Brazil Independence day at University of Limerick 2:34

Despite the offer of a scholarship in Spain worth twice as much as one from Ireland, when it came to deciding where to do her doctoral research, Br(...)

Brazil’s President Dilma Roussef has become more isolated than ever in the presidential palace. Photograph: Carlos Pazos/Reuters

Brazil’s president Dilma Rousseff is in deep trouble.Though she has barely started her second term after securing re-election last October, she alread(...)

 Mario Tadic (second left) and Elod Toaso (second right), at their trial, in La Paz, Bolivia. Photograph: Martin Alipaz/EPA

The two men arrested in the police raid that killed Michael Dwyer in Bolivia pleaded guilty to complicity in armed insurrection at their trial on Fri(...)

A group of prosecutors and judiciary workers lead a march under heavy rain in Buenos Aires on Wednesday to pay tribute to  prosecutor Alberto Nisman a month after his  death in mysterious circumstances. Photograph: Agustin Marcarian/Reuters

Hundreds of thousands of Argentines took to the streets on Wednesday night to demand justice for prosecutor Alberto Nisman, who died in mysterious cir(...)

The charges against Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner are the latest developments in a political crisis in Argentina. Photograph: Enrique Marcarian/Reuters

An Argentine prosecutor has formally charged the country’s president Cristina Kirchner with attempting to cover up Iran’s involvement in the 1994 t(...)

An outsourced worker who was contracted to work for Petrobras holds a placard that reads: ‘Petrobras has only thief’ as he marches with others on Rio-Niteroi bridge to Petrobras’s headquarters in Rio de Janeiro during a protest this week against recent layoffs. Photograph: Ricardo Moraes/Reuters

In his first interview since taking command of troubled Brazilian oil giant Petrobras earlier this month, Aldemir Bendine made all the right noises.He(...)

US holders of defaulted Argentine bonds have stepped up their campaign for full repayment of their loans by detailing how 14 senior Argentine official(...)

Petrobras president Aldemir Bendine: markets reacted negatively to news that a loyal lieutenant of Brazilian president Dilma Rousseff was being handed the job. Photograph: Nacho Doce/Reuters

Brazil’s government has appointed the controversial head of a state bank to be the new president of the crisis-stricken oil giant Petrobras. Th(...)

The Irish Times’ Generation Emigration project is on the hunt for the best Irish pub in the world outside Ireland. Why? Because the best Irish pubs(...)

Argentine president Cristina Kirchner waves to  children as Chinese president Xi Jinping accompanies her during a welcoming ceremony at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, China,  on February 4th, 2015. Photograph: Goh Chai Hin/AFP/Getty Images

A federal judge in Argentina has been appointed to investigate accusations made by Alberto Nisman, the prosecutor who died in mysterious circumstances(...)