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Brazil’s agriculture minister Tereza Cristinao: ‘There isn’t an agreement where only one side wins.’ Photographer: Andre Coelho/Bloomberg

For Brazilian beef farmer Jonatan Pereira Barbosa the draft trade agreement between the European Union and the Mercosur trade bloc in South America is(...)

The trade deal between the EU and South America’s Mercosur trade bloc has been greeted with anger by Irish beef farmers. File photograph: David Moir/Reuters

The trade deal between the European Union and South America’s Mercosur trade bloc has been greeted with anger by Irish beef farmers, but there has bee(...)

A supporter of Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva: the former president  denies all the charges against him and claims he is the victim of a judicial witch-hunt. Photograph: AP Photo/Eraldo Peres

The latest effort to free former Brazilian president Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva from jail failed on Tuesday night when Brazil’s supreme court voted aga(...)

Former judge Sérgio Moro,  who convicted Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva in 2017. Lula was sentenced to nine years in jail for his part in a huge corruption scandal. Photograph:  Evaristo Sa/AFP/Getty Images

Brazil’s historic Car Wash investigation faces its first major judicial test on Tuesday, since leaks called into question the impartiality of the inve(...)

Michael Dwyer: The Bolivian state’s version of what happened leading up to and during the police raid in which Dwyer was killed has been contradicted by eyewitnesses and leaked video from inside the investigation.

When in 2015 Bolivia’s president Evo Morales became the first South American head of state to visit Ireland, he must have known the 2009 killing of Ir(...)

 There is tension between the military wing of the new administration and Brazil’s president  Jair Bolsonaro (pictured).  Photograph:  Fernando Souza / AFP

More than half a century later, the anniversary of Brazil’s 1964 military coup is still a divisive date in the country’s political calendar. For the (...)

Opposition leader and self-proclaimed interim president of Venezuela Juan Guaidó said the opposition-controlled national assembly would organise freedom committees in every street to mobilise supporters to descend on the Miraflores palace in Caracas. Photograph: Eva Marie Uzcategui/Getty

Launching a nationwide tour as part of a “new phase” of what he terms Operation Freedom, Venezuela’s opposition leader Juan Guaidó called on Saturday (...)

Raphael Duarte: “It’s a delicate situation. We don’t know how to approach the system.” Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Upstairs in a pub in central Dublin this week, a group of about 20 people sit around a table having an impassioned, but calm, discussion about a recen(...)

Opposition supporters unload humanitarian aid from a truck that was set on fire after clashes between opposition supporters and Venezuela’s security forces at Francisco de Paula Santander bridge on the border  between Colombia and Venezuela. Photograph: Reuters/Marco Bello

Venezuela’s opposition leader Juan Guaidó says he will hold talks on Monday with international allies about how to respond to the weekend’s refusal by(...)

People cross the bridge on the border between Táchira in Venezuela and Cúcuta in Colombia. Photograph: Raul Arboleda/AFP/Getty Images

Diplomatic efforts to solve the political stand-off in Venezuela intensified on Thursday, with the first meeting of the international contact group fo(...)

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