The last time the country's courts authorised such harsh police techniques as sleep deprivation and starvation was during the dictatorship.
A proposed budget freeze would hurt everyone, but history shows women take the hardest hit.
Brazil's place within the BRICS bloc is becoming questionable. Since the new President Michel Temer took over, Brazil's foreign policy has shifted away from BRICS ideals to favour western interests.
Despite financial crises and political differences among these five emerging economies, the BRICS coalition is here to stay. And it may just change the world.
Luis Inacio 'Lula' da Silva's center-left policies helped lift millions of Brazilians out of poverty, earning him the title 'leader of the poor.' It's a legacy worth preserving.
The senate has outmanoeuvred a national leader, leaving many wondering which is fighting on the right side of democracy.
Every few days, there are news reports of some kind of violence encountered by athletes or journalists at the Rio Games. To understand why, we need to understand how prevalent violence is in Brazil.
Against the odds, Rio scores soft-power points with memorable show at Maracanã stadium.
An architect rides through the streets of Rio amidst a cacophony of drills and jackhammers. He wonders: Is it worth it? What will the legacy of all this construction be?
The Olympics provide Brazilians with a welcome distraction from their country's fraught and bitter politics.
The Olympics may give Brazilians a respite from their perfect storm of recession, corruption and political dysfunction, but it won't last long.
Only a few years ago, Brazil was considered the global economy's shining star. How did it fall so far so fast?
Brazil is experiencing economic, political, social and moral crises that challenge its stability.
Supporters of Brazil's suspended president have argued that the push to impeach her was a plot – and it turns out they weren't far off.
Brazil has a powerful and dominant national identity, which could be a casualty of the current political crisis. The author of an upcoming book on the subject considers the harm that's been done.
A BU professor walks through the turmoil of Brazil’s political past to explain why there’s more at stake than you might think.
With an ongoing impeachment process and a deep economic recession, the host nation is on thin ice ahead of one of the world's largest sporting mega-events.
Whatever you call it, the new leader, Michel Temer, has an opportunity to return Brazil to policies that promote growth through fiscally sound social inclusion. Can he do it?
As an unpopular vice-president takes the helm, Brazilian politics is mired in distrust, division and corruption.
Rousseff is about to go on trial for allegedly borrowing $11 billion to fund social programs and conceal a budget deficit. Why is that a crime?