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It was after 10.30pm on March 7th when a car carrying billionaire Joesley Batista pulled up at the Jaburu Palace, one of the modernist masterpieces by(...)

Former Brazilian president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva arrives at a courthouse  in Curitiba, Brazil, on Wednesday, to face graft charges. Photograph: Nacho Doce/Reuters

Embattled former Brazilian president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva appeared in a federal court on Wednesday to give his first direct testimony before a cr(...)

Brazil’s former president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva makes a statement about the accussations of corruption against him during a meeting in Sao Paulo last week.  Photograph: Sebastiao Moreira/EPA

The stage has been set for the most politically charged court case in Brazil’s modern history after a judge ruled that former president Luiz Inácio Lu(...)

Military personnel outside the departure area of Galeao International Airport ahead of the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Photographer: Dado Galdieri/Bloomberg

Brazil arrested 10 people on Thursday on suspicion of belonging to a group supporting Islamic State and preparing acts of terrorism during next month’(...)

Brazil’s acting president Michel Temer (right) with his then planning minister Romero Juca on Monday. Mr Juca stepped down later in the day. Photograph: Eraldo Peres/AP

Brazil’s interim government has been rocked by the loss of one of its key figures, planning minister Romero Juca, who stepped aside amid accusations (...)

Microsoft founder Bill Gates  and his wife Melinda Gates. Their foundation is suing Petrobras over lost investments.

The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation Trust is suing Petroleo Brasileiro and a unit of PricewaterhouseCoopers over a multibillion-dollar bribery scand(...)

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(...)

Two films from Marriott Hotels Marriott Hotels has entered the movie business with Marriott International Content Studio producing short films. The fi(...)

Spain had their only victory at the World Cup finals, against Australia, at Arena da Baixada in the city of Curitiba. Photograph: Getty Images.

Eliz and Tais look over: “Why don’t you sit with us?” It is 30 minutes into Germany’s thrilling game with Ghana, and the only free space in Bar Saccy (...)

 Neymar (shirtless) of Brazil and Fred celebnrate after the FIFA World Cup 2014 group A preliminary round match between Cameroon and Brazil. Photograph: Marcelo Sayao/EPA

MONDAY, JUNE 23rd 16.55 What a weekend! Pick your highlight: Costa Rica bidding cal-ciao to England with victory over the Azzurri? Ghana (...)

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