A file image of  Andre Esteves, chief executive of the Brazilian financial firm Banco BTG Pactual, who  has been arrested on  in connection to a sweeping corruption probe into Brazil’s multinational energy corporation Petrobras. Photograph: Jean Christophe-Bott/EPA.

An investigation into corruption at Petrobras, Brazil’s state-owned oil company, has resulted in the arrests of a sitting senator and a bill(...)

Brazil’s president Dilma Rousseff stands in a vehicle during a civic-military parade in Brasilia to commemorate Brazil’s Independence Day on Monday.  Photograph: Ueslei Marcelino/Reuters

The depths of the institutional and ethical crisis facing Brazil have been laid bare by a new survey of the country’s congress, which reveals more tha(...)

Eduardo Cunha, president of Brazil’s lower house of parliament, who has been accused of accepting a $5 million  bribe in return for helping a company win contracts to supply  oil giant Petrobras with drill ships. Photograph: Miguel Schincariol/AFP/Getty Images

Brazil’s political crisis has entered a new and more volatile phase with last week’s decision by federal prosecutors to formally charge the powerful p(...)

Demonstrators hold signs during a protest in Sao Paulo, Brazil, during a protest in Sao Paulo, Brazil, on Sunday. Nationwide street protests against Brazilian president Dilma Rousseff are keeping pressure on the government. Photograph: Patricia Monteiro/Bloomberg

Hundreds of thousands of demonstrators returned to the streets in dozens of Brazilian cities on Sunday to call for the impeachment of president Dilma(...)

José Dirceu, who was detained  yesterday morning at his home in Brasília. Photograph: Nacho Doce/Reuters

Police in Brazil have arrested one of the founders of the ruling Workers’ Party, accusing him of being the mastermind behind the massive corruption s(...)

Brazilian president Dilma Rousseff: has vowed a “tooth and nail” defence of her mandate, accusing her opponents of “coup mongering”. But popular support for her has drained away. Photograph: Ivan Sekretarev/EPA/Pool

Nobody should mistake the recent calm of the Brazilian streets since anti-government agitation petered out for evidence that Dilma Rousseff has seen o(...)

Two films from Marriott Hotels Marriott Hotels has entered the movie business with Marriott International Content Studio producing short films. The fi(...)

With its £47 billion (€64.6bn) purchase of BG Group, Royal Dutch Shell has consolidated its position as a leading liquefied natural gas player. REUTERS/Brian Snyder

With its £47 billion (€64.6bn) purchase of BG Group, Royal Dutch Shell has consolidated its position as a leading liquefied natural gas player.But alo(...)

Brazil Independence day at University of Limerick

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(...)

Michael Lynne: being held in a prison in the city of Recife. Photograph:  Garrett White/Collins

Brazil’s supreme court has cleared the way for the extradition of fugitive former solicitor Michael Lynn back to Ireland to face charges relating to t(...)