Paulistanos are quickly learning to use water wisely as the reality of the drought hits them.
Youngsters from a slum in Sao Paulo have thrown down a World Cup gauntlet: they have challenged the winners to play a match against them.
Three days before the city hosts the World Cup kick-off, protesters set fire to garbage piles, prompting police to fire stun grenades and tear gas.
Glamour and squalor coexist uneasily here, but one thing unites rich and poor: everyone's furious about Fifa World Cup Brazil.
Four people died after a carnival float in the Santos caught fire, striking a sombre tone for the final day of exuberant carnival celebrations.
Officials and authorities in São Paulo have raised concerns over the death of a soccer supporter in Brazil and think it might increase fan violence.
Timo Glock has denied he let Lewis Hamilton get by him on the final lap of the decisive Brazilian Grand Prix.
The boom in biofuel production in Latin America, particularly Brazil, is benefiting corporations but not local people, said environmentalists.
São Paulo puts on a display of Japanese culture for visiting Japanese Crown Prince Naruhito.