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…
People power is helping bring an end to impunity in Brazil.
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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.
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?
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.
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.
Brazil’s President Michel Temer, Russian President Vladimir Putin, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Chinese President Xi Jinping and South African President Jacob Zuma.
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.
Lula, the ‘leader of the poor,’ celebrates becoming president in 2003.
Luis Inacio 'Lula' da Silva's center-left policies helped lift millions of Brazilians out of poverty, earning him the title 'leader of the poor.' It's a legacy worth preserving.
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The senate has outmanoeuvred a national leader, leaving many wondering which is fighting on the right side of democracy.
There are 85,000 public security agents working during the Rio Olympics.
Every few days, there are news reports of some kind of violence encountered by athletes or journalists at the Rio Games. To understand why, we need to understand how prevalent violence is in Brazil.
Against the odds, Rio scores soft-power points with memorable show at Maracanã stadium.
Partially demolished houses in the Vila Autodromo favela, with the Olympic Park in the background.
An architect rides through the streets of Rio amidst a cacophony of drills and jackhammers. He wonders: Is it worth it? What will the legacy of all this construction be?
The Olympics provide Brazilians with a welcome distraction from their country's fraught and bitter politics.
The party’s begun.
The Olympics may give Brazilians a respite from their perfect storm of recession, corruption and political dysfunction, but it won't last long.
Brazil’s economy was once considered ready to take flight. What happened?
Only a few years ago, Brazil was considered the global economy's shining star. How did it fall so far so fast?
Graffiti at a bus stop in Sao Paulo, Brazil reads “Out Temer.”
Brazil is experiencing economic, political, social and moral crises that challenge its stability.
Caught out: Romero Jucá.
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Supporters of Brazil's suspended president have argued that the push to impeach her was a plot – and it turns out they weren't far off.
Dilma Rousseff Carnaval masks on a factory assembly line near Rio.
Brazil has a powerful and dominant national identity, which could be a casualty of the current political crisis. The author of an upcoming book on the subject considers the harm that's been done.
Protestors rally against interim Brazilian President Michel Temer.
A BU professor walks through the turmoil of Brazil’s political past to explain why there’s more at stake than you might think.
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.