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Lia is Deputy Foreign Editor at Fairfax Media.

'Politicians are responsible': Fury after Brazil's past turns to ashes

'Politicians are responsible': Fury after Brazil's past turns to ashes

Fire that gutted the National Museum in Rio de Janeiro has highlighted Brazil's crumbling economy and years of corruption, government neglect and mismanagement.

  • by Lia Timson

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Cecilia Haddad was 'killed inside her Ryde apartment' a day before she was found in river

Cecilia Haddad was 'killed inside her Ryde apartment' a day before she was found in river

Cecilia Haddad was killed inside her Ryde apartment the day before her fully clothed body was found in the Lane Cove River, Fairfax Media understands.

  • by Lia Timson & Sally Rawsthorne
Car suspected in execution of Rio councillor Mariella Franco found

Car suspected in execution of Rio councillor Mariella Franco found

Police in the Brazilian state of Minas Gerais have reportedly located a car suspected of being used in last week's assassination of human rights activist.

  • by Lia Timson
Toddler the latest victim as shootings continue unabated in Rio

Toddler the latest victim as shootings continue unabated in Rio

A toddler was among those people killed in the latest crossfire at one of Rio de Janeiro's largest favelas.

  • by Lia Timson
Brazil suspends Amazon mining decree after uproar

Brazil suspends Amazon mining decree after uproar

The Brazilian government has suspended a recently signed decree that would have seen a vast and protected section of the Amazon rainforest open to mining.

  • by Lia Timson
Defiant Brazilian President Michel Temer says corruption probe should be shelved

Defiant Brazilian President Michel Temer says corruption probe should be shelved

Brazilian President Michel Temer listened to the explosive recording that directly implicated him in South America's biggest-ever corruption probe.

  • by Lia Timson
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JBS chairman taped Brazil President Michel Temer discussing hush money: O Globo

JBS chairman taped Brazil President Michel Temer discussing hush money: O Globo

The Brazilian government has moved to distance itself from explosive revelations of corruption by President Michel Temer.

  • by Lia Timson
Social media a big hit for Queen's 91st celebrations

Social media a big hit for Queen's 91st celebrations

Royal birthday celebrated with a coordinated, and very modern, social media campaign.

  • by Lia Timson
The Truth is... Donald Trump aims for New York Times' Oscars ad

The Truth is... Donald Trump aims for New York Times' Oscars ad

US President Donald Trump has possibly attracted more attention to a New York Times advertisement than he may have intended.

  • by Lia Timson
Past catches up with Australian FBI fugitive Bruce Sholtz Macedo in Brazil

Past catches up with Australian FBI fugitive Bruce Sholtz Macedo in Brazil

An Australian fugitive who taunted the FBI about his life on the run has come unstuck in Brazil where he has been convicted for using a fake passport.

  • by Eamonn Duff, Lia Timson
Daily World Dispatch: Trump-Turnbull phone call, Brexit and Captain Bram

Daily World Dispatch: Trump-Turnbull phone call, Brexit and Captain Bram

So much for Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull's measured reaction to Donald Trump's migrant travel ban.

  • by Lia Timson