Michel Temer

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Brazil’s president Michel Temer, who has lost a minister month, most in controversial circumstances, since he was sworn in in May last year. Photograph: Evaristo Sa/AFP/Getty Images

Brazil’s president Michel Temer was dragged deeper into the Petrobras corruption scandal after one of his closest friends told prosecutors he acted as(...)

Soldiers patrol the streets of Vitória, Espírito Santo, Brazil on Thursday: residents locked themselves in their homes as violence swept through the city after police went on strike. Photograph: Antonio Lacerda/EPA

Brazil’s violent start to the year has worsened with a police strike provoking a wave of killings in the southeastern state of Espírito Santo. Over (...)

Prisoners are transferred to a public jail following a riot at Anisio Jobim prison in Manaus, Brazil, on New Year’s Day, in which 56 prisoners were killed. Photograph: Ueslei Marcelino/Reuters

Last week’s macabre prison massacres in Brazil, which left at least 100 prisoners dead following disturbances at jails in three states, managed to be(...)

The great Michael ‘Ducksie’ Walsh in action in 2007. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

  The bell tolled for many sporting greats in 2016, including the greatest of them all. Muhammad Ali – originally Cassius Clay – departed this ea(...)

Brazil’s president Michel Temer and first lady Marcela Temer at a Christmas celebration in Brasilia on Friday.  Photograph: Evaristo Sa/AFP/Getty Images

Just months after it fired one president, Brazil ends 2016 contemplating whether her replacement is set to be given his own marching orders some time (...)

A coffin carrying  the remains of the victim’s of Monday’s plane crash in Colombia arrives back in   Chapeco, Brazil on  Saturday. Photograph: Andre Penner/AP

Brazil’s president on Saturday bestowed honours on the victims of an air crash as Air Force troops unloaded 50 coffins flown in overnight from Colomb(...)

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(...)

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(...)

Voting during municipal elections in São Bernardo do Campo, Brazil, on Sunday. Photograph: Paulo Whitaker/Reuters

Brazil’s Workers Party suffered its worst-ever result at the polls as voters used Sunday’s local elections to punish it for a deep recession and a se(...)

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