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Venezuela’s opposition leader and self-proclaimed acting president Juan Guaidó (C)  in Caracas. Photograph:  Yuri Cortez/AFP/Getty Images

The imminent arrival in neighbouring countries of humanitarian aid destined for crisis-stricken Venezuela has emerged as the latest flashpoint in the (...)

Brazil’s president Jair Bolsonaro:  the former army captain is learning that shooting from the hip can call down problems on his nascent administration. Photograph: Ueslei Marcelino/Reuters

Though he was sworn in on January 1st, the real business of governing Brazil starts on Friday for president Jair Bolsonaro with the opening of the new(...)

 Firefighters work in the search and rescue of victims after the breakage of a mine’s dam, in Brumadinho, Brazil. Photograph: Antonio Lacerda/EPA

Brazilian firefighters are picking through treacherous mud in the search for survivors or bodies after a dam collapse that buried an iron mining compa(...)

A rescue crew works through the aftermath of the dam burst in Brumadinho, Brazil on January 25th Photograph:  Washington Alves/Reuters

Brazilian rescuers have found seven bodies of people swept away by a burst tailings dam and more are expected to be found, with about 200 people still(...)

Capitalism is “a wild beast”: U2 frontman Bono takes centre stage in a panel session at the World Economic Forum in Davos. Photograph: Laurent Gillieron/Keystone via AP

In numbers: It shouldn’t be you 38 Percentage of teenagers under 18 who were not refused a National Lottery scratch card by a retailer in a complian(...)

Brazilian president Jair Bolsonarohe delivers a speech at  the World Economic Forum  in Davos.  Photograph:  Fabrice Coffrini /AFP

Brazil’s new far-right president, Jair Bolsonaro, used a keynote speech at the World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos on Tuesday to tout his planned econ(...)

Davos: the World Economic Forum opens on Tuesday. Photograph: Fabrice Coffrini/AFP/Getty

Monday Indicators: German consumer confidence (Feb), PPI (Dec); US imports and exports (Nov), construction spending (Nov), factory orders (Nov). Tue(...)

A man reloads a gun at a shooting club in Sao Paulo. Brazil suffered a record 64,000 murders in 2017, the most in the world. Nearly 45,000 of those homicides involved firearms. Photograph: Miguel Schincariol/AFP/Getty Images

Brazilian president Jair Bolsonaro has signed a temporary decree making it easier for Brazilians to buy guns, delivering on a campaign promise to over(...)

Victims of the Colombian armed conflict mark International Human Rights Day in Bogotá in December 2018. Colombia and Mexico accounted for just over half of last year’s total of 321 deaths of human rights defenders globally, said the Front Line Defenders report. Photograph: Raul Arboleda/AFP/Getty Images

A record number of human rights defenders were murdered during 2018 in a year that saw global progress set back by a rise in populist right-wing polit(...)

Hungary’s prime minister, Viktor Orbán. Photograph: Frederick Florin/AFP/Getty Images

Brazil Brazil began a sombre new era on January 1st with the inauguration of its new president, far-right 63-year-old populist provocateur Jair Bolso(...)

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