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 Brazil’s then President Michel Temer gives a speech in Ciudad del Este, Paraguay, on December 21st last. Photograph:  Andres Cristaldo/EPA

Former Brazilian president Michel Temer was arrested on Thursday as part of the sprawling five-year Car Wash investigation into political corruption. (...)

Opposition leader and self-proclaimed interim president of Venezuela Juan Guaidó said the opposition-controlled national assembly would organise freedom committees in every street to mobilise supporters to descend on the Miraflores palace in Caracas. Photograph: Eva Marie Uzcategui/Getty

Launching a nationwide tour as part of a “new phase” of what he terms Operation Freedom, Venezuela’s opposition leader Juan Guaidó called on Saturday (...)

Locals collect water from an underground water main pipeline in Caracas, Venezuela. Photograph: Ivan Alvarado/Reuters

Venezuela’s president Nicólas Maduro seems to be channelling the spirit of Casablanca’s Capt Renault in his response to the blackout that struck his c(...)

Crowds including police outside  a school after fatal shootings,  in the metropolitan region of Sao Paulo, Brazil, on Wednesday. Photograph: Sebastiao Moreira/EPA

Two armed men wearing face masks entered a Brazilian elementary school on Wednesday and shot and killed at least six children who were on their snack(...)

 Ronnie Lessa (left) and Elcio Vieira de Queiroz, two former police officers now under arrest as suspects in the 2018 execution of a Rio de Janeiro councilwoman. Photograph: Rio De Janeiro Police via The New York Times

Two former police officers in Rio de Janeiro were charged on Tuesday with the killing of city council member Marielle Franco and her driver a year ago(...)

An effigy of Brazilian president Jair Bolsonaro traverses streets during the carnival procession in Loulé, Portugal. Photograph: Luis Forra/EPA

Brazil’s president Jair Bolsonaro was left with a serious post-carnival hangover after opponents and allies alike condemned his decision to post an ob(...)

Raphael Duarte: “It’s a delicate situation. We don’t know how to approach the system.” Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Upstairs in a pub in central Dublin this week, a group of about 20 people sit around a table having an impassioned, but calm, discussion about a recen(...)

Juan Guaidó and his wife Fabiana Rosales arrive at the EU delegation office in Brasília on Thursday. Photograph: Andre Coelho/Bloomberg

When Venezuela’s opposition leader Juan Guaidó arrived on Thursday in Brazil for talks with president Jair Bolsonaro, he came as a visiting head of st(...)

Trucks loaded with humanitarian aid for Venezuela arrive at the Tienditas Bridge in Cucuta, Colombia, on the border with Tachira, Venezuela. Photograph:  Luis Robayo/AFP

The United States has ramped up the pressure on Venezuela’s president Nicolás Maduro by saying it is establishing an air bridge to fly in humanitarian(...)

 Potential unicorns such as Checkr and Earnin are building businesses off the last generation of unicorns by offering services to them. Photograph: Getty Images

Technology startups worth $1 billion, once as rare as unicorns, are now plentiful enough and old enough that there is a new generation behind them – o(...)

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