job cuts. Photograph:  Marcos Brindicci/Reuters

President Macri secures €4.3bn agreement with creditors – but still faces local hurdles

Police officers confront supporters of former  president  Lula   during a protest in front of Lula’s apartment in Sao Bernardo do Campo, São Paolo, Brazil, on Friday, March 4th. Photograph: Paulo Whitaker/Reuters

Prosecutor alleges Lula was ‘one of the principal beneficiaries’ of corruption scheme

Supporters of Brazil’s former president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva protest in front of the Federal Police office at the Congonhas airport in São Paulo on Friday. Photograph: Marcelo Machado de Melo/Reuters

Analysis: Development a dramatic fall from grace for former leader, writes Tom Hennigan

Former Argentine president Cristina Kirchner: Due in court over sale of dollar future contracts. Photograph: Eitan Abramovich AFP/Getty Images

Corruption flourishes across the continent due to dysfunctional political systems

Relatives of patients suffering from microcephaly listen to therapists  at the Altino Ventura Foundation in Recife, BrazilPhotograph: Dado Galdieri/Bloomberg

Corruption and lack of investment have eroded public health facilities for years

Relatives of patients suffering from microcephaly gather at the Altino Ventura Foundation in Recife, Brazil.  Photograph: Dado Galdieri/Bloomberg

Conspiracy theories flourish in Recife, a city gripped by fear as the virus rapidly spreads

Bolivia’s president Evo Morales answers questions from the press  in La Paz on Monday a day after Bolivians appear to have rejected his bid to seek a fourth term in office. Photograph: Aizar Raldes/AFP/Getty Images

President set to lose referendum called to enable him to seek fourth term in office

Bolivia’s president Evo Morales: faces accusations of influence-peddling involving his former partner. Photograph: EPA/ABI

Polls show opposition to allowing president seek fourth term is gaining ground

The court’s decision leaves Michael Lynn with no further legal recourse in his campaign to avoid returning to Ireland.

Decision leaves no legal recourse in efforts to avoid return to face charges in Ireland

One of the final barriers to the extradition of fugitive solicitor Michael Lynn from Brazil to Ireland to face charges relating to the collapse of his property empire is expected to be overcome next week. Photograph: Federal Police of Brazil.

Judge in Brasilia expected to provide clarification of extradition ruling on Tuesday

A scientist hold a jar with Aedes Aegypti mosquitos inside, which transmit dengue fever and Zika virus: Brazil has confirmed its third Zika virus-linked death after a 20-year-old woman died 12 days after she was admitted to hospital in northeast Brazil. Photograph: Christian Bruna/EPA

Health officials ‘extremely concerned’ at development of virus after woman (20) dies

Threat: a health technician with Aedes aegyti mosquito larvae. Photograph: Juan Carlos Ulate/Reuters

The World Health Organisation says its spread around the tropics has been ‘explosive’. Here’s what you need to know

 President Nicolás Maduro: The opposition  fears he  will  bypass the assembly’s decision by having the decree powers confirmed by the country’s top court. Photograph: EPA

President Nicolás Maduro sought the right to use treasury funds as he saw fit

People queue to try to buy corn flour and rice, outside a supermarket in Caracas  after Venezuela’s socialist government decreed an “economic emergency”. Photograph: Carlos Garcia Rawlins/Reuters

Slump in oil prices exposes government incompetence

Giant’s staircase: Utec, Lima has ‘opened up exciting new frontiers for Peruvian architecture’. Photograph: Grafton Architects, Iwan Baan Studio

Grafton Architects, the Irish team behind the spectacular University of Engineering and Technology in Lima, wanted to create a bui(...)

Newly-elected opposition deputy Juan Requesens   argues with Chavista deputies during the new parliament’s swearing-in ceremony in Caracas:  a Chavista-dominated court ordered the temporary suspension of the mandates of four new deputies, three from the opposition, after their victories were questioned by the ruling socialists.  Photograph: Juan Barreto/AFP/Getty Images

Beleaguered Chavista president takes on MUD in court in bid to remain in office

Barra da Tijuca in Rio, where the Olympics will be held. Photograph: Dado Galdieri/Bloomberg

Organisers of Games have failed to abide by their promise to clean up the city’s raw sewage problem

Brazil’s president Dilma Rousseff (right) and vice-president Michel Temer listen to Brazil’s national anthem: but all is not harmonious between them. Photograph:  Ueslei Marcelino/Reuters

Brazilian president is feeling the heat, not least from deputy Michel Temer

Argentina’s president-elect Mauricio Macri: wants a free trade deal between Mercosur and the Pacific Alliance trade bloc of Mexico, Peru, Chile and Colombia. Photograph: Enrique Marcarian/Reuters

Ceremony will be muted as new president seeks to kickstart deeply flawed economy

Newly-elected Venezuelan president Nicolas Maduro. Photograph: AFP/Getty Images

Opposition United Democratic Table wins huge majority in weekend poll

A supporter of Venezuela’s president Nicolás Maduro holds a poster with a picture of the late Venezuelan president Hugo Chávez  during the last campaign rally with pro-government candidates for Sunday’s upcoming parliamentary elections, in Caracas on Thursday. Photograph: Carlos Garcia Rawlins/Reuters

President Nicolás Maduro vows to ‘go to the street to fight with the people’ if PSUV loses

Brazil’s president Dilma Rousseff: said she was “indignant” at the move and said her administration had never practised “illicit acts”. Photograph: Mario Tama/Getty Images

Dramatic new twist in political crisis linked to corruption scandal at oil giant Petrobas

Venezuela’s president Nicolás Maduro greets supporters after a meeting in the Petare district of Caracas. Photograph: Carlos Garcia Rawlins/Reuters

Opinion polls show populist left-wing movement set to lose control of national assembly

BTG Pactual investment bank chief executive André Esteves: federal prosecutors have accused him of attempting to obstruct their inquiry into corruption at Petrobras. Photograph: Cassimiro/AFP/Getty Images

Workers’ Party considering expelling senator Delcídio do Amaral following his arrest

Argentinian president-elect Mauricio Macri. He told his supporters that “change cannot be held up by revenge or score-settling”. Photograph: David Fernandez/EPA

Mauricio Macri defeated populist Peronist candidate Daniel Scioli by under three percentage points in run-off vote

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