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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 (...)

Demonstrators are detained by riot police near the Rio de Janeiro government palace during the “National Day of Strikes, Stoppages and Protests”  on Thursday, July 11th. “It is hard to escape the impression that for all the sound and fury in Brasília, in the long-running stand-off between Brazil’s citizens and their politicians the politicians are holding their ground.” Photograph: Ricardo Moraes/Reuters

Although the protests that rocked Brazil last month have ended – for now at least – the country’s politicians are making every effort to show they hav(...)

The cocaine was discovered in two plastic sleeves, concealed in the lining of a briefcase. Photograph: Revenue

A man has been remanded in custody following the seizure of more than two kilos of cocaine in Dublin Airport last weekend. The drugs, with an estimate(...)

Protesters  in Sao Paulo earlier this month. “Wu Ming” argues that there is “a new international consciousness and activism sweeping world cities from Istanbul to São Paulo to Cairo and all around Europe”. Photograph: New York Times

“We have a strange sort of centrality in public debate. It is a contradiction in terms: we are at the fringes but also at the centre.” So said one of (...)

Going for a Brazilian doesn’t sound like much fun. I’m glad the only wax I’ll see on this outing is dripping down the neck of wine bottles holding can(...)

Brazilian president Dilma Rousseff  laid out a series of proposals that  include the promise of €17 billion in investments on transport and greater efforts to control inflation. Photograph: AP Photo/Eraldo Peres

Brazil’s president, Dilma Rousseff, has called for a constitutional assembly to be held to implement major political reforms in her latest attempt to (...)

A demonstrator embraces a police commander in a gesture of peace during a protest in Salvador. Photograph: Reuters/Valter Pontes

Up to 750,000 people took to the streets of cities across Brazil over the weekend in renewed demonstrations against the country’s political class desp(...)

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