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(...)

Angelita Muxfeldt cousin of executed Brazilian drug convict Rodrigo Gularte stands  over the body of her cousin at the hospital morgue in Jakarta. Photograph: Bay Ismoyo/AFP/Getty Images

A Brazilian man executed in Indonesia for drug trafficking who was diagnosed with schizophrenia and bipolar disorder did not understand what was happ(...)

An ambulance carrying the coffin of a death row prisoner arrives at Wijayapura port after returning from the prison island of Nusakambangan in Cilacap, Central Java, Indonesia. An Indonesian firing squad executed eight convicted drug-traffickers from several countries on Wednesday, prompting Australia to recall its envoy to Jakarta and bringing an angry reaction from Brazil. Photograph: Beawiharta/Reuters 1:37

Australia will withdraw its ambassador from Indonesia in protest at the execution of two of its citizens for drug smuggling.Prime minister Tony Abbott(...)

Union and women’s rights activists picketed the Indonesian in the Philippines, to appeal for Jakarta to spare a Filipino mother of two scheduled to be executed by firing squad. The activists vowed to stay outside the embassy until Indonesia stops the execution of Mary Jane Veloso or a second appeal filed by her lawyers is granted. Photograph: Francis R Malasig/EPA 0:37

International condemnation of Indonesia’s plan to execute convicted drug smugglers by firing squad as early as Tuesday is increasing, with Australia (...)

A vendor hangs shirts reading “Out, Dilma” during a protest against Brazil’s president Dilma Rousseff over a corruption scandal at Petrobras. Photograph: Reuters

Brazilian oil giant Petrobras will take a crucial first step on its road back to financial health this week when it will finally publish its overdue r(...)

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(...)

A demonstrator taking part in a protest against Brazil’s president Dilma Rousseff in Rio this month. This latest police operation highlights the increasing confidence of anticorruption authorities in Brazil to tackle the problem but also the entrenched nature of graft in Brazil. Photograph: Ricardo Moraes/Reuters

Federal police in Brazil say they have uncovered a major corruption scheme inside the country’s finance ministry that allowed prominent local companie(...)

Brazil’s President Dilma Rousseff is facing a perfect storm. Political and economic crises feed off each other. Up to a million on the streets demand (...)

Demonstrators attend a protest against Brazil’s president Dilma Rousseff in Sao Paulo last week. Photograph: Reuters/Paulo Whitaker

In Brazil’s print media universe, weekly news magazine Carta Capital is the only vehicle of national importance that openly supports president Dilma R(...)

Protesters in cities across Brazil held marches to pressure Rousseff over unpopular budget cuts and a corruption scandal that has snared leaders of her political coalition. Photograph: Paulo Whitaker/Reuters

Hundreds of thousands of Brazilians have marched peacefully in more than 50 cities to demand President Dilma Rousseff’s impeachment and to criticise g(...)