Eduardo Cunha, speaker of Brazil’s lower house of congress,  who has been temporarily suspended from office. He faces multiple accusations of corruption. Photograph:  Ueslei Marcelino/Reuters

A supreme court justice has temporarily suspended from office the speaker of Brazil’s lower house of congress Eduardo Cunha, threatening the political(...)

Anheuser-Busch InBev earnings before interest, tax and depreciation rose to $3.46 billion. Analysts expected $3.74 billion. Photograph: Reuters

Anheuser-Busch InBev, the world’s largest brewer, reported sales and profit growth that missed analysts’ estimates on weakness in Brazil, one of its t(...)

Fabiana Claudino carries the Olympic torch at Planalto Palace in Brasilia following the flame’s arrival in the country yesterday. Photograph: Evaristo Sa/AFP/Getty Images

The Brazilian torch relay for the Rio de Janeiro Olympics has kicked off with double gold-medal winning volleyball player Fabiana Claudino running the(...)

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(...)

Greek actress Katerina Lehou, playing the role of High Priestess, lights a torch from the sun’s rays reflected in a parabolic mirror during the Olympic flame lighting ceremony for the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at the site of ancient Olympia in Greece, April 21, 2016. Photograph: Alkis Konstantinidis/Reuters

The official countdown to this year’s Rio de Janeiro Olympics began on Thursday when the torch was lit at the site of the ancient Games, with organis(...)

Brazil’s president Dilma Rousseff speaks to members of the foreign press at the presidential palace in Brasilia, on Tuesday. Photograph: Lula Marques/Bloomberg

As Brazilian senators met to arrange her impeachment trial, President Dilma Rousseff denounced “a coup-mongering vein” in Brazilian public life stretc(...)

Brazil’s president Dilma Rousseff:  The  lower house of congress voted by 367 to 137 on Sunday night to send her for trial before the senate over accusations that she had broken budgetary laws. Photograph: Ueslei Marcelino/Reuters

Brazil’s political crisis shows no sign of abating as President Dilma Rousseff and her Workers’ Party (WP) signalled they are determined to continuing(...)

Brazilian parliamenarian Bruno Araujo (centre) celebrates with fellow congressmen after his vote in favour of the impeachment of President Dilma Rousseff was enough to confirm the process. Photograph:  Ueslei Marcelino/Reuters

When Brazil’s best loved clown Tiririca was elected to congress in 2010 there was much gnashing of teeth among commentators about what his victory sai(...)

Tumbling crude oil futures knocked Asian shares on Monday after producers’ weekend talks failed to agree a plan to curb the global supply glut, while Tokyo stocks slumped as investors assessed the impact of a devastating earthquake in southwestern Japan. (Photograph: Toru Hanai/Reuters)

Tumbling crude oil futures knocked Asian shares on Monday after producers’ talks failed to agree on a plan to curb the global supply glut, while Toky(...)

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(...)