The left has run the country since 2003, but now is presented with a very real threat from the conservative elite.
Days before the start of the World Cup, Brazil's Homeless Workers' Movement has reached a deal with authorities not to protest during the tournament.
More than half of Brazil's population has African roots, and the state has now approved a law creating 20% quotas for black people in government jobs.
Adidas has pulled its raunchy World Cup T-shirts after Brazil's government complained that it was promoting sex tourism in the country.
After Edward Snowden's open letter, Brazil says it's not considering granting asylum to him as the country has not received a formal request.
This week's teachers march in Brazil's Rio de Janeiro has drawn the biggest turnout since the wave of protests during the Confederations Cup in June.
Fresh protests rocked Brazil on Saturday despite conciliatory remarks by President Dilma Rousseff.
All eyes are fixed on Brazil's president as she considers a forest code that could spell the end of vital parts of the Amazon and other forests.
Brazil's rapid expansion has not been underpinned by sound legal systems, as logic has dictated. But they have managed to break out of poverty.
Fifa president Sepp Blatter has announced that Jeremy Valcke will retain all his duties relating to the 2014 World Cup despite his clash with Brazil.
Brazil's tourism minister resigned on Wednesday -- the fifth Cabinet member to resign in three months -- over allegations of ethics violations.
Pele has been named as the honorary ambassador for the 2014 World Cup to rally Brazilians around delayed efforts at preparing for the tournament.
The death toll from floods and landslides in Brazil rose on Monday to 640, as the military stepped up efforts to reach isolated communities near Rio.
Dilma Rousseff took over as Brazil's first female president on Saturday with pledges to build on the policies of her hugely popular predecessor.
When Dilma Rousseff is sworn in on Saturday as Brazil's next president, she will take the reins of an emerging giant with a booming economy.
Brazil's president-elect Dilma Rousseff vowed to step up the fight against poverty without forfeiting economic stability.
Brazilians are expected to elect a woman as president for the first time, backing her to emerge from the shadow of Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva.
Ruling party candidate Dilma Rousseff widened her lead ahead of Brazil's presidential run-off election, a poll showed on Wednesday.
Unlike in Europe, the left in Latin America is still winning elections -- albeit with difficulty.