Protesters scuffle with police today outside the closed entrance of Ana Rosa subway station during the fifth day of a continuing metro workers’ protest in Sao Paulo, Brazil. Photograph: Damir Sagolj/Reuters

Subway workers went on strike in Sao Paulo, Brazil for a fifth day today even after a court ruled the stoppage illegal, spreading chaos across the cou(...)

Protesters  during a demonstration in São Paulo recently. Street protests across Brazil were sparked by the high cost of using chronically overcrowded public transport in São Paulo. Photograph: Mauricio Lima/New York Times

Authorities in Brazil are investigating whether some of Europe’s leading engineering firms defrauded the country’s taxpayers of hundreds of millions o(...)