Dilma Rousseff

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Brazil’s president Dilma Rousseff  was just two days from having her mandate suspended and is circumspect about the turnaround, saying, “I don’t know the consequences.” Photograph: Adriano Machado/ Reuters

Efforts to remove Brazil’s president Dilma Rousseff were left in a state of constitutional chaos on Monday after the acting head of the lower house of(...)

Brazilian volleyball player Fabiana Claudino and Brazilian president Dilma Rousseff as the Olympic torch arrives in Brazil on May 3rd. Photograph: Evaristo Sa/AFP/Getty Images

It was a melancholy event when President Dilma Rousseff welcomed the Olympic flame to Brazil on Tuesday. Back in 2009 when Rio de Janeiro won the rig(...)

(Left to right) Smurfit Kappa CEO Tony Smurfit, chairman Liam O’Mahony and CFO Ken Bowles: the group spent €186 million in December on two Brazilian paper-based packaging businesses. Photograph: Maxwell

Smurfit Kappa chief executive Tony Smurfit has said the cardboard box-maker’s foray last year into the Brazilian market is already paying off, even as(...)

Eduardo Cunha, speaker of Brazil’s lower house of congress,  who has been temporarily suspended from office. He faces multiple accusations of corruption. Photograph:  Ueslei Marcelino/Reuters

A supreme court justice has temporarily suspended from office the speaker of Brazil’s lower house of congress Eduardo Cunha, threatening the political(...)

Anheuser-Busch InBev earnings before interest, tax and depreciation rose to $3.46 billion. Analysts expected $3.74 billion. Photograph: Reuters

Anheuser-Busch InBev, the world’s largest brewer, reported sales and profit growth that missed analysts’ estimates on weakness in Brazil, one of its t(...)

Fabiana Claudino carries the Olympic torch at Planalto Palace in Brasilia following the flame’s arrival in the country yesterday. Photograph: Evaristo Sa/AFP/Getty Images

The Brazilian torch relay for the Rio de Janeiro Olympics has kicked off with double gold-medal winning volleyball player Fabiana Claudino running the(...)

Brazil’s president Dilma Rousseff at the opening ceremony of the National Conference on Human Rights. Ueslei Marcelino/Reuters

Nearly two weeks after Brazil’s lower house of congress voted to impeach her, the administration of president Dilma Rousseff is limping towards its da(...)

Greek actress Katerina Lehou, playing the role of High Priestess, lights a torch from the sun’s rays reflected in a parabolic mirror during the Olympic flame lighting ceremony for the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at the site of ancient Olympia in Greece, April 21, 2016. Photograph: Alkis Konstantinidis/Reuters

The official countdown to this year’s Rio de Janeiro Olympics began on Thursday when the torch was lit at the site of the ancient Games, with organis(...)

Brazil’s president Dilma Rousseff speaks to members of the foreign press at the presidential palace in Brasilia, on Tuesday. Photograph: Lula Marques/Bloomberg

As Brazilian senators met to arrange her impeachment trial, President Dilma Rousseff denounced “a coup-mongering vein” in Brazilian public life stretc(...)

Brazil’s president Dilma Rousseff:  The  lower house of congress voted by 367 to 137 on Sunday night to send her for trial before the senate over accusations that she had broken budgetary laws. Photograph: Ueslei Marcelino/Reuters

Brazil’s political crisis shows no sign of abating as President Dilma Rousseff and her Workers’ Party (WP) signalled they are determined to continuing(...)

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