Brazil’s prosecutor general Rodrigo Janot: his request to open 83 formal inquiries is based on plea-bargain testimony from executives of Odebrecht, Brazil’s biggest construction conglomerate. Photograph: Ueslei Marcelino/Reuters

Brazil’s long-running corruption crisis has escalated dramatically after the country’s chief federal prosecutor asked the supreme court to investigate(...)

Thousands march against corruption through the streets of downtown Lima on February 16th. An Interpol arrest warrant has been issued for ex-president Alejandro Toledo, who now lives in the US, after Brazilian construction giant Odebrecht said he sought and received a $20 million bribe. Photograph: Cris Bouroncle /AFP/Getty Images

A Brazilian executive has told the country’s electoral court that his company gave the winners of the 2014 presidential election the equivalent of ten(...)

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(...)

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(...)

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(...)

A general view of a session of the senate over an impeachment trial of suspended Brazilian president Dilma Rousseff. Photograph: EPA

Brazil’s senate voted early on Wednesday to indict president Dilma Rousseff on charges of breaking budget laws and put her on trial in an impeachment (...)

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(...)

The headquarters of Odebrecht in Sao Paulo, Brazil. Odebrecht testimony could be particularly damaging for embattled president Dilma Rousseff. Photograph: Reuters/Paulo Whitaker

Brazil’s biggest construction company has said it will co-operate with anti-corruption investigators in a move that sent further shock waves through (...)