Are Olympic athletes, officials, reporters and spectators at risk travelling to this Zika-affected city?
The outbreak of mosquito-borne Zika virus in South America has cast a shadow over preparations for the Olympic and Paralympic Games to be held in Rio de Janerio.
Fire in the hole?
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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.
Criminal gangs who use slave labour are often involved in deforestation or pollution.
Saving the world’s forests and oceans means putting an end to slavery run by criminal gangs.
Fumigation to prevent possible spread of the mosquito Aedes Aegypti in Sao Paulo.
The number of new Zika-related microcephaly cases in Brazil is falling. But it's too early to relax.
Reason for optimism?
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?
French authorities investigating.
There are days when you just want to think about buttercups and Jamie Vardy.
Happier times: Dilma Rousseff and Michael Temer at her second inauguration.
As an unpopular vice-president takes the helm, Brazilian politics is mired in distrust, division and corruption.
Rousseff faces her biggest trial.
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.
“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.
EPA/Fernando Bizerra Jr
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.
Alexander C. Lees ©Cornell University Museum of Vertebrates
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.
EPA/Fernando Bizerra Jr.
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.