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Amazon fires create image nightmare for Brazil
Amazon fires create image nightmare for Brazil
Scorched forests, government inaction and presidential insults — fires in the Amazon rainforest are having a disastrous effect on Brazil's...
Bolsonaro’s three-month rule a disaster
Bolsonaro’s three-month rule a disaster
March 31 marked the 55th anniversary of the coup inaugurating 21 years of brutal military rule in Brazil. Like its neighbours Argentina, Uruguay...
Brazil flirts with a neo-fascist
Brazil flirts with a neo-fascist
On Saturday September 29, in the largest single demonstration of the year, hundreds of thousands of women in Brazil took to the streets to say...
The man who could save Brazil is in jail
The man who could save Brazil is in jail
On Sunday evening, the National Museum in Rio de Janeiro was enveloped by an inferno that destroyed the 200-year-old centre of science and history....
Raging fire tears through prized Rio museum
Raging fire tears through prized Rio museum
A massive fire on Sunday ripped through Rio de Janeiro's treasured National Museum, one of Brazil's oldest, in what the nation's president said was...
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...

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