Belém(BR.16)

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 Residents mourn surrounded by police officers outside a bar after a shooting, in Belém, Para state, Brazil. Photograph: Claudio Pinheiro/Agencia Panamazonica/AFP/Getty Images

Eleven people have been killed after gunmen reportedly attacked a bar in the capital of Brazil’s northern Para state. The state security agency confi(...)

Pastéis de nata on sale in Lisbon, Portugal. The pastries are now commonly seen outside Portugal - at higher prices. Photograph: Getty Images.

An unlikely dessert is on its way to becoming as ubiquitous as the croissant. Not long ago an authentic pastel de nata, the diminutive egg-custard ta(...)

Supporters of Jair Bolsonaro, far-right presidential candidate. Photograph: Sergio Moraes/Reuters

After a bitterly divisive campaign scarred by violence and polluted with fake news, Brazil’s presidential election heads to its conclusion on Sunday w(...)

 Torre de Belem tower overlooks the  river Tagus in Lisbon. Photograph:  Stock image

Hurtling around Portugal’s capital city on a tuk tuk tour gives you a real sense of the grand colonial history of the place and the stark contrast tha(...)

At least 20 people were killed in a shootout during an escape attempt at a prison in Belem, local authorities informed. Photograph: Diario Do Para/Celso Rodrigues/AFP/Getty

Gunmen have attacked a prison in northern Brazil trying to stage a mass escape of inmates, setting off a gun battle with police that killed 20 people (...)

The number 28 vintage, aka tourist, tram. You’ve seen the pictures. Just buy the postcard.

See Lisbon’s neighbourhoods. Don’t miss Alfama - a maze of narrow cobbled streets, ancient houses and old-style mechanic shops the lead up the hill f(...)

Lisbon skyline at Alfama, one of the older parts of the city. Photograph: iStock Photo

Assemble a city-break destination from a wishlist of components and you get Lisbon: a wide glittering river, limpid skies, steep cobbled streets, pala(...)

Soldiers patrol the streets of Vitória, Espírito Santo, Brazil on Thursday: residents locked themselves in their homes as violence swept through the city after police went on strike. Photograph: Antonio Lacerda/EPA

Brazil’s violent start to the year has worsened with a police strike provoking a wave of killings in the southeastern state of Espírito Santo. Over (...)