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.
The city is committed to the social aspects of the sport and is hooking up a new generation.
UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay has voiced alarm over the fourth murder of a journalist in Brazil this year.
Brazil plans to impose strict quality control on imports from China and other Asian nations to prevent the influx of cheap goods.
Welcome to Brazil's first reality show to delve into the lives of the country's growing class of super-rich.
The death toll from a school shooting in Brazil was raised late on Thursday as authorities said a 13-year-old boy had succumbed to his injuries.
A heavily armed man entered a school in Rio de Janeiro and opened fire, killing 10 children and wounding 18 people before taking his own life.
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.
Town planners are hoping to set a world example.
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.
Rescuers pulled more bodies from a collapsed hillside slum near Rio de Janeiro on Friday, abandoning hope of finding survivors from a mudslide.
Landslides swept away dozens of houses near Rio de Janeiro on Wednesday night, worsening a disaster caused by heavy rains around Brazil's second city.
Flooding and mudslides killed at least 102 people in Brazil, authorities said, as rains paralysed the Rio de Janeiro area.
US President Barack Obama let his love for Chicago flow in a bid to capture the 2016 Olympic Games from rivals Rio, Tokyo and Madrid at Friday's vote.
Rio de Janeiro and Chicago's chances of hosting the 2016 Olympics were boosted on Wednesday as they appeared to come out tops in the IOC's evaluation.
When residents of a Rio de Janeiro slum heard of plans to build a wall around parts of their community, opposition to the idea quickly mounted.
Brazilian navy divers rushed on Wednesday to reach the wreckage of an Air France jet and start the grim job of pulling debris from the Atlantic Ocean.
The government of Rio de Janeiro is building concrete walls to prevent sprawling slums from spreading farther into the picturesque hills.
Rolf Glaser zips his motorbike up the alleyways of Vidigal slum, past a bunch of cheerful drug traffickers, and emerges at a cliffside plateau.