Brazil

It was after 10.30pm on March 7th when a car carrying billionaire Joesley Batista pulled up at the Jaburu Palace, one of the modernist masterpieces by(...)

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(...)

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(...)

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(...)

Brazil’s former president Dilma Rousseff delivering her farewell address in Brasília on August 31st. Her impeachment, however, has resolved none of the ethical challenges the country faces from its political class. Photograph:  Mario Tama/Getty Images

Though no more was needed, Friday’s resignation of another minister in Brazil over graft allegations is proof that the impeachment of Dilma Rousseff i(...)

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(...)