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Opening up EU markets to beef from Brazil, Argentina, Paraguay and Uruguay was apparently a sweetener that got agreement after 20 years of negotiations over the line. Photograph: David Moir/Reuters

The trade deal between the EU and Mercosur countries in South America is noteworthy for its scale and timing. It creates a market straddling the Atlan(...)

The trade deal between the EU and South America’s Mercosur trade bloc has been greeted with anger by Irish beef farmers. File photograph: David Moir/Reuters

The trade deal between the European Union and South America’s Mercosur trade bloc has been greeted with anger by Irish beef farmers, but there has bee(...)

This trade agreement will have a huge impact on prices, at a time when beef farmers here are already to the pin of their collars. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

What is the Mercosur deal? It is a trade agreement that will see, among other things, 99,000 tonnes of South American beef allowed into the European (...)

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Twitter announced Thursday that it would hide messages from major political figures who break the company’s rules for harassment or abuse behind a war(...)

A supporter of Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva: the former president  denies all the charges against him and claims he is the victim of a judicial witch-hunt. Photograph: AP Photo/Eraldo Peres

The latest effort to free former Brazilian president Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva from jail failed on Tuesday night when Brazil’s supreme court voted aga(...)

Former judge Sérgio Moro,  who convicted Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva in 2017. Lula was sentenced to nine years in jail for his part in a huge corruption scandal. Photograph:  Evaristo Sa/AFP/Getty Images

Brazil’s historic Car Wash investigation faces its first major judicial test on Tuesday, since leaks called into question the impartiality of the inve(...)

Neymar  at the Mane Garrincha stadium in Brasilia earlier this month. His star may have dimmed in recent years but  for many  he is still the kid with the  fancy skills who loves to party. Photograph: Evaristo Sa/AFP/Getty Images

When Brazil got the Copa America under way on Friday night with an opening game against Bolivia, the country’s star player, Neymar, was missing from i(...)

Brazil’s president Jair Bolsonaro (right) continues to back justice minister Sergio Moro despite the Car Wash investigation revelations. File photograph: Adriano Machado/Reuters

Brazil’s supreme court has been dragged into the crisis that has called into question the behaviour of the former judge and federal prosecutors in cha(...)

Brazilian justice minister Sergio Moro has sought to downplay the revelations, saying he sees ‘nothing much’ in them. Photograph: Getty

When crusading anti-corruption judge Sérgio Moro accepted an invitation to become Brazil’s justice minister last November it was widely viewed as a po(...)

Brazil’s justice minister Sergio Moro at a news conference in Manaus on Monday: he said the messages did not represent any abnormality or show any direction by him of co-ordinating with prosecutors. Photograph: Bruno Kelly/Reuters

Brazil’s justice minister has been accused of co-ordinating with prosecutors when he was a judge in the case that led to the conviction and jailing of(...)

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