File photograph of Pele. File photograph: Gonzalo Fuentes/Reuters

Brazilian soccer legend Pele has undergone back surgery, a close aide has told reporters, in the latest of a series of recent health problems afflict(...)

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(...)

Tággidi Mar Ribeiro: ‘If I work here with a full-time job as a cleaner, my life will be better than working in Brazil in my field.’ Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons 2:42

Tággidi Mar Ribeiro: arrived from Brazil, 2014 Finding work in Dublin as a young Brazilian can be extremely challenging, says Tággidi Mar Ribei(...)

Jerry O’Callaghan: “Brazil has been dealt a really bad hand of cards in terms of how it has been perceived globally.” Photograph: Rui Nagae

To the Irish Farmers’ Association, Jerry O’Callaghan might as well be one of the four horsemen of the Apocalypse. This third son of a small farm west (...)

A view of a Moy Park plant. The poultry producer has been sold by its owner to a 	Brazilian company in a deal worth €1.32 billion. Photograph: Brian Hallam/Moy Park

Moy Park, Northern Ireland’s biggest private employer, has been sold by its Brazilian owner to a local rival in a deal worth €1.32 billion. Debt-la(...)

Police on  guard near the Corinthians fans’ Hall 9 headquarters, in Vila dos Remedios, west of São  Paulo, after a shooting that left eight people dead on April 19th, 2015. Seven  Corinthians fans were executed at the site, and an eighth person was shot at a nearby gas station. File photograph: Fernando Neves/AFP/Getty Images

Authorities in Brazil have ordered the arrest of one serving and one former police officer suspected of carrying out the murder of eight supporters of(...)

Union members at May Day celebrations which were also attended by former Brazilian president “Lula”. Photograph: Victor Moriyama/Getty Images

The corruption crisis engulfing Brazil’s ruling Workers Party has deepened with the revelation that former president Luiz Inácio “Lula” da Silva is u(...)

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(...)

Judge Martin Nolan said “there was a degree of desperation” on Arteaga’s part and he was on the “very lowest rung of this transportation system”

A man who swallowed 39 condoms filled with liquid cocaine to smuggle the drugs into Ireland from Brazil has been jailed for four years.Bolivian natio(...)