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A man reloads a gun at a shooting club in Sao Paulo. Brazil suffered a record 64,000 murders in 2017, the most in the world. Nearly 45,000 of those homicides involved firearms. Photograph: Miguel Schincariol/AFP/Getty Images

Brazilian president Jair Bolsonaro has signed a temporary decree making it easier for Brazilians to buy guns, delivering on a campaign promise to over(...)

Carlos Ghosn, former chairman  of the Renault-Nissan Alliance in  2017. File photograph: Reuters/Philippe Wojazer

In October 2016, Carlos Ghosn rented out the Grand Trianon in Versailles for his lavish second wedding. Hired actors in towering wigs and 18th century(...)

Photograph: Richard Heathcote/Getty Images

In the play The Great Post-Recession Work of Art, the inhabitants of a world where production has ceased hunt rats, fetishize a tin of peas, and final(...)

Belmond owns the Hotel Cipriani in Venice

Luxury goods maker LVMH has agreed to buy Belmond, the owner of hotels including Venice’s landmark Cipriani, for $3.2 billion including debt, to incre(...)

Cork mathematician Paul Soden: “I started taking courses in creating agroforestry systems, which can help vast areas that have been deforested grow themselves back and create water and food security.”

The journey from mathematician to regenerative agroforester outside Rio de Janeiro has been long and multifarious for Paul Soden, who first set foot i(...)

Brazilian judge Sergio Moro leaves the house of president-elect Jair Bolsonaro in Rio de Janeiro after a meeting on Thursday. Photograph: Mauro Pimentel/AFP/Getty Images

Brazilian far-right president-elect Jair Bolsonaro has convinced crusading anti-graft judge Sergio Moro to become his justice minister, delighting su(...)

Sarah O’Sullivan with her daughter: ‘Brazil voted for the angry army guy, hoping he might put manners on us all.’

“Can we leave Brazil if Bolsonaro becomes president?” my 11-year-old daughter pleaded last January, as we sat at the kitchen table in my parents’ plac(...)

Supporters of Jair Bolsonaro, far-right presidential candidate. Photograph: Sergio Moraes/Reuters

After a bitterly divisive campaign scarred by violence and polluted with fake news, Brazil’s presidential election heads to its conclusion on Sunday w(...)

Jair Bolsonaro, who is recovering at home in Rio de Janeiro following his near-fatal stabbing at a campaign rally last month.  Photograph: Ricardo Moraes/Reuters

Far-right candidate Jair Bolsonaro remains firmly on course to be elected the next president of Brazil, according to the first opinion polls published(...)

Jair Bolsonaro, presidential candidate of the Social Liberal Party, after casting his vote in Rio de Janeiro. Photograph: Pilar Olivares/Reuters

A conservative wave crashed over Brazil’s political establishment in Sunday’s election, sweeping away many of its traditional pillars and leaving the (...)

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