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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(...)

Hundreds of workers take part in a demonstration called by several trade unions on Paulista Avenue in Sao Paulo, Brazil on September 22nd, 2016. Photograph: Miguel Schincariol/AFP/Getty Images

It is not just in the United States that a former host of The Apprentice is gunning for electoral success. In São Paulo businessman João Doria jr, wh(...)

Brazil’s former president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva makes a statement about the accussations of corruption against him during a meeting in Sao Paulo last week.  Photograph: Sebastiao Moreira/EPA

The stage has been set for the most politically charged court case in Brazil’s modern history after a judge ruled that former president Luiz Inácio Lu(...)

Former speaker of Brazil’s lower house of Congress, Eduardo Cunha: faces imminent arrest as part of the probe into corruption at Petrobras. Photograph: Adriano Machado/Reuters

One of the principal architects of the impeachment of former Brazilian president Dilma Rousseff was expelled from the country’s Congress on Monday nig(...)

Brazil: A success story gone sour

The Senate impeachment on Wednesday of Brazil’s President Dilma Rousseff – by 61-20 – was above all a political vote of no confidence in the politics (...)

Impeached president Dilma Rousseff delivers her farewell address in Brasília on Wednesday. Photograph: Mario Tama/Getty Images

And so Brazil’s impeachment crisis of 2014-2016 is over. Having dragged on for so long, when the decisive moment finally came on Wednesday afternoon t(...)

President Michel Temer waves as he takes office before the plenary of the Brazilian Senate in Brasilia, on August 31st, 2016.  Brazil’s Dilma Rousseff was stripped of the country’s presidency in an impeachment vote Wednesday and replaced by her bitter rival Michel Temer, shifting Latin America’s biggest economy sharply to the right. Photograph: Andressa Anholete/Getty Images

Michel Temer was sworn in as Brazil’s new president after Dilma Rousseff was ousted from office following a year-long fight that has split the nation(...)

Former Brazilian president Dilma Rousseff answers to questions during the impeachment trial: A tricky transition awaits her conservative former vice president, Michel Temer, who has served as interim president since the senate trial began in May.  Photograph: Evaristo Sa/AFP/Getty Images

Brazil’s first female president Dilma Rousseff has been thrown out of office by the country’s corruption-tainted Senate after a gruelling impeachment (...)

 President Dilma Rousseff testifies on the Senate floor during her impeachment trial  in Brasilia, Brasil. Senators will vote in the coming days whether to impeach and permanently remove her from office. Photograph: Igo Estrela/Getty Images

A defiant president Dilma Rousseff warned Brazilians on Monday that her conservative opponents were trampling on democracy by using trumped-up charges(...)

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