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Bolsonaro’s three-month rule a disaster

Even the rats are jumping ship as the economy flounders amid poor governance decisions

Brazil flirts with a neo-fascist

The bitter reality is that there is a real chance of the country returning to a dictatorship and its darkest days

The man who could save Brazil is in jail

Despite a plea from the UN, the country’s court ruled that Lula da Silva can’t run in the presidential elections

Raging fire tears through prized Rio museum

The natural history and anthropology museum was founded in 1818 by King Joao VI and is considered a jewel of Brazilian culture

Echoing Marielle Franco, Brazil’s black women speak out against violence

Black lives in Brazil are devalued and subject to violence on a horrific scale

Football stars and Olympic athletes draw attention to politics and poverty in Brazil

Ishay Govender-Ypma stands beside Christ the Redeemer, which embraces Rio, to reflect on the 2014 Fifa World Cup and the 2016 Olympic Games.

Olympic Games buses collide with local anger on Rio de Janeiro highway

Residents from the favelas of the Brazilian capital say the global showpiece and its legacy project have done nothing but compound their misery.

​Refugees set aside their scars and trauma to focus on their quest for Olympic glory

A team of refugees from the world’s conflict zones is seeking glory and acceptance at the Rio Games.

​SA may not have players on Rio hockey fields but can be proud of one man: the umpire

John Wright will blow the whistle at the Olympic Games for the fifth time in August.

Rowing’s a cinch if you’ve zapped personal zombies

After battling cancer, heavyweight rower Lawrence Brittain is stronger than ever.

Brazil’s games are in a ‘bad phase’

Six months before Rio de Janeiro hosts the next Olympics, the country is struggling with a Zika epidemic and political and economic woes

Khaya Dlanga: No shame in playing football like a gogo

This group of grandmothers speaks the language of football, with dignity and a spirit that transcends the beautiful game.

Tens of thousands join teachers’ protest in Rio

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.

Hit the streets of Rio running

The city is committed to the social aspects of the sport and is hooking up a new generation.

UN’s Pillay condemns killing of journalists in Brazil

UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay has voiced alarm over the fourth murder of a journalist in Brazil this year.

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