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Lucas Moura of Brazil celebrates with the trophy and fans at the end of the FIFA Confederations Cup. Brazil beat Spain 3-0 in the final at the Maracana stadium in Rio de Janeiro. Photograph: Jasper Juinen/Getty Images.

Small skirmishes between police and protesters did little to disrupt the festive atmosphere around the close of a major international soccer tournamen(...)

Brazilian president Dilma Rousseff  laid out a series of proposals that  include the promise of €17 billion in investments on transport and greater efforts to control inflation. Photograph: AP Photo/Eraldo Peres

Brazil’s president, Dilma Rousseff, has called for a constitutional assembly to be held to implement major political reforms in her latest attempt to (...)

A demonstrator blocks riot police advancing on a protest march in Porto Alegre . Photograph: Edison Vara/Reuters

President Dilma Rousseff of Brazil has proposed a series of bold changes to the country’s political system amid protests.The measures included conveni(...)

A riot policeman fires his weapon while confronting stone-throwing demonstrators during an anti-government protest in Belem, at the mouth of the Amazon river, in Brazil last night. Photograph: Ney Macondes/Reuters

Brazil awoke today to city centres still smouldering after a night that shocked the nation: one million protesters had taken to the streets in scores(...)

‘Great opening ceremony. Feeling the party spirit of Brazil. Magnificent crowd.” The photo with Sepp Blatter’s tweet showed the interior of the Est(...)

The Maracana stadium in the backround, framed by one of Rio de Janeiro’s notorious favelas. Photograph:  Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images

Name a famous Brazilian. No, grow up. Not that kind of Brazilian: someone world-famous from that vast melting pot of humanity at the other side of the(...)

Neymar (right) has finally left Santos to join Barcelona. Photograph: Getty Images

Spanish champions Barcelona have agreed the signing of Brazil striker Neymar from Santos. The 21-year-old will sign a five-year contract, the c(...)

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