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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(...)

Relatives of patients suffering from microcephaly listen to therapists  at the Altino Ventura Foundation in Recife, BrazilPhotograph: Dado Galdieri/Bloomberg

When in the first months of her pregnancy Silvana Nascimento began to see reports on Brazilian television about the spread of the mosquito-borne Zika (...)

Brazilian Social Democracy Party presidential candidate Aecio Neves: spectacular political resurrection. Photograph: AP Photo/Eugenio Savio

After a contest already full of twists and turns, Brazilian voters delivered a major surprise on Sunday when they dumped Marina Silva out of the count(...)

A class of his own: Michael Lynn at the Britanic school in Brazil, where he was teaching until his arrest last week
Michael Lynn’s second life

‘The World Awaits.’ For Michael Lynn the slogan draped across the facade of the Britanic language school must have sounded more like a taunt than a pr(...)

Company registration documents in Recife show Michael Lynn and his wife Bríd Murphy formed a property development company in 2011. Photograph: The Irish Times

Lawyers for the Irish solicitor Michael Lynn will make a bail application on Monday as they prepare his case against extradition to Ireland. A judicia(...)

The street outside the office of the property company co-owned by Irish solicitor and his wife Bríd Murphy in Recife, Brazil. Photograph: Ruadhán Mac Cormaic.

So little light comes through the small window that the visitor has to strain to make out the tiny room in Recife that serves as headquarters to Micha(...)

Michael Lynn’s office in the Recife suburb of Candeias

Irish solicitor Michael Lynn had a home in one of the richest suburbs of São Paulo, Brazil’s commercial capital, and ran a property company from a vac(...)

Michael Lynn’s Brazilian ID card.

Lawyers acting for the solicitor Michael Lynn plan to make an application this week to have him released on bail while a Brazilian court considers whe(...)

Michael Lynn being arrested in Brazil

The legal team in Brazil of fugitive solicitor Michael Lynn plan to present the Brazilian authorities with proof of his university degree in the hope (...)

Michael Lynn (far right) at the school where he was teaching in Brazil.

Fugitive solicitor Michael Lynn, who fled Ireland with debts of €80 million, is expected to mount a strenuous legal challenge to his extradition home(...)

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