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Vitória Régia Oliveira, from Brazil, who works in home care in Dublin. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill/The Irish Times

When Vitória Régia Oliveira started attending interviews for engineering jobs after graduating from university she knew she stood out. Not only was sh(...)

Federico Julián González: ‘I’m an Irish citizen who was born somewhere else. My alliances to this country are enormous because it’s where my kids are growing up.’ Photograph: Crispin Rodwell

Federico Julián González was three when his father, a doctor, was arrested by El Salvador’s military junta for caring for a guerrilla fighter. His fat(...)

Emma Cahill playing the drumms in Salvador, Brazil.

“But … Brazil is so dangerous?” was the most common response I received when I announced I would be moving to the capital city of the carnival country(...)

Hong Kong: Star Ferries to Kowloon give passengers uninterrupted views over Victoria Harbour. Photograph: iStock

Forget pricey tours. In many major cities across the world, sublime views can be had for as little as a one-way ticket on the local public transport. (...)

 Angel Montalvo and Emily Bench protest for the protection of the Amazon rainforest in front of the Brazilian consulate in Coral Gables, Florida. Photograph: Joe Raedle/Getty

Protesters have laid siege to Brazilian embassies around the world as international outrage over Jair Bolsonaro’s failure to protect the Amazon intens(...)

Ireland’s Ryan O’Shaughnessy performs ‘Together’ during the Eurovision Song Contest  final at the Altice Arena in Lisbon. Photograph: Francisco Leong/AFP/Getty Images

It’s been a wild ride for Ryan O’Shaughnessy: beating the odds to qualify for the 2018 Eurovision Song Contest final, seeing his song Together become (...)

Corruption charges: Brazil’s former presidents Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva and Dilma Rousseff are both accused of bribery. Photograph: Igo Estrela/Getty

The former Brazilian president Dilma Rousseff has been formally charged for the first time in the South American country’s three-year-old investigatio(...)

Military personnel arrive at Salvador’s Maritime Terminal to help in  rescue efforts after a ferry capsized off the northeastern state of Bahia on August 24th, 2017. Photograph: Lucio Tavora/AFP/Getty Images

A ferry carrying roughly 130 passengers capsized off Brazil’s coastal state of Bahia on Thursday, killing at least 22 people, the country’s second fa(...)

Salvador Dali in a March 6th, 1975 photo taken in New York. The DNA recovered from the remains will be compared with samples from Pilar Abel, who claims to be the result of a liaison her mother had with Dalí in 1955. Photograph: AP

Experts who exhumed the body of Salvador Dalí to collect samples for use in a paternity claim have revealed that the enigmatic artist’s trademark mous(...)

Geddel Vieira Lima,   the second member of Brazilian president Michel Temer’s four-man kitchen cabinet to be arrested in an ongoing corruption investigation. Photograph: Evaristo Sa/AFP/Getty Images

The political noose around Brazilian president Michel Temer tightened on Monday with the arrest by federal police of one of his former ministers and c(...)

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