Latin America

Panel rejects graft charge in boost to Brazil's Temer

The victory for Brazil's president is largely symbolic as the decision to put him on trial rests with the lower house.

Panel rejects graft charge in boost to Brazil's Temer

Opinion

The scandal and tragedy of Lula's corruption conviction

Former President Lula's conviction shows that in Brazil it is impossible to govern without playing the corruption game.

Sean W Burges

by Sean W Burges

Sean W Burges

Latin America

Brazil's Lula convicted but remains free pending appeal

Former President Luiz Inacio 'Lula' da Silva convicted of corruption and money laundering, but is free pending appeal.

Brazil

Ex-Brazilian President da Silva convicted of corruption

Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva is convicted for graft and money laundering and is sentenced to nine-and-a-half years in jail.

Ex-Brazilian President da Silva convicted of corruption

Latin America

Brazil's senate passes unpopular labour reforms

Move passed despite attempt by opposition senators to block the vote with a six-hour sit-in at the president's rostrum.

Brazil's senate passes unpopular labour reforms

Latin America

Brazil’s President Temer awaits congress decision

Brazil's President Michel Temer is looking increasingly vulnerable as a congressional committee meets to decide whether he should answer charges of corruption and obstruction of justice.

Latin America

Brazil police arrest close ally of President Temer

Geddel Vieira Lima is the second ex-cabinet official from Temer's administration to be arrested in less than a month.

Brazil police arrest close ally of President Temer

Latin America

'Our river is dead', life after Fundao dam collapse

How Brazil's worst environmental disaster changed the lives of indigenous Krenak tribe on the banks of the Rio Doce.

Life for Brazil's Krenak after Fundao dam collapse

Latin America

Rio's favela residents protest against killings

Rio's poor rally at Copacabana beach to demand an end to lethal shootouts between drug traffickers and police.

Rio's favela residents protest against killings

Latin America

Brazil police capture 'white head' cocaine kingpin

Rocha, who had undergone surgery to change his face, had evaded police for nearly 30 years.

'White head' Rocha cocaine kingpin captured in Brazil

Latin America

Brazil arrests dozens of 'rotten' police officers

Authorities launch drive against military police accused of selling arms and being part of drug trafficking.

Brazil arrests dozens of 'rotten' police officers

Latin America

Car rams gate at Brazil president's palace

President Michel Temer was not inside the building when a minor rammed his vehicle into the presidential palace gate.

Brazil: Car rams gate of Temer's presidential palace

Latin America

Brazil's president says corruption charge is 'fiction'

Michel Temer accuses Brazil's prosecutor general of seeking 'revenge, destruction and vengeance' with the indictment.

Brazil's president says corruption charge is 'fiction'

Latin America

Brazil's President Temer charged with accepting bribes

Temer denies receiving a $150,000 bribe from the boss of a meatpacking company implicated in a corruption scandal.

Latin America

Brazil defends beef industry after US ban

Brazil's agriculture ministry has accused the US government of acting over-enthusiastically after it banned imports of Brazilian beef on Friday.