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(...)

A girl stands behind a Venezuelan flag and underneath a sign reading “Respect Dissidence in Venezuela” during a protest in Panama City ahead of this weekend’s Summit of the Americas. Photograph: Edgard Garrido/Reuters

The recent détente between Cuba and the United States faces its first public test this weekend when presidents Raúl Castro and Barack Obama attend the(...)

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(...)

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Paolo Sorrentino’s mesmerizing film La Grande Bellezza (The Great Beauty), which won an Oscar for best foreign-language film in 2014, sparked contr(...)