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Brazilian President Michel Temer. Photograph: Evaristo Saevaristo Sa/AFP/Getty

Considering the trouble he currently finds himself in, Michel Temer’s continued occupancy of Brazil’s presidential palace is something of a minor poli(...)

 Brazilian president Michel Temer speaks during a televised message to the nation,  in Brasilia, Brazil. Photograph: Joédson Alves/EPA

Brazil’s supreme court released explosive plea-bargain testimony on Friday that accused president Michel Temer, along with former presidents Luiz Inac(...)

An undated handout picture showing Greek ambassador to Brazil, Kyriakos Amiridis (centre), who is believed to have been murdered. Photograph: AFP

A Rio de Janeiro police officer confessed to murdering Greece’s ambassador to Brazil, possibly at the direction of the diplomat’s Brazilian wife with (...)

People place candles beside a picture of Fidel Castro, as part of a tribute,  in Tegucigalpa, Honduras, following the announcement of the Cuban leader’s death. Photograph: Jorge Cabrera/Reuters

With the death on Friday of former Cuban leader Fidel Castro at the age of 90 Latin America has lost its most important political figure of the 20th c(...)

Brazil’s former president Dilma Rousseff delivering her farewell address in Brasília on August 31st. Her impeachment, however, has resolved none of the ethical challenges the country faces from its political class. Photograph:  Mario Tama/Getty Images

Though no more was needed, Friday’s resignation of another minister in Brazil over graft allegations is proof that the impeachment of Dilma Rousseff i(...)

 Pat Hickey, former president of the Olympic Council of Ireland, has been granted his passport back by a Brazilian judge so he can leave Brazil for medical treatment. Photograph: Alan Betson

The Olympic Council of Ireland (OCI) has said it will not pay the €400,000-plus bond which its former president Pat Hickey is required to lodge in cou(...)

Kevin Mallon, second from right, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Photograph: Phil Clarke Hill

Ticket agent Kevin Mallon – who was arrested on the eve of the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro and one of 10 people charged last month in relation to (...)

Marcelo Odebrecht: The boss of Brazil’s biggest construction conglomerate is reportedly plea bargaining with prosecutors.  Photograph: Heuler Andrey/AFP/Getty Images

One of the arguments against the impeachment of Brazilian president Dilma Rousseff was that the campaign was part of an effort by her corrupt former a(...)

Brazil’s then president Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva at the launch of a Petrobras platform  on the Brazilian coast on the Atlantic in October, 2010. Photograph: Marcelo Sayao/EPA

In 2014 when the investigation into corruption at Brazil’s state oil giant Petrobras was still in its initial stages a former senior manager at the fi(...)

Brazil’s supreme court has paved the way for the extradition of fugitive former solicitor Michael Lynn back to Ireland after it rejected the latest efforts by his defence to delay the move. File photograph:  Garrett White / Collins.

Brazil’s supreme court has paved the way for the extradition of fugitive former solicitor Michael Lynn back to Ireland after it rejected the latest ef(...)

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