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A supporter of Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva: the former president  denies all the charges against him and claims he is the victim of a judicial witch-hunt. Photograph: AP Photo/Eraldo Peres

The latest effort to free former Brazilian president Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva from jail failed on Tuesday night when Brazil’s supreme court voted aga(...)

Supporters of former Brazilian president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva attend a vigil outside the federal police offices in Curitiba, Brazil on August 31st, 2018. Photograph: Rodolfo Buhrer

It is day 354 of the Free Lula Vigil and about 50 activists are gathered in front of federal police headquarters in the city of Curitiba, where Brazil(...)

Supporters of Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, display banners with text written in Portuguese that read “Free Lula” during a protest in front of the Superior Electoral Court, in Brasilia, Brazil on Friday. Photograph:  Adriano Machado/Reuters

Brazil’s top electoral court has ruled that jailed former president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva is barred from running in October’s presidential electio(...)

Brazilian fans in in good voice watching  the World Cup game against Mexico in Three Spirits Bar & Grill, in Capel Street, Dublin. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

In Brazil, it is a toss-up who is the more famous: the actress Bruna Marquezine or her boyfriend Neymar, who despite being a professional athlete app(...)

Graffiti related to the Brazilian national football team, striker Neymar and the 2018 World Cup, in  Rio de Janeiro. Photograph: Fabio Teixeira/AFP/Getty Images

On a drizzly winter afternoon there are few workers visible on the construction site that will eventually become the metro station serving Congonhas, (...)

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It was after 10.30pm on March 7th when a car carrying billionaire Joesley Batista pulled up at the Jaburu Palace, one of the modernist masterpieces by(...)

Former Brazilian president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva arrives at a courthouse  in Curitiba, Brazil, on Wednesday, to face graft charges. Photograph: Nacho Doce/Reuters

Embattled former Brazilian president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva appeared in a federal court on Wednesday to give his first direct testimony before a cr(...)

Brazil’s former president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva makes a statement about the accussations of corruption against him during a meeting in Sao Paulo last week.  Photograph: Sebastiao Moreira/EPA

The stage has been set for the most politically charged court case in Brazil’s modern history after a judge ruled that former president Luiz Inácio Lu(...)

Military personnel outside the departure area of Galeao International Airport ahead of the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Photographer: Dado Galdieri/Bloomberg

Brazil arrested 10 people on Thursday on suspicion of belonging to a group supporting Islamic State and preparing acts of terrorism during next month’(...)

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 (...)

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