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Activists protest against suspended president Dilma Rousseff in Sao Paulo the week before the Olympic Games began. Photograph: Miguel Schincariol/AFP/Getty

The opening phase of the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro has been marred by security concerns and a spike in violence that has led to prolonged queues(...)

 The Olympic flag is raised during the opening ceremony in Rio last night. Photograph: Ruben Sprich/Reuters

Rio de Janeiro got South America’s first ever Olympic Games off to a happy start last night with an opening ceremony that was as colourful and efficie(...)

Performers dance during the opening ceremony of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at the Maracana Stadium in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Photograph: Clive Mason/Getty Images

The opening ceremony of the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro began smoothly despite protests on Friday night. The Olympic torch began its final journe(...)

Military personnel outside the departure area of Galeao International Airport ahead of the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Photographer: Dado Galdieri/Bloomberg

Brazil arrested 10 people on Thursday on suspicion of belonging to a group supporting Islamic State and preparing acts of terrorism during next month’(...)

Brazil’s interim president Michel Temer said it is possible the government could end up selling Santos Dumont airport in Rio and Congonhas airport in São Paulo. Photograph: Sebastião Moreira/EPA

Brazil’s government will consider selling airports in São Paulo and Rio to help to reduce a large fiscal deficit next year, interim president Michel T(...)

Brazil’s finance minister Henrique Meirelles:  is staking his leadership on stabilising the economy and stemming an alarming rise in public debt. Photograph: Ueslei Marcelino/Reuters

An ambitious constitutional amendment to freeze budget spending would cut the uncertainty over public finances that is the root cause of Brazil’s deep(...)

Brazil’s former minister for transparency Fabiano Silveira. Leaked recordings suggest  he conspired to derail an  inquiry into corruption at the state oil company  Petrobras. Photograph: EPA

Brazil’s new minister for transparency became the latest casualty of the Petrobras scandal after leaked recordings suggested he conspired to derail t(...)

Demonstrators protest the gang rape of a 16-year-old girl in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Photograph: Leo Correa/AP Photo

Police in Brazil said on Saturday that they had made the first arrest in the search for more than 30 possible attackers in the gang rape of a 16-year-(...)

Acting Brazilian president Michel Temer (right) and Romero Jucá, a former minister of planning: Jucá’s lightning fall caps a rocky start as president for Temer who was the target of widespread criticism after he unveiled Brazil’s first all-male cabinet in more than three decades.  Photograph: Evaristo Sa/AFP/Getty Images

After less than two weeks in office the new administration of Brazil’s interim president Michel Temer is already in trouble. On Monday, just 11 days (...)

Brazil’s acting president Michel Temer (right) with his then planning minister Romero Juca on Monday. Mr Juca stepped down later in the day. Photograph: Eraldo Peres/AP

Brazil’s interim government has been rocked by the loss of one of its key figures, planning minister Romero Juca, who stepped aside amid accusations (...)

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