From Europe to Latin America and the US, former world leaders are being investigated, tried and even jailed. In theory, this shows no one is above the law. But presidents and PMs aren't just anyone.
Only a couple of months until the elections, the frontrunner is behind bars and the economic agenda of the next government is anyone’s guess.
With international trade facing its greatest threat in decades, this club of China, Brazil, Russia, South Africa and India will have much to say about it.
Can South America's biggest democracy run properly with a broken, corrupt political class seemingly unable to reform?
One of the world's most spectacularly unpopular president might yet make it through.
Brazil's president, who came to power after his ex-boss was impeached, now finds himself embroiled in corruption charges, which threaten to derail the economic recovery he has championed.
Having seen off his predecessor in a spectacular impeachment saga, Michel Temer may be forced out of office for misconduct of his own.
Brazil's political crisis is spiraling to a new level amid the release of recordings that allegedly caught the president authorizing a bribe. Fixing this mess will take more than a personnel change.
Things keep getting worse for South America's most populous nation and biggest economy. What is going on, Brazil?
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?