Rio de Janeiro

 
Football stars and Olympic athletes draw attention to politics and poverty in Brazil
Football stars and Olympic athletes draw attention to politics and poverty in Brazil
From here, the highest tier in the Santa Marta favela in Rio, I can see the settlement sprawled out – a jagged, tumbling clash of colours...
Olympic Games buses collide with local anger on Rio de Janeiro highway
Olympic Games buses collide with local anger on Rio de Janeiro highway
Ester Silva curses the Olympic Games as another bus rumbles over a new elevated highway that passes by her slum in Rio de Janeiro, sending a tremor...
​Refugees set aside their scars and trauma to focus on their quest for Olympic glory
​Refugees set aside their scars and trauma to focus on their quest for Olympic glory
This year, the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro will be the first ever to host a team comprised entirely of refugees. It consists of six male and...
​SA may not have players on Rio hockey fields but can be proud of one man: the umpire
​SA may not have players on Rio hockey fields but can be proud of one man: the umpire
Neither of South Africa’s hockey teams will be going to Rio, but there is every chance that South Africa will have a presence in the Olympic final...
Rowing’s a cinch if you’ve zapped personal zombies
Rowing’s a cinch if you’ve zapped personal zombies
This is traditionally a twitchy time of year for Olympic contenders, and heavyweight rower Lawrence Brittain is no exception. He, his fellow 19 Rio...
Brazil's games are in a 'bad phase'
Brazil's games are in a 'bad phase'
After Brazil were thrashed 1-7 in the semifinal of the last World Cup, it was hard to imagine a sporting mega-event could throw up anything more...
[Slideshow]World marches against climate change
[Slideshow]World marches against climate change
Hundreds of thousands across the globe joined marches and rallies as part of the People's Climate March ahead of the UN Climate Summit in New York.
Khaya Dlanga: No shame in playing football like a gogo
Khaya Dlanga: No shame in playing football like a gogo
I am in Rio de Janeiro at the moment for the 2014 Fifa World Cup. I have been here with ...
Tens of thousands join teachers' protest in Rio
Tens of thousands join teachers' protest in Rio
Rio de Janeiro was once again racked by violent protest on Tuesday night as a teachers strike became the latest rallying point for public discontent over public services and police brutality....
Hit the streets of Rio running
Hit the streets of Rio running
‘This is cassava,” I shouted, trying to make myself heard over the music. “What? Who’s Cassandra?” We were sitting at a...
UN's Pillay condemns killing of journalists in Brazil
UN's Pillay condemns killing of journalists in Brazil
UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay's office voiced alarm on Friday over the murder of an investigative journalist in Brazil, the...
Brazil to impose quality control on Asian imports
Brazil to impose quality control on Asian imports
Brazil plans to impose strict quality control on imports from China and other Asian nations to prevent the influx of cheap goods, the daily O...

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