Michael Lynn following his arrest in Brazil. Photograph: Federal Police of Brazil

Fugitive solicitor Michael Lynn faced a federal judge in Brazil yesterday in the latest stage of his battle to avoid extradition to Ireland. At the ev(...)

Brazil’s president Dilma Rousseff: communications with several unidentified aides probed by US spy agency.  Photograph: Ueslei Marcelino/Reuters

Brazil’s government summoned the US ambassador to respond to new revelations of US surveillance of president Dilma Rousseff and her senior aides, comp(...)

Brazil’s foreign minister Antonio Patriota (left), who resigned afte helping a Bolivian senator who had been accused of corruption, toasts US secretary of state John Kerry before a lunch  in Brasilia this month. Photograph: Evaristo Sa/Reuters

A controversial asylum seeker, a Latin American embassy and a daring escape. The ingredients of the diplomatic drama that has just forced the resignat(...)

US secretary of state John Kerry’s one-day visit to Brazil will focus on restoring the trust between Washington and Brasilia that was shaken by the NSA spying disclosures. Photograph:  Fredy Builes/Reuters.

US hopes of landing a coveted deal worth more than $4 billion to sell 36 fighter jets to Brazil have suffered a setback with recent revelations that t(...)

Demonstrators are detained by riot police near the Rio de Janeiro government palace during the “National Day of Strikes, Stoppages and Protests”  on Thursday, July 11th. “It is hard to escape the impression that for all the sound and fury in Brasília, in the long-running stand-off between Brazil’s citizens and their politicians the politicians are holding their ground.” Photograph: Ricardo Moraes/Reuters

Although the protests that rocked Brazil last month have ended – for now at least – the country’s politicians are making every effort to show they hav(...)

Demonstrators hold a protest in Salvador with a sign reading, “We want hospitals built in two years too,” in reference to the time it took to build the stadiums for the Confederations Cup.  photograph: Valter Pontes/Reuters

After a disastrous two weeks during which massive street protests overshadowed the Confederations Cup, football’s world governing body Fifa and Brazi(...)

Lucas Moura of Brazil celebrates with the trophy and fans at the end of the FIFA Confederations Cup. Brazil beat Spain 3-0 in the final at the Maracana stadium in Rio de Janeiro. Photograph: Jasper Juinen/Getty Images.

Small skirmishes between police and protesters did little to disrupt the festive atmosphere around the close of a major international soccer tournamen(...)

Brazilian president Dilma Rousseff  laid out a series of proposals that  include the promise of €17 billion in investments on transport and greater efforts to control inflation. Photograph: AP Photo/Eraldo Peres

Brazil’s president, Dilma Rousseff, has called for a constitutional assembly to be held to implement major political reforms in her latest attempt to (...)

A demonstrator blocks riot police advancing on a protest march in Porto Alegre . Photograph: Edison Vara/Reuters

President Dilma Rousseff of Brazil has proposed a series of bold changes to the country’s political system amid protests.The measures included conveni(...)

A riot policeman fires his weapon while confronting stone-throwing demonstrators during an anti-government protest in Belem, at the mouth of the Amazon river, in Brazil last night. Photograph: Ney Macondes/Reuters

Brazil awoke today to city centres still smouldering after a night that shocked the nation: one million protesters had taken to the streets in scores(...)

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