Despite a frightening list of problems there is confidence that Rio will be ready for the Olympic Games – but long-term benefits are in doubt.
The beleagured Workers’ Party believes people will tire quickly of the opposition leaders.
Government concedes after lower house overwhelmingly backs move to remove Rousseff, who now faces vote in senate.
Six months before Rio de Janeiro hosts the next Olympics, the country is struggling with a Zika epidemic and political and economic woes
Survivors of the Hiroshima and Nagasaki attacks are campaigning to halt Brazil's nuclear plans.
The 13 adults and 26 children had been used as slaves in remote mountain communities.
From Diego Maradona’s delight to the denials of regional football bosses, Latin America has lapped up the unfolding Fifa corruption scandal.
“The first step that should be taken in pregnancies of girls under 13 should be an abortion,” say activists.
Dilma Rousseff goes into her second term facing greater challenges than her first time around.
The left has run the country since 2003, but now is presented with a very real threat from the conservative elite.