Welcome to Brazil's first reality show to delve into the lives of the country's growing class of super-rich.
A highly addictive new drug has the potential to become a 'weapon of mass destruction,' writes Tom Phillips.
Town planners are hoping to set a world example.
Authorities in Rio de Janeiro are under renewed pressure to bulletproof up to 200 schools in conflict-stricken areas, after an 11-year-old boy was kil
Authorities in Rio de Janeiro are under pressure to bulletproof schools in conflict-stricken areas, after a boy was killed by a stray bullet.
New policing initiatives have made Rio de Janeiro a safer place, but the 'pacification' has been brutal.
Tom Phillips goes into Rio de Janeiro's notorious favelas to discover how evangelical preachers are trying to stem the tide of killings.
Even Dr Rhonan Ferreira da Silva, an experienced Brazilian forensic expert, was shocked when the body of British teenager Cara Marie Burke arrived.
Sitting in his air-conditioned office in Guaranta do Norte, a remote agricultural town on the edge of the Amazon rainforest, local mayor José Humberto Macedo looked a contented man. Thanks largely to the global boom in commodities, this soya-growing region has come to the vanguard of Brazil's march on to the world stage.
Veteran Amazon pilots such as Fernando Galvao Bezerra are hard men to shock. During 20 years in aviation Bezerra (45) has ferried prostitutes and wildcat miners to remote, lawless goldmines. He has taxied wealthy loggers between ranches, and once survived when his plane plummeted out of the sky.