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(...)

Gold medal winner in restaurant service  Alina Sile with  mentor Ray Cullen from Waterford Institute of Technology

A group of Ireland’s top young apprentices gave up their summers to train for the WorldSkills Competition in Sao Paulo, Brazil, last week, and it paid(...)

Dilma Rousseff: The president’s  Workers’ Party administration is now engulfed in a huge corruption scandal and struggling to navigate the country’s worst recession in two decades.   Photograph: Jonathan Ernst/Bloomberg

Standing on a corner of São Paulo’s main avenue, holding a banner demanding “Impeachment Already”, Michele Pick and Maria Necela Sampaio were clear ab(...)

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 1:27

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

President Dilma Rousseff:  Hundreds of thousands are expected to take to the streets on Sunday  to demand her impeachment. Photograph: Evaristo Sa/AFP/Getty Images

Hundreds of thousands of Brazilians are expected to take to the streets on Sunday in the latest round of the campaign to force President Dilma Rous(...)

People mark the 70th anniversary of the US attack at the Atomic Bomb Dome at the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park, Japan. Photograph: Getty Images 1:54

Seventy years on and more than 10,000 miles away, a group of atomic bomb survivors from Hiroshima and Nagasaki are campaigning for a nuclear-free worl(...)

 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 (...)