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Having seen off his predecessor in a spectacular impeachment saga, Michel Temer may be forced out of office for misconduct of his own.
Calls for Brazilian President Michel Temer’s ouster are growing louder due to allegations of government corruption.
Brazil's political crisis is spiraling to a new level amid the release of recordings that allegedly caught the president authorizing a bribe. Fixing this mess will take more than a personnel change.
An Angolan importer buying Havaianas in the market of Brás, São Paulo, Brazil.
Léa Barreau Tran
Brazilian soap operas are wildly popular in Portuguese-speaking Angola, influencing women's fashion and creating a business opportunity for thousands of Angolan female entrepreneurs.
Amanda De Lisio, Bournemouth University
Rio's sex workers were hoping the 2016 games would also boost their trade – but they were wrong.
Deize Tigrona at the 2016 Back2Black music festival.
By singing frankly about sex and life on the streets, the pioneering women of Rio de Janeiro's funk scene are redefining what feminism sounds like.
Indian and Chinese representatives mark the launch of the New Development Bank.
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The BRICS New Development Bank has promised to change the world of multilateral development funding but has so far failed to live up to expectations.
Bill Nye the Science Guy leads a crowd of scientists in the April 22 2017 March on Science in Washington, DC.
Scientists from Africa, Asia, Latin America and Europe take on the White House with facts from the ground they stand on.
A Pirahã family.
From the Amazon to Nicaragua, there are humans who never learn numbers. What can these anumeric cultures teach us about ourselves?
Not everyone in Brazil believes in an ‘eye for an eye’.
Though police violence is widely tolerated in Brazil, not everyone believes in 'eye for an eye' as official state policy.
Aedes aegypti, the Zika-carrying mosquito.
The Zika outbreak that started in Brazil in 2015 continues on five continents, causing neurological disease and birth defects.
Colombians marched in Bogota on April 1 against corruption, the FARC peace process and national politics in general.
It is vital for people to demand transparency, but when popular outrage is manipulated for political purposes, democracy suffers.
Frequent police brutality has undermined the trust of residents of Rio de Janeiro’s Maré favela in law enforcement.
Residents of the Maré neighbourhood of Rio de Janeiro are eight times more likely to be killed by police than other Brazilians. Most victims are young and black.
South Africa’s President Jacob Zuma looks on as his new cabinet members are sworn in.
The best chance South Africa has of recovering from sub-investment grade credit rating status is to have leaders who are prepared to break rank with the small-mindedness of the ruling party.
School feeding schemes play a major role across Africa.
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Getting local farmers involved in school feeding schemes has the potential to boost livelihoods and revitalise rural economies in Africa.
Brazilian state governments increasingly use the military for services they should provide themselves.
Many Brazilian politicians were involved in corruption scandals, leading to mass protests.
Brazil is the ninth largest economy in the world, yet its real potential has never been realised. Having had a strong period of economic growth from 2003 to shortly after the global financial crisis, the…
Doesn’t look like much of a threat, does he?
New data shows that the hairy-legged vampire bat of Pernambuco, Brazil, has developed an appetite for human blood over that of other possible prey.
Leaders of the BRICS bloc of states in Goa, India where they hatched the plan to launch a new credit rating agency.
The BRICS bloc of states have resolved to establish an alternative credit rating agency to counter western dominance in the financial markets. Will it work?
A family of Programa Atitude beneficiaries in short-term housing provided by the programme.
Lianne Milton/Panos for the Open Society Foundations
Evidence increasingly shows the effectiveness of controversial efforts, like northeastern Brazil's Attitude Programme, to feed and house at-risk drug users.
People power is helping bring an end to impunity in Brazil.
Eraldo Peres/AP Photo
By exposing, prosecuting and sentencing Brazil's corrupt politicians, prosecutors, judges and citizens are draining the swamp that has overwhelmed the country for so long.