Latin America

Brazil police raid home of Olympic committee chief

Police conduct 11 raids across Rio as part of an investigation into a suspected vote-buying scheme for 2016 Games.

Brazil police raid home of Olympic committee chief

Counting the Cost

Hurricane Harvey’s impact on the US oil industry

As hurricane Harvey strikes the heart of the US oil and gas industry, we examine the potential global repercussions.

Latin America

Brazil suspends Amazon reserve plan, but threats remain

Environmentalists warn suspension of decree allowing commercial mining in Renca reserve might only be a temporary block.

Brazil suspends Amazon reserve plan, but threats remain

Latin America

Brazil court suspends mining on Amazon reserve

Federal court halts decree signed by President Temer allowing the Renca reserve to be scrapped for commercial use.

Brazil court suspends mining on Amazon's Renca reserve

Latin America

War-crimes cases filed against Sri Lanka diplomat

Lawyers seek to expel Jagath Jayasuriya, ambassador to Brazil, over abuses in final phase of offensive against LTTE.

Brazil lawsuit accuses Jagath Jayasuriya of war crimes

Latin America

'Catastrophe': Brazil opens Amazon reserve to mining

Brazil's President Temer says the move will stimulate economic activity and will abide by environment protection laws.

Brazil scraps Amazon reserve to allow mining

Latin America

Dozens missing as passenger boat sinks in Brazil

At least 10 people are dead, 45 missing and 15 rescued after a boat carrying about 70 people sinks in Para state.

Dozens missing as boat sinks in Brazil's Xingu River

Latin America

Dissident Venezuela prosecutor says life in danger

Luisa Ortega tells conference in Brazil she has evidence implicating Venezuela's president in corruption.

Venezuela's dissident ex-prosecutor 'received threats'

Latin America

Brazil court favours indigenous groups in land dispute

The Supreme Court rules against Brazilian state seeking compensation for land that had been declared as tribal reserves.

Opinion

Is Brazil no longer safe for refugees and immigrants?

Historically, immigrants helped to shape Brazilian society. But today they are being told to 'go home'.

Raphael Tsavkko Garcia

by Raphael Tsavkko Garcia

Raphael Tsavkko Garcia

Latin America

Brazil set for landmark indigenous land rights ruling

A ruling on the right to three territories could have far reaching consequences for indigenous people across Brazil.

Brazil set for landmark indigenous land rights ruling

Opinion

Will Brazil be the next Venezuela?

Or will Venezuela follow Brazil's oligarchic path?

Dawisson Belem Lopes

by Dawisson Belem Lopes

Dawisson Belem Lopes

Latin America

Brazil's Temer demands removal of top prosecutor

Lawyers for president ask the Supreme Court to remove Brazil's prosecutor general from a corruption investigation.

Brazil's Temer demands removal of top prosecutor

Latin America

Brazil troops storm Rio favelas to catch gang leaders

Thousands of soldiers raid Rio de Janeiro favelas in bid to stop gangs behind a surge in robberies of commercial trucks.

Brazil troops launch anti-crime operations in Rio slums

Brazil

Rio's Olympic game legacy lives on

It is exactly one year since the Olympic Games in Rio De Janeiro.