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Corruption charges: Brazil’s former presidents Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva and Dilma Rousseff are both accused of bribery. Photograph: Igo Estrela/Getty

The former Brazilian president Dilma Rousseff has been formally charged for the first time in the South American country’s three-year-old investigatio(...)

 President Dilma Rousseff testifies on the Senate floor during her impeachment trial  in Brasilia, Brasil. Senators will vote in the coming days whether to impeach and permanently remove her from office. Photograph: Igo Estrela/Getty Images

A defiant president Dilma Rousseff warned Brazilians on Monday that her conservative opponents were trampling on democracy by using trumped-up charges(...)

Brazil’s finance minister Henrique Meirelles:  is staking his leadership on stabilising the economy and stemming an alarming rise in public debt. Photograph: Ueslei Marcelino/Reuters

An ambitious constitutional amendment to freeze budget spending would cut the uncertainty over public finances that is the root cause of Brazil’s deep(...)

Mossack Fonseca’s office in Panana. The firm has branches in Hong Kong, Miami, Zurich and more than 35 other places around the globe . The firm is one of the world’s top creators of shell companies, corporate structures that can be used to hide ownership of assets.

A massive leak of documents exposes the offshore holdings of 12 current and former world leaders and reveals how associates of Russian President Vlad(...)

Demonstrators protest against the appointment of the former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva as Chief of Staff, at the Paulista Avenue in Sao Paulo, Brazil on Wednesday night. Photograph: Ricardo Nogueira/EPA

Angry protests erupted in Brazilian cities on Wednesday night following the emergence of a taped phone conversation between President Dilma Rousseff (...)

A file photograph  of then Brazilian president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva posing with his hands full of oil on October 28th, 2010, as he takes part in a Petrobras publicity event. Photograph: Marcelo Sayao/EPA

Brazil’s former president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva was briefly detained for questioning on Friday in a federal investigation of a vast corruption sc(...)

Former Argentine president Cristina Kirchner: Due in court over sale of dollar future contracts. Photograph: Eitan Abramovich AFP/Getty Images

These are difficult days for South American presidents, with both serving and former members of this select group snarled up in a series of corruption(...)

Tensions rose last year when an Israeli foreign ministry spokesman called Brazil a ’diplomatic dwarf’ after Brasilia recalled its ambassador from Israel to protest the  military offensive in Gaza in July 2014. File photograph:  AP Photo/Hatem Moussa

Brazil’s reluctance to accept an Israeli ambassador who is a West Bank settler has set off a diplomatic crisis and led to a standoff with the Israeli (...)

Petroleo Brasileiro SA (Petrobras): the state-controlled oil producer was at the centre of a corruption investigation. Photograph: Dado Galdieri/Bloomberg

Petrobras chairman Murilo Ferreira is taking a leave of absence less than five months after he was appointed to help the Brazilian government-con(...)

Demonstrators hold signs during a protest in Sao Paulo, Brazil, during a protest in Sao Paulo, Brazil, on Sunday. Nationwide street protests against Brazilian president Dilma Rousseff are keeping pressure on the government. Photograph: Patricia Monteiro/Bloomberg

Hundreds of thousands of demonstrators returned to the streets in dozens of Brazilian cities on Sunday to call for the impeachment of president Dilma(...)

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