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.
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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.
One of David Cameron's more tangible legacies is in danger as the UK rushes to secure trading partners around the globe.
For Brazilian citizens, it sometimes feels like the whole country is on fire right now.
Things keep getting worse for South America's most populous nation and biggest economy. What is going on, Brazil?
Inmates on the roof of State Penitentiary of Alcacuz during a riot on January 16.
Violent massacres at prisons in the country's north, have disrupted a delicate balance of governance.
Mad as hell in São Paulo.
Fed up with corruption, violence and stagnant public services, more Brazilians are turning to hardline conservatism.
Residents take part in the Olympic Flame torch relay in Gravata, Pernambuco state, Brazil, May 31, 2016.
Being Brazilian in the US means navigating an identity that doesn't neatly fit into a single check-box, and can be perceived in vastly different ways depending on what part of the country you're in.
The Minha Casa Minha Vida programme has built millions of affordable units, but Brazil’s poorest still struggle to find adequate housing.
Brazil should ask itself which is more important: having a roof over your head or owning the roof over your head?
UK Prime Minister Theresa May can’t rely on her Indian counterpart Narendra Modi and others in the Commonwealth for unfettered trade support.
The UK political elite is overestimating the power of the Commonwealth’s brand in Africa as it seeks new partners in the wake of Brexit.
Students in Paraná state began occupying school buildings to protest education reforms in October 2016.
The last time the country's courts authorised such harsh police techniques as sleep deprivation and starvation was during the dictatorship.
The South African economy just narrowly escaped a credit rating downgrade but it is not in the clear yet.
South Africa is breathing a sigh of relief after escaping a credit rating downgrade. But there are still serious concerns around structure of the country's economy and finances.
Brazilian football club Chapecoense were en route to their first Copa Sudamericana final when their plane crashed, killing all but six on board.
Protesters rally against the proposed budget cuts in Rio de Janeiro in November 2016.
A proposed budget freeze would hurt everyone, but history shows women take the hardest hit.
The leaders of Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa at the BRICS summit in Goa, India. Brazil’s position is shaky.
Brazil's place within the BRICS bloc is becoming questionable. Since the new President Michel Temer took over, Brazil's foreign policy has shifted away from BRICS ideals to favour western interests.
A baby girl with microcephaly, in Lagoa do Carro, Pernambuco, Brazil.
A moving dispatch from the frontline in the fight against Zika.
The director and stars of ‘Aquarius’ protest the proposed impeachment of Brazilian president Dilma Rousseff at Cannes in May 2016.
By denying 'Aquarius' its chance at the Oscars, Brazil's government summoned memories of dictatorship-era censorship and brought the film unprecedented attention.