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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(...)

International Monetary Fund managing director Christine Lagarde: “Even with the best of efforts, the dam might leak.” Photograph: Reuters

The world needs “further lines of defence” against a possible emerging markets crisis but the International Monetary Fund (IMF) stands ready to provid(...)

Brazil’s president Dilma Rousseff first proposed turning to Cuba for help with the chronic shortages in the public health system in May. Photograph: Nacho Doce/Reuters

Brazil is to go ahead with a controversial plan to import 4,000 Cuban doctors to work in poor, remote regions of the country where the public health (...)

Protesters  during a demonstration in São Paulo recently. Street protests across Brazil were sparked by the high cost of using chronically overcrowded public transport in São Paulo. Photograph: Mauricio Lima/New York Times

Authorities in Brazil are investigating whether some of Europe’s leading engineering firms defrauded the country’s taxpayers of hundreds of millions o(...)

Crosses stand at the University of Sao Paulo  in memory of the 111 inmates killed in a clampdown of a prison rebellion at the Carandiru Penitentiary in the city in 1992. Photograph: Nelson Almeida

Twenty five Brazilian police officers have been convicted for their role in a 1992 prison massacre that left 111 inmates dead when police invaded a Sã(...)

Riot police fire rubber bullets at demonstrators during clashes near Guanabara Palace where Pope Francis met President Dilma Rousseff in Rio de Janeiro, on Monday. Photograph: Pilar Olivares/Reuters

TOM HENNIGANEcstatic crowds have greeted Pope Francis in Rio de Janeiro on his first return to his home continent since becoming head of the Catholic (...)

Five hundred thousand cheaper tickets for next year’s World Cup will be set aside exclusively for Brazilians. Photograph: Kai Pfaffenbach/Reuters

Tickets for the 2014 World Cup will cost some 10 per cent more than in South Africa in 2010, with the dearest ones for international fans selling for (...)

This week’s statement by the Farc’s second-in-command that he believes Colombia’s half-century civil war is drawing to a close raises the possibility (...)

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