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Brazilian president Jair Bolsonaro attends a ceremony  at the Itaguaí Naval Complex in Rio de Janeiro. Photograph: Mauro Pimentel/AFP via Getty Images

An escalating power struggle within the political party of president Jair Bolsonaro is threatening to destabilise the Brazilian government as it reach(...)

Brazil’s former president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva greets supporters during a rally in Francisco Beltrao, Parana state, Brazil, on Monday. Photograph: Eraldo Peres/AP

The campaign convoy of former president Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva was hit by gunfire on Tuesday night in the latest escalation of increasingly fraught(...)

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(...)

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’(...)

One of the species of miniaturised frog found in the Brazilian Atlantic forest. Photograph: Luiz Fernando Ribeiro

Seven new species of miniature frog, smaller than bumblebees, have been discovered clinging to survival on isolated mountaintops in Brazil. The large(...)

A passenger bus plunged off a cliff in the southern Brazilian state of Santa Catarina on Saturday, killing more than 40 people, emergency response officials said. It was en route to Parana State when the incident occurred. Image: Google maps.

A passenger bus plunged off a cliff in the southern Brazilian state of Santa Catarina on Saturday, killing more than 40 people, emergency response of(...)

Brazil Independence day at University of Limerick

Despite the offer of a scholarship in Spain worth twice as much as one from Ireland, when it came to deciding where to do her doctoral research, Br(...)

Simon Zebo hard at it during the Ireland rugby squad training session at Tucumán Universitario Rugby Club ahead of the second and final Test against Argentina. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

There is a sense of this being a bit more like the real deal. Both sides expect improved performances on last week’s first Test and although football (...)