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Jonathan Watts

Jonathan Watts

    Great party, shame about the legacy
    Great party, shame about the legacy
    Despite a frightening list of problems there is confidence that Rio will be ready for the Olympic Games – but long-term benefits are in doubt.
    Rousseff’s supporters play for time
    Rousseff’s supporters play for time
    The beleagured Workers’ Party believes people will tire quickly of the opposition leaders.
    Dilma Rousseff: Brazilian congress votes to impeach president
    Dilma Rousseff: Brazilian congress votes to impeach president
    Government concedes after lower house overwhelmingly backs move to remove Rousseff, who now faces vote in senate.
    Brazil's games are in a 'bad phase'
    Brazil's games are in a 'bad phase'
    Six months before Rio de Janeiro hosts the next Olympics, the country is struggling with a Zika epidemic and political and economic woes
    Bomb victims seek a world with no nukes
    Bomb victims seek a world with no nukes
    Survivors of the Hiroshima and Nagasaki attacks are campaigning to halt Brazil's nuclear plans.
    Peru hostages rescued after 25 years
    Peru hostages rescued after 25 years
    The 13 adults and 26 children had been used as slaves in remote mountain communities.
    Maradona echoes approval for the arrests of Fifa's 'old bastards!'
    Maradona echoes approval for the arrests of Fifa's 'old bastards!'
    From Diego Maradona’s delight to the denials of regional football bosses, Latin America has lapped up the unfolding Fifa corruption scandal.
    Child (10) denied an abortion
    Child (10) denied an abortion
    “The first step that should be taken in pregnancies of girls under 13 should be an abortion,” say activists.
    Odds stacked against Brazil leader
    Odds stacked against Brazil leader
    Dilma Rousseff goes into her second term facing greater challenges than her first time around.
    Will Brazilians say Neves again?
    Will Brazilians say Neves again?
    The left has run the country since 2003, but now is presented with a very real threat from the conservative elite.
    People's cup but politician's stage
    People's cup but politician's stage
    The 2014 World Cup has seen unprecedented levels of outrage and debate over poverty, Fifa, commercialism … and occasionally football.