The last time the country's courts authorised such harsh police techniques as sleep deprivation and starvation was during the dictatorship.
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.
Against the odds, Rio scores soft-power points with memorable show at Maracanã stadium.
The Olympics provide Brazilians with a welcome distraction from their country's fraught and bitter politics.
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?