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 Angel Montalvo and Emily Bench protest for the protection of the Amazon rainforest in front of the Brazilian consulate in Coral Gables, Florida. Photograph: Joe Raedle/Getty

Protesters have laid siege to Brazilian embassies around the world as international outrage over Jair Bolsonaro’s failure to protect the Amazon intens(...)

A police officer patrols the perimeter of the Altamira prison in Pará state, where 58 people were killed in a fight between rival gangs.  Photograph:  Bruno Santos/AFP/Getty Images

After the flames were extinguished and guards regained a semblance of control over the prison in northern Brazil where a gang fight left 58 dead, offi(...)

Brazilian president Jair Bolsonaro: “A scoundrel, to avoid a problem like this, he marries another scoundrel and adopts children in Brazil.” Photograph: Evaristo Sa

Brazil’s president, Jair Bolsonaro, has threatened a US journalist with jail for publishing damaging leaks about the country’s historic Car Wash anti-(...)

Sheila O’Callaghan in Rio de Janeiro. She has lived in Rio since 2015 where she now runs  a Wine Club with her German husband.

Sheila O’ Callaghan is originally from north Cork, but has lived in Rio de Janeiro since 2015. She used to run a publishing company that she set (...)

Shane Lowry with the Claret Jug and his grandmother Emily Scanlon during his homecoming to Offaly after winning the British Open at Portrush. Photo: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

“Absolutely,” is the reply from Shane Lowry when asked if he’d carry the Irish flag at the Olympics opening ceremony in Tokyo next year. Lowry’s win (...)

João Gilberto in 2008. The performer is credited with helping  to turn bossa nova into a global symbol of a young and confident Brazil. Photograph: Marco Hermes/AFP/Getty Images

João Gilberto, one of the primary creators of bossa nova, the intimate Brazilian music that became a major cultural export, has died. He was 88. His s(...)

 Rio de Janeiro governor Sergio Cabral: has already been sentenced to 198 years in a series of trials following a corruption spree. Photograph: Pawel Kopczynski

Rio de Janeiro paid out bribes to members of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) in order to secure the right to host the 2016 Summer Olympics, (...)

President Michael D Higgins meets Pope Francis in Dublin  last year. Coverage of the Papal visit, the presidential election and the FIFA World Cup cost RTÉ €7.2 million. Photograph: Maxwell Photography via Getty Images.

It has become a standard procedure for companies presenting their annual earnings to explain that they would have made an operating profit were it not(...)

The IOC recommended last month that boxing should keep its place at next year’s Games but recognition of AIBA  should be suspended until the issues surrounding its finances and governance are resolved. Photograph:    Kevin  Cox/Getty Images

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) on Wednesday thrashed out the plan for the boxing qualification and competition for next year’s Tokyo 2020 (...)

Ricardo Filho, an engineer from Brazil, who has lived in Ireland since 2016 with his wife. Photograph: Alan Betson

Ricardo Filho was earning €250 a month in his job as a co-ordinator at an English-language school in Brazil when he received word from UCD that he had(...)

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