Brazil’s president Dilma Rousseff at the opening ceremony of the National Conference on Human Rights. Ueslei Marcelino/Reuters

Nearly two weeks after Brazil’s lower house of congress voted to impeach her, the administration of president Dilma Rousseff is limping towards its da(...)

Protesters opposed to the impeachment of president Dilma Rousseff watch the voting session on television in Sao Paulo, Brazil. Photograph: Igo Estrela/Getty Images

Brazil’s leftist President Dilma Rousseff lost a crucial impeachment vote in the lower house of Congress on Sunday and is almost certain to be forced(...)

Brazilian president Dilma Rousseff:    battling to save  her presidency. Photograph:  Evaristo Saevaristo/AFP/Getty

After more than a year of twists and turns, in which both sides have accumulated a string of minor victories and defeats, Brazil’s impeachment crisis (...)

Former Brazilian president Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva addresses teachers and students  in Sao Paulo on Friday as he attempts to garner support for his protégée and successor Dilma Rousseff who faces impeachment.   Photograph: Nacho Doce/Reuters

Ahead of one of the most crucial weeks of his political career Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva’s famous voice had a dry, raspy edge to it as he addressed a (...)

 Keiko Fujimori, the frontrunner in Peru’s presidential election,  waves to supporters during her closing campaign meeting in Lima on Thursday. Photograph: Mariana Bazo/Reuters

After a turbulent campaign that saw two candidates disqualified by electoral authorities and two more caught up in the Panama Papers revelations, Peru(...)

Brazilian president Dilma Rousseff: Former party ally  Delcídio do Amaral made a series of explosive claims against the country’s political elite. Photograph: Evaristo Sa/AFP/Getty Images

The political crisis engulfing Brazil’s president Dilma Rousseff has deepened after her party’s former leader in the senate accused her of trying to o(...)

Union members and members of Workers’ Party demonstrate in support of former president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva in Sao Paulo on Friday. Photograph: Miguel Schincariol/AFP/Getty Images

The focus of Brazil’s deepening political crisis shifts to the streets on Sunday with protests for and against the ruling Workers’ Party to be held ju(...)

Former Brazilian president Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva in Brasilia, Brazil. Lula has been formally charged with money-laudering and other crimes. File photograph: Fernando Bizerra jr/EPA

Former Brazilian president Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva was formally charged on Wednesday with money-laundering and other crimes over an alleged bid to c(...)

Supporters of Brazil’s former president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva protest in front of the Federal Police office at the Congonhas airport in São Paulo on Friday. Photograph: Marcelo Machado de Melo/Reuters

Though the net has been closing in for months, there was still a palpable sense of shock when Brazil woke up on Friday morning to the news that former(...)

A file photograph  of then Brazilian president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva posing with his hands full of oil on October 28th, 2010, as he takes part in a Petrobras publicity event. Photograph: Marcelo Sayao/EPA

Brazil’s former president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva was briefly detained for questioning on Friday in a federal investigation of a vast corruption sc(...)