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Kevin Mallon, second from right, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Photograph: Phil Clarke Hill

Ticket agent Kevin Mallon – who was arrested on the eve of the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro and one of 10 people charged last month in relation to (...)

Marcelo Odebrecht: The boss of Brazil’s biggest construction conglomerate is reportedly plea bargaining with prosecutors.  Photograph: Heuler Andrey/AFP/Getty Images

One of the arguments against the impeachment of Brazilian president Dilma Rousseff was that the campaign was part of an effort by her corrupt former a(...)

Brazil’s then president Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva at the launch of a Petrobras platform  on the Brazilian coast on the Atlantic in October, 2010. Photograph: Marcelo Sayao/EPA

In 2014 when the investigation into corruption at Brazil’s state oil giant Petrobras was still in its initial stages a former senior manager at the fi(...)

Brazil’s supreme court has paved the way for the extradition of fugitive former solicitor Michael Lynn back to Ireland after it rejected the latest efforts by his defence to delay the move. File photograph:  Garrett White / Collins.

Brazil’s supreme court has paved the way for the extradition of fugitive former solicitor Michael Lynn back to Ireland after it rejected the latest ef(...)

Former Olympic Committee of Ireland (OCI) president  Pat Hickey arrives at a residential building after leaving the Bangu Jails Complex in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, August 30th, 2016. Photograph: Ricardo Moraes/Reuters

Former Olympic Council of Ireland president Pat Hickey left prison on Tuesday morning local time, a day after a Brazilian appeal court judge ordered h(...)

Irish man Kevin Mallon (centre, check shirt) with members of his legal team following his release from the Bangú 10 prison in the western suburbs of Rio on Saturday night. Photograph: Phil Clarke Hill/The Irish Times

The Irishman whose arrest sparked the Olympic Council of Ireland (OCI) ticketing controversy has been released from prison after a federal judge in Br(...)

Suspended Brazilian president Dilma Rousseff: Her impeachment, which she has dismissed  as a parliamentary coup, is expected to pass by more than the necessary two-thirds margin of the 81-seat senate. Photograph: Cadu Gomes/EPA

Brazil’s senators have begun the final phase of impeachment proceedings against left-wing president Dilma Rousseff as the nation’s chief justice warn(...)

A picture of an ID card belonging to Kevin Mallon, an Irish director of THG Sports, who was arrested for allegedly illegally selling tickets for the Rio 2016 Olympic Games. A court in Brazil has denied a request to release Mr Mallon. Photograph: Tasso marcelo/AFP/Getty Images.

A federal appeals court judge in Brazil has rejected a request that an Irish man accused of ticket touting at the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro be r(...)

Olympic tickets allegedly seized from Kevin Mallon of THG Sports are displayed during a press conference last Monday. Photograph: Tasso Marcelo/AFP/Getty Images

The British company at the centre of the Olympic ticketing controversy did not have the right to sell tickets for the event, either in Brazil or abroa(...)

A general view of a session of the senate over an impeachment trial of suspended Brazilian president Dilma Rousseff. Photograph: EPA

Brazil’s senate voted early on Wednesday to indict president Dilma Rousseff on charges of breaking budget laws and put her on trial in an impeachment (...)

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