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Vitória Régia Oliveira, from Brazil, who works in home care in Dublin. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill/The Irish Times

When Vitória Régia Oliveira started attending interviews for engineering jobs after graduating from university she knew she stood out. Not only was sh(...)

A poster depicting slain city councillor of the Municipal Chamber of Rio de Janeiro for the Socialism and Liberty Party  Marielle Franco: Adriano Nóbrega was a suspect in her murder. Photograph: Daniel Ramalho/AFP

The killing by police of a fugitive linked to the family of Brazil’s president Jair Bolsonaro and who was also a suspect in the 2018 murder of Rio cit(...)

Emma Cahill playing the drumms in Salvador, Brazil.

“But … Brazil is so dangerous?” was the most common response I received when I announced I would be moving to the capital city of the carnival country(...)

João Gilberto in 2008. The performer is credited with helping  to turn bossa nova into a global symbol of a young and confident Brazil. Photograph: Marco Hermes/AFP/Getty Images

João Gilberto, one of the primary creators of bossa nova, the intimate Brazilian music that became a major cultural export, has died. He was 88. His s(...)

File image of Donata Meirelles. File photograph: Fernanda Calfat/Getty Images

The fashion director of the Brazilian edition of Vogue has resigned after photos from her 50th birthday party drew criticism for evoking colonial depi(...)

A person holds flags as doctors of the ‘Mais Medicos’ (More Doctors) programme prepare to depart Brazil at the Brasilia International Airport. Photograph: Alves Joedson/EPA

The first of thousands of Cuban doctors left Brazil on Thursday after criticism by Brazil’s far-right president-elect Jair Bolsonaro prompted Cuba’s g(...)

Jair Bolsonaro, presidential candidate with the Social Liberal Party, gestures next to an electronic voting booth before voting in general elections in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Sunday, October 7th Photograph: Silvia Izquierdo/AP

Early exit polls in Brazil yesterday boosted hopes among supporters of right-wing presidential candidate Jair Bolsonaro that he could outperform recen(...)

João Gilberto circa 1960. A recent announcement of his death, on Twitter, turned out to be exaggerated. Photograph: Tom Copi/Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images

Last month it was announced on Facebook that the Brazilian bossanovista João Gilberto had died. The singer and virtuoso guitarist had collapsed at his(...)

Belfast City Hall. Lonely Planet said the city has undergone a makeover, and is now ‘full of hip neighbourhoods that burst with bars, restaurants and venues to suit all tastes.’

Belfast and the Causeway Coast have been named the top region in the world to visit in 2018 by Lonely Planet. The region tops the ranking in the trav(...)

Military personnel arrive at Salvador’s Maritime Terminal to help in  rescue efforts after a ferry capsized off the northeastern state of Bahia on August 24th, 2017. Photograph: Lucio Tavora/AFP/Getty Images

A ferry carrying roughly 130 passengers capsized off Brazil’s coastal state of Bahia on Thursday, killing at least 22 people, the country’s second fa(...)

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