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Brazil’s former minister for transparency Fabiano Silveira. Leaked recordings suggest  he conspired to derail an  inquiry into corruption at the state oil company  Petrobras. Photograph: EPA

Brazil’s new minister for transparency became the latest casualty of the Petrobras scandal after leaked recordings suggested he conspired to derail t(...)

Brazil’s acting president Michel Temer (right) with his then planning minister Romero Juca on Monday. Mr Juca stepped down later in the day. Photograph: Eraldo Peres/AP

Brazil’s interim government has been rocked by the loss of one of its key figures, planning minister Romero Juca, who stepped aside amid accusations (...)

Brazil’s interim president Michel Temer (centre) attends a signing ceremony for his  new government ministers at the Planalto presidential palace after the Senate voted to accept impeachment charges against suspended president Dilma Rousseff. Photograph: Igo Estrela/Getty Images.

Brazil’s interim president Michel Temer has called on his country to rally behind his government of “national salvation,” hours after the Senate vote(...)

Brazil’s vice president Michel Temer applauds Dila Rousseff during her inauguration as president in January 2015.  Photograph: Marcelo Sayao/ EPA

The man poised to become Brazil’s new leader has spent decades in politics and is known for his quiet yet calculating demeanor, fine suits, and a penc(...)

Demonstrators against the impeachment of Brazil’s president Dilma Rousseff shout slogans during clashes with the police in Brasilia, Brazil, May 11th, 2016.  Photograph: Paulo Whitaker/Reuters

Brazil’s senate voted on Thursday to put leftist president Dilma Rousseff on trial in a historic decision brought on by a deep recession and a corrup(...)

Embattled Brazilian president Dilma Rousseff speaking at a women’s conference in Brasilia on Tuesday. She is facing an impeachment vote in the senate. Photograph: Mario Tama/Getty Images

President Dilma Rousseff was expected to become Brazil’s first leader in more than two decades to be removed from office as the senate began a sessio(...)

Brazil’s president Dilma Rousseff greets the secretary general of the Organisation of American States, Luis Almagro,   at her office in Brasilia on Tuesday, in what may prove to be one of her final engagements in office. Photograph: Evaristo Sa/AFP/Getty Images

Tom Hennigan in São Paulo Brazil’s senate is set to suspend President Dilma Rousseff from office on Wednesday after a last-ditch effort by her allie(...)

Brazilian volleyball player Fabiana Claudino and Brazilian president Dilma Rousseff as the Olympic torch arrives in Brazil on May 3rd. Photograph: Evaristo Sa/AFP/Getty Images

It was a melancholy event when President Dilma Rousseff welcomed the Olympic flame to Brazil on Tuesday. Back in 2009 when Rio de Janeiro won the rig(...)

Greek actress Katerina Lehou, playing the role of High Priestess, lights a torch from the sun’s rays reflected in a parabolic mirror during the Olympic flame lighting ceremony for the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at the site of ancient Olympia in Greece, April 21, 2016. Photograph: Alkis Konstantinidis/Reuters

The official countdown to this year’s Rio de Janeiro Olympics began on Thursday when the torch was lit at the site of the ancient Games, with organis(...)

Brazil’s president Dilma Rousseff speaks to members of the foreign press at the presidential palace in Brasilia, on Tuesday. Photograph: Lula Marques/Bloomberg

As Brazilian senators met to arrange her impeachment trial, President Dilma Rousseff denounced “a coup-mongering vein” in Brazilian public life stretc(...)

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