Brazil

Brazil ruling boosts fears over Amazon dam projects

The ruling authorises the privatisation of Electrobras, the state-owned electric company, and is widely viewed as a step towards erecting a series of hydroelectric dams.

Brazil

Brazil: Millions vaccinated after yellow fever outbreak

A yellow fever outbreak apparently caused by mosquito migrations has struck Brazil, killing over a dozen people.

Brazil

Brazil court upholds Lula's corruption conviction

Popular former president barred from running in October elections that opinion polls suggest he would comfortably win.

Brazil

Lula da Silva: Brazil's irrepressible ex-president

Widely popular leftist politician barred from running in this year's election after Wednesday's appeals court ruling.

Profile: Luiz Inacio 'Lula' da Silva

Latin America

Thousands forced into tents outside Brazil's Sao Paulo

In Brazil, the shortage of affordable housing has forced many residents to set up temporary tents outside the country's largest city, Sao Paulo.

Brazil

Petrobras to pay nearly $3bn to settle US lawsuit

Brazilian oil company agrees to settle US lawsuits over ongoing corruption scandal.

Petrobras to pay nearly $3bn to settle US lawsuit

Brazil

Looking ahead to 2018: Brazilian vote scheduled amid crisis

Brazil is emerging from a recession and struggling with the fall-out from corruption scandals. But there's hope that next year's elections could bring change.

Health

Brazil: Moms of Zika babies struggle to get help, two years on

The outbreak of the Zika virus two years ago caused a global health emergency. Now those children are toddlers, the extent of their health problems is becoming painfully clear.

Brazil

Brazil expels Venezuelan envoy in tit-for-tat move

Move follows Venezuela's expulsion of Brazilian ambassador and comes a day after Canada expelled Venezuelan envoy.

Brazil expels Venezuelan envoy in tit-for-tat move

Latin America

Brazil's abortion law unsafe for women

Abortion laws in Brazil may soon become some of the most restrictive in Latin America.

Peru

Peru leader faces impeachment over corruption scandal

Peruvian President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski is accused of accepting bribes from a Brazilian construction company.

Peru's Pedro Pablo Kuczynski faces impeachment vote

Brazil

Brazil's president pushes for pension reforms

President Michel Temer's controversial reforms have been blasted by critics across society.

Latin America

Brazil : Civilian deaths increase as urban warfare continues

Rio de Janeiro is experiencing its worst wave of violence in a decade.

Brazil

'Rio faces worst possible scenario over homelessness'

Warm temperatures and long beaches have long made Brazil's most famous city a place with a large street population.

'Rio faces worst possible scenario over homelessness'

Peru

Peru arrests construction bigwigs accused of bribery

For decades Brazil’s construction giant built public works in more than 10 countries across Latin America.