Martin von Hildebrand: spearheading what may be the world’s largest protected area extending across the Amazon basin from the Andes to the Atlantic. Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy

Climate change can only be tackled if it is “not just a white man’s project”, leading Colombian ethnologist and Irish graduate Dr Martin von Hildebran(...)

Celia Veloso, mother of  Mary Jane Veloso, cries as she is comforted by family members, during a protest pleading President Benigno Aquino for help in her daughter’s case. Photograph: Romeo Ranoco/Reuters

Indonesia has asked foreign embassies to send representatives to a maximum security prison ahead of the expected execution of 10 drug convicts, altho(...)

British comedian Dom Joly jumps from onboard Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing during the start of leg six from Itajaí in Brazil to Newport in Rhode Island. Photograph: Getty Images

For a while, it looked like we were never going to get away from Brazil. Stuck at the starting line with no wind, leg six of the Volvo Ocean Race to N(...)

A vendor hangs shirts reading “Out, Dilma” during a protest against Brazil’s president Dilma Rousseff over a corruption scandal at Petrobras. Photograph: Reuters

Brazilian oil giant Petrobras will take a crucial first step on its road back to financial health this week when it will finally publish its overdue r(...)

A policeman outside the Corinthians fans’ headquarters in Vila dos Remedios, near São Paulo, after a shooting that left eight people dead on Saturday night. Photograph: Fernando Neves/AFP/Getty Images

Eight supporters of São Paulo club Corinthians were shot dead on Saturday night in the worst incident of football related violence in Brazil’s history(...)

Joao Vaccari, treasurer of Brazil’s ruling Workers’ Party, is escorted by police as he arrives at a legal medical institute in Curitiba. Brazilian police on Wednesday arrested Mr Vaccari, moving an investigation of graft and political kickbacks at state-run oil company Petrobras closer to President Dilma Rousseff’s inner circle. Photograph: Rodolfo Buhrer/Reuters

Moves by Brazil’s opposition to open impeachment proceedings against President Dilma Rousseff have intensified following the arrest of the treasurer o(...)

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

International Monetary Fund (IMF) managing director Christine Lagarde   shakes hands with Shakila Luqman, a member of the Pakistani National Assembly, as she poses for photos with attendees during the 2015 Global Parliamentary Conference at the World Bank Headquarters in Washington.

The IMF has kept its global growth forecasts unchanged, but warned that the economic recovery remains “moderate and uneven,” beset by greater uncertai(...)

First-quarter group sales reached €21 billion, an underlying 3.2 per cent rise, Carrefour said. Photograph: Rich Press/Bloomberg

French retailer Carrefour posted higher-than-expected first-quarter sales on Friday, driven by growth in Latin America and an improvement at its domes(...)

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(...)