“Et tu, Temer”: Dilma Rousseff.
Conspiracy, betrayal and prophecies of doom have all played their part in Dilma Rousseff's looming downfall.
Why we should stop panicking about whether the Olympic venues will be ready and start thinking about the long-term impacts of construction.
What the Treasury says.
New report says households will be £4,300 worse off if we leave the EU. Here's the verdict.
A matter of time?
Brazilians are disgusted with all their politicians. Can anyone take control?
Soy fields in Brazilian Amazon rainforest.
As Brazil struggles through a political and economic crisis, its soybean farmers are thriving. Their growing clout could trigger new deforestation and undercut the nation's climate change pledges.
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Brazilian politics may be in turmoil but its economy is due an upswing.
Species lost from the eastern forests of the U.S. – from left to right: Ivory-billed Woodpecker, Passenger Pigeon, Carolina Parakeet and Bachman’s Warbler.
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The extinction threat you haven't heard of: several South American birds teeter on the brink of existence due to habitat loss. And history is not the best guide for how to save them.
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Brazilians aren't getting a truthful account of what's going on in their country.
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The administration of Dilma Rousseff is caught in a rapidly accelerating cycle of discontent.
There’s an old joke about Brazil that suggests that it’s the country of the future – and it always will be. For a while this looked to be an anachronistic, possibly racist stereotype that had been decisively…
Former Brazilian president Lula da Silva’s development aid programme has fizzled out.
Lula led an unprecedented shift in the country’s foreign policy towards the global South. He also helped elevate Brazil to the status of a global player. But, six years on, disillusionment reigns.
Cracks are showing up in the growth success stories of emerging markets like Brazil.
Debt is the reason jitters for emerging markets are now worse than during the Asian financial crisis.
Big trouble: Dilma Rousseff and Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva.
A massive corruption scandal is engulfing Brazil's political establishment – but reports of the country's imminent collapse are greatly exaggerated.
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Do the countries affected by Zika have the capacity to deal with a baby boom if pregnancies are delayed?
There are benefits to hosting the Olympics - but when it comes to culture, there's no mega-event like Carnival.
Should there be an outbreak of the Zika virus in Africa, the continent will not be able to cope.
With limited laboratory capacity and a lack of experts and funding, an outbreak of the Zika virus in Africa could be problematic.
The link between Zika and microcephaly is not proven, but the incidence of both have greatly increased in the same areas.
Despite high rates of infection, the Zika outbreak would not have been particularly alarming had it not been for the sudden and – apparently associated – increase in the numbers of infants born with microcephaly.
Baby with microcephaly.
Brazil faces an uphill struggle with Zika – here's what's happening on the ground already.
Illustration of the zika virus.
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Zika is quite different to Ebola – and experts would do well to wait before making recommendations this time.
A growing problem.
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Some have criticised the idea of birth control to counter small heads in babies thought to be linked to Zika virus but it's an opportunity.