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Brazilian president Jair Bolsonaro. Photograph: Evaristo SA/AFP via Getty

Five months ago in early March, when Ireland was still in the depths of lockdown and vaccinations across Europe were only starting to build pace, the (...)

Jair Bolsonaro:  on taking office he immediately downgraded the culture ministry to a mere secretariat under tourism and has since sought to choke the sector financially. Photograph: Evaristo Sa/AFP/Getty Images

Another piece of Brazil’s cultural heritage went up in flames last week. A warehouse fire in São Paulo consumed an estimated four tonnes of material b(...)

Brazil’s president Jair Bolsonaro waves at members of the agribusiness community who had gathered to show him their support, in Brasília, Brazil, on Saturday. Photograph: AP Photo/Eraldo Peres

To wander around São Paulo this weekend was to believe the worst of the pandemic was over. Autumn sunshine meant recently reopened parks and the Sunda(...)

 Former president of Brazil Lula adjusts his facial mask while talking to the press after voting in São Bernardo do Campo, Brazil, on November 15th. Photograph: Fernando Bizerra/EPA

When Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva left prison just more than a year ago, Brazil’s opposition finally seemed to have a leader ready to take the political (...)

Regina Bento Sequeira, a 59-year-old lawyer and candidate for the municipal elections in Brazil, poses for a picture in Rio de Janeiro. Photograph: Carl de Souza/AFP via Getty Images

Brazil will provide an early test of the enduring appeal of right-wing populism following the defeat of US president Donald Trump when it holds local (...)

Brazilian president Jair Bolsonaro (left) greets the outgoing health minister Luiz Henrique Mandetta during the swearing-in ceremony of the new minister, Nelson Teich, on Friday. Photograph: Ueslei Marcelino/Reuters

The political crisis caused by Brazilian president Jair Bolsonaro’s controversial response to the coronavirus pandemic has intensified after he dismi(...)

Passengers boarding the British Airways flight taking them from Lima to London. From there an Aer Lingus plane with take them to Dublin. Photograph: Gearóid McKendrick

A plane carrying Irish tourists stranded in Peru by the coronavirus pandemic left Lima on Sunday afternoon local time and was due to land in Heathrow (...)

 President of Brazil Jair Bolsonaro talks with Brazil’s Economy Minister Paulo Guedes during the “Ceremony of the New Housing Credit Program” at the Planalto Palace  in Brasilia, Brazil. File Photograph: Andressa Anholete/Getty Images

Celebrating the recent plunge of the Brazilian real against the US dollar, Brazil’s finance minister Paulo Guedes said at least it meant domestic maid(...)

The UK will go to the polls in a general election on December 12th. Photograph: Christopher Furlong/Getty Images.

Good morning. It’s the final day of campaigning in the UK before voting in the general election tomorrow, and British voters face their most consequ(...)

Alberto Fernandez with his running mate Cristina Fernández de Kirchner in Buenos Aires after winning Argentina’s presidential election. Photograph: Amilcar Orfali/Getty Images

Argentina is facing into a new cycle of economic turmoil after the populist Peronist movement swept back into power in elections on Sunday. Former mi(...)

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