Rights group files war crimes charges against Sri Lankan ambassador
The Sri Lankan government has denied its ambassador to Brazil is on the run, after a human rights group filed war crimes charges against him there.
Conditions inside Brazil’s prisons
A series of riots in jails across Brazil in recent months have left dozens of prisoners dead. The incidents, in a country with the third largest prison population in the world, have raised serious questions about conditions and staffing in Brazil’s jails.
Brazil mourns plane crash dead
More than a hundred thousand people in the Brazilian town of Chapeco have turned out to mourn the 71 people who died in a plane crash in Colombia – including most of the local football team. The Brazilian president led tributes to the victims at the ceremony in driving rain – saying the tragedy had…
Colombia plane crash leaves at least 75 dead
Brazil has begun three days of national mourning after a charter plane carrying one of its top football teams crashed into the Colombian mountains, killing 75 people on board and leaving six survivors.
Zika virus ‘spreading explosively’ says world health expert
The director-general of the World Health Organisation warns that possible links between the Zika virus and babies with abnormally small heads are causing “extremely high” levels of concern.
Zika virus epidemic prompts Latin America travel warning
Pregnant women are advised to avoid countries that have seen outbreaks of the mosquito-borne Zika virus, which doctors are linking to unusually high numbers of babies born with brain defects.
World celebrates Women’s Day
From beauty contests to angry protests, events are held around the world to mark International Women’s Day.
Boy and uncle sucked through storm drain
A 9-year-old boy and his uncle are alive after being sucked through a flooded storm drain in southern Brazil. The incident was filmed on a mobile phone, and the video has gone viral in south America.
Brazil suffers ‘worst ever’ droughts
Some of Brazil’s most populous states are tackling their worst droughts since records began – halfway through what should be the rainy season.
Stephen Daldry on hope, violence, and ‘Trash’
Director Stephen Daldry tells Channel 4 News that the trio of young Brazilian actors completely improvised their lines in his new film “Trash”. He says London has “more sense of despair” than Brazil.
Miraculous escape as car smashes into Brazil office
An office worker in Brazil has a very luck escape when a car rams through the wall, knocking her off her chair and narrowly missing her colleagues as debris is sent flying.
Blackout Britain – will it happen here this winter?
The energy secretary says there will be no UK blackouts this winter. As Ofgem presents its analysis of our energy needs this winter, we look at some of the biggest power outages of the last 50 years.
The rise of Marina Silva: shaking up politics in Brazil
While the last decade has seen a wealth of political apologues across Latin America, the Brazilian story that has captured the imagination of the country is certainly one of the most compelling.
Brazil prisoners decapitated in Cascavel jail riot
Two prisoners are beheaded and another killed during a riot over conditions at a jail in southern Brazil. The revolt began on Sunday when a prison guard was captured during breakfast.