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Brazil president Jair Bolsonaro’s relationship with congress  hovers between dire and non-existent. Photgraph: Adriano Machado/Reuters

After five rocky months, Brazil’s far-right president Jair Bolsonaro has finally left behind the chaos that marked the start to his term in office onl(...)

A bus in flames at a protest organised by the National Students Union in Rio de Janeiro: Students and teachers began a nationwide demonstration on Wednesday in “defence of education”. Photograph: Mauro Pimentel/AFP

Brazil’s far-right president Jair Bolsonaro scored an own goal this week when he described those protesting against budget cuts to the country’s educa(...)

A supporter of Venezuelan president Nicolas Maduro displays a picture of late leader Hugo Chavez during a rally on May Day in Caracas. Photograph: Juan Barreto/AFP/Getty Images

The fact that the day after President Nicolás Maduro accused him of attempting a coup, Venezuela’s opposition leader, Juan Guaidó, could lead a mass M(...)

Tales Soares on the catwalk in São Paulo on Friday. He died on Saturday after falling ill. Photograph: André Penner/AP

A model has died after becoming sick and falling on the catwalk at São Paulo fashion week, in Brazil. Organisers said Tales Soares took ill on Satur(...)

Juliana Scodeler. Photograph: Tom Honan

Juliana Scodeler had been travelling for nearly two days when she arrived into Dublin Airport in February 2009. Exhausted after the long journey, the (...)

Brazilian president Jair Bolsonaro and  of military college students during a downpour as they attend a ceremony to mark Army Day, in Brasilia on Wednesday. Photograph: Sergio Lima/AFP/Getty Images

When Jair Bolsonaro was running to be president of Brazil last year he proudly boasted that he knew nothing about economics. But he managed to swing (...)

Maurice Mortell, managing director for Ireland and emerging markets for Equinix: ‘We are opening up new opportunities for Irish businesses to expand and thrive overseas.’ Photograph: John Ohle

Global interconnection and data centre company Equinix has expanded its connectivity platform to support connections between 36 markets in five contin(...)

Michael Dwyer: The Bolivian state’s version of what happened leading up to and during the police raid in which Dwyer was killed has been contradicted by eyewitnesses and leaked video from inside the investigation.

When in 2015 Bolivia’s president Evo Morales became the first South American head of state to visit Ireland, he must have known the 2009 killing of Ir(...)

Supporters of former Brazilian president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva attend a vigil outside the federal police offices in Curitiba, Brazil on August 31st, 2018. Photograph: Rodolfo Buhrer

It is day 354 of the Free Lula Vigil and about 50 activists are gathered in front of federal police headquarters in the city of Curitiba, where Brazil(...)

People cross from Cucuta in Colombia back to San Antonio del Tachira in Venezuela after buying goods to resell, through an improvised bridge on  an illegal trail on the border between the two countries.  Photograph: Juan Pablo Bayona/AFP/Getty Images

Among the various diplomatic efforts to resolve the crisis in Venezuela, there is one very notable absence – that of an autonomous regional effort to (...)

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