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?
Dilma Rousseff is the victim of her government's failures, and a vicious opposition.
Conspiracy, betrayal and prophecies of doom have all played their part in Dilma Rousseff's looming downfall.
Brazilians are disgusted with all their politicians. Can anyone take control?
Brazilian politics may be in turmoil but its economy is due an upswing.
Brazilians aren't getting a truthful account of what's going on in their country.
A massive corruption scandal is engulfing Brazil's political establishment – but reports of the country's imminent collapse are greatly exaggerated.
Mega sports event promoters use the term 'legacy' extensively to justify the amount of – mostly public – money involved in the bid and execution of such events.
Opposition to president Dilma Rousseff is growing, but there is division over what her fate should be.