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Anti-Maduro protests: security forces line up against a demonstrator in Caracas. Photograph: Carlos Garcia Rawlins/Reuters

With the arrest of Venezuelan opposition leaders and the establishment of a new “legislative superbody” that will concentrate power in the hands of Pr(...)

Police clashed with demonstrators who blocked roads and rallied against Sunday’s ballot. Photographer: Carlos Becerra/Bloomberg

Venezuela is facing international pariah status after most South American governments said that Sunday’s controversial election of a new constitutiona(...)

Venezuela’s president  Nicolás Maduro: told state television the assembly marks “a new era of combat”. Photograph: Marco Bello/Reuters

Police and protesters clashed in Venezuela on Sunday as voting took place for a controversial new constitutional assembly which critics fear will form(...)

Brazil’s president Michel Temer, who has lost a minister month, most in controversial circumstances, since he was sworn in in May last year. Photograph: Evaristo Sa/AFP/Getty Images

Brazil’s president Michel Temer was dragged deeper into the Petrobras corruption scandal after one of his closest friends told prosecutors he acted as(...)

The graves at Nossa Senhora Aparecida Cemetery of the inmates killed in the recent riots in prisons in Manaus, Amazonas state, Brazil. Photograph: Raphael Alves/AFP/Getty Images

The official in charge of a Brazilian prison where 56 inmates were murdered on New Year’s Day has been suspended from his job amid allegations he acce(...)

 People gathering at a makeshift memorial on the Promenade des Anglais in Nice on July 17th in tribute to the victims of the Bastille Day attack that left 84 dead. FIle photograph: Valery Hache/AFP/Getty Images

1. As Europe’s migration crisis continued unabated, European correspondent Suzanne Lynch reported in February from the Kilis refugee camp on Turkey’s (...)

 Pat Hickey  outside his home in Castleknock on Monday after his return from four months in Brazil. Photograph: Colin Keegan, Collins Dublin

Though Pat Hickey has finally left Brazil, it is a case of gone but by no means forgotten as far as the country’s authorities are concerned. Brazilia(...)

 Kevin  Mallon arrives at a Brazilian police station to give a statement in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil,  September 5th,  regarding Olympic Games tickets. Photograph: Marcelo Sayão/EPA

Brazilian police say they expect to name at least one more Irish person as involved in the Olympic Council of Ireland (OCI) ticketing affair at the R(...)

Former Olympic Committee of Ireland (OCI) president  Pat Hickey arrives at a residential building after leaving the Bangu Jails Complex in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, August 30th, 2016. Photograph: Ricardo Moraes/Reuters

Former Olympic Council of Ireland president Pat Hickey left prison on Tuesday morning local time, a day after a Brazilian appeal court judge ordered h(...)

Pat Hickey of the Olympic Council of Ireland. Photograph: Yui Mok/PA

Pat Hickey and British businessman Marcus Evans co-ordinated the responses of the two companies caught up in the Olympic Council of Ireland (OCI) tick(...)

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