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Supporters of former Brazilian president Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva hold signs during the supreme court’s sentence ruling in São Bernardo do Campo. Photograph: Patricia Monteiro/Bloomberg

With his failure to secure a writ of habeas corpus from Brazil’s supreme court Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva is now much closer to prison than realising t(...)

Followers of the political party Farc during the closing of their election campaign, in Fusagasugá, Colombia. Photograph: Felipe Caicedo/Reuters

The former guerrilla movement Farc faces a drubbing on Sunday in its first electoral contest since it transformed itself into a political party follow(...)

A demonstrator throws stones in recent days during a protest against a campaign rally  for Rodrigo Londono Echeverri, known as “Timochenko”, the presidential candidate for the Common Alternative Revolutionary Force (Farc) political party. Echeverri was to hold a  meeting during a visit to  Yumbo in recent days but was forced to leave because of the violence. Photograph: Luis Robayo/AFP/Getty Images

It is now more than a year since the Colombian government ratified a peace deal with Farc rebels that had been rejected by a narrow majority in a refe(...)

Former Brazilian leader Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva attends a campaign rally to launch his presidential candidacy for the upcoming October elections, in São Paulo, Brazil. Photograph: Nelson Almeida/AFP/Getty Images

When an appeal court upheld the corruption conviction of former Brazil president Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva last month, leaders of his Workers’ Party w(...)

Brazil’s former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva. File photograph: Ricardo Moraes/File Photo

‘World View’ is a weekly foreign affairs podcast from ‘The Irish Times’. Subscribe on Android, on Apple Podcasts, on Stitcher or on Soundcloud. Forme(...)

Anti-Maduro protests: security forces line up against a demonstrator in Caracas. Photograph: Carlos Garcia Rawlins/Reuters

With the arrest of Venezuelan opposition leaders and the establishment of a new “legislative superbody” that will concentrate power in the hands of Pr(...)

Police clashed with demonstrators who blocked roads and rallied against Sunday’s ballot. Photographer: Carlos Becerra/Bloomberg

Venezuela is facing international pariah status after most South American governments said that Sunday’s controversial election of a new constitutiona(...)

Venezuela’s president  Nicolás Maduro: told state television the assembly marks “a new era of combat”. Photograph: Marco Bello/Reuters

Police and protesters clashed in Venezuela on Sunday as voting took place for a controversial new constitutional assembly which critics fear will form(...)

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(...)

The graves at Nossa Senhora Aparecida Cemetery of the inmates killed in the recent riots in prisons in Manaus, Amazonas state, Brazil. Photograph: Raphael Alves/AFP/Getty Images

The official in charge of a Brazilian prison where 56 inmates were murdered on New Year’s Day has been suspended from his job amid allegations he acce(...)

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