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Brazil’s prosecutor general Rodrigo Janot: his request to open 83 formal inquiries is based on plea-bargain testimony from executives of Odebrecht, Brazil’s biggest construction conglomerate. Photograph: Ueslei Marcelino/Reuters

Brazil’s long-running corruption crisis has escalated dramatically after the country’s chief federal prosecutor asked the supreme court to investigate(...)

Thousands march against corruption through the streets of downtown Lima on February 16th. An Interpol arrest warrant has been issued for ex-president Alejandro Toledo, who now lives in the US, after Brazilian construction giant Odebrecht said he sought and received a $20 million bribe. Photograph: Cris Bouroncle /AFP/Getty Images

A Brazilian executive has told the country’s electoral court that his company gave the winners of the 2014 presidential election the equivalent of ten(...)

Brazil’s president Michel Temer, who has lost a minister month, most in controversial circumstances, since he was sworn in in May last year. Photograph: Evaristo Sa/AFP/Getty Images

Brazil’s president Michel Temer was dragged deeper into the Petrobras corruption scandal after one of his closest friends told prosecutors he acted as(...)

Eike Batista, who has reportedly left his native Brazil, where he faces corruption charges. Photograph: Frederic J Brown/AFP/Getty Images

Brazilian police have asked Interpol to help arrest the Brazilian tycoon once ranked the world’s seventh richest person after he was charged with cor(...)

 People gathering at a makeshift memorial on the Promenade des Anglais in Nice on July 17th in tribute to the victims of the Bastille Day attack that left 84 dead. FIle photograph: Valery Hache/AFP/Getty Images

1. As Europe’s migration crisis continued unabated, European correspondent Suzanne Lynch reported in February from the Kilis refugee camp on Turkey’s (...)

Former presidents Cristina Kirchner of Argentina and Dilma Rousseff of Brazil at the Portugal House in São Paulo. Photograph: Sebastiao Moreira/EPA

While this year saw one populist tide sweep in on the democracies of Europe and North America, another was in retreat in South America. In contrast (...)

Brazil’s president Michel Temer and first lady Marcela Temer at a Christmas celebration in Brasilia on Friday.  Photograph: Evaristo Sa/AFP/Getty Images

Just months after it fired one president, Brazil ends 2016 contemplating whether her replacement is set to be given his own marching orders some time (...)

Brazil’s president Michel Temer (right) with Geddel Vieira Lima, who has resigned as government chief secretary. Photograph: Evaristo Sa/AFP/Getty Images

Brazil’s president, Michel Temer, is facing possible investigation in an influence-peddling scandal that is the latest corruption crisis to rock his r(...)

Marcelo Odebrecht: The boss of Brazil’s biggest construction conglomerate is reportedly plea bargaining with prosecutors.  Photograph: Heuler Andrey/AFP/Getty Images

One of the arguments against the impeachment of Brazilian president Dilma Rousseff was that the campaign was part of an effort by her corrupt former a(...)

Voting during municipal elections in São Bernardo do Campo, Brazil, on Sunday. Photograph: Paulo Whitaker/Reuters

Brazil’s Workers Party suffered its worst-ever result at the polls as voters used Sunday’s local elections to punish it for a deep recession and a se(...)

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