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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(...)

Irish man Kevin Mallon (centre, check shirt) with members of his legal team following his release from the Bangú 10 prison in the western suburbs of Rio on Saturday night. Photograph: Phil Clarke Hill/The Irish Times

The Irishman whose arrest sparked the Olympic Council of Ireland (OCI) ticketing controversy has been released from prison after a federal judge in Br(...)

Suspended Brazilian president Dilma Rousseff: Her impeachment, which she has dismissed  as a parliamentary coup, is expected to pass by more than the necessary two-thirds margin of the 81-seat senate. Photograph: Cadu Gomes/EPA

Brazil’s senators have begun the final phase of impeachment proceedings against left-wing president Dilma Rousseff as the nation’s chief justice warn(...)

A picture of an ID card belonging to Kevin Mallon, an Irish director of THG Sports, who was arrested for allegedly illegally selling tickets for the Rio 2016 Olympic Games. A court in Brazil has denied a request to release Mr Mallon. Photograph: Tasso marcelo/AFP/Getty Images.

A federal appeals court judge in Brazil has rejected a request that an Irish man accused of ticket touting at the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro be r(...)

Olympic tickets allegedly seized from Kevin Mallon of THG Sports are displayed during a press conference last Monday. Photograph: Tasso Marcelo/AFP/Getty Images

The British company at the centre of the Olympic ticketing controversy did not have the right to sell tickets for the event, either in Brazil or abroa(...)

A general view of a session of the senate over an impeachment trial of suspended Brazilian president Dilma Rousseff. Photograph: EPA

Brazil’s senate voted early on Wednesday to indict president Dilma Rousseff on charges of breaking budget laws and put her on trial in an impeachment (...)

Brazil’s former president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva is to stand trial. File photograph: Nelson Almeida/AFP/Getty Images

Brazil’s former president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva and the former CEO of investment bank Grupo BTG Pactual SA will stand trial for obstruction of jus(...)

Brazil’s former minister for transparency Fabiano Silveira. Leaked recordings suggest  he conspired to derail an  inquiry into corruption at the state oil company  Petrobras. Photograph: EPA

Brazil’s new minister for transparency became the latest casualty of the Petrobras scandal after leaked recordings suggested he conspired to derail t(...)

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 (...)

Brazil’s interim president Michel Temer (centre) attends a signing ceremony for his  new government ministers at the Planalto presidential palace after the Senate voted to accept impeachment charges against suspended president Dilma Rousseff. Photograph: Igo Estrela/Getty Images.

Brazil’s interim president Michel Temer has called on his country to rally behind his government of “national salvation,” hours after the Senate vote(...)

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