Protest in Rio against government's reforms - Fernando Frazão/ABr

Brazilians Pour onto Streets Demanding a Halt to Reforms and the President’s Ousting

Brazilians took to the streets in a nationwide protest on Wednesday against President Michel ...

Rio train painted with athletes and work from Cândido Portinari - Daniel Ramalho/Rio2016

How the Rio Olympic Games Helped the Wealthy and Hurt the Poor

The Olympic Games revealed the deep socioeconomic and political contradictions of Brazil and helped ...

Brazilians Special Kind of Blindness: They Can’t See They Are Racist

University of Arizona anthropologist Jennifer Roth-Gordon spent 10 days in Brazil leading up to ...

Rio Carnaval Parade Celebrating the Amazon Indians Leaves Big Farm Livid

Rio’s Carnaval festivities were threatened this year by a spat pitting a well-known parade ...

Without Police, Rio’s Drug Lords Show Who Are the Bosses in the Favelas

After the Brazilian government spent tens of millions of dollars securing the city of ...

Six Months and US$ 2.3 Billion Later, Rio Olympic Venues Abandoned and in Ruins

Buildings have been abandoned, swimming pools are empty, garbage and broken sports equipment can ...

In Brazil, Bloody Police Strike Goes On in Espírito Santo and Spreads to Rio

Despite an announcement by the government that the state of Espírito Santos, in southeastern ...

Usain Bolt by Fernando Frazão from ABr

Now What, Rio?

In less than one week, the final curtain will be drawn on the 2016 ...

Poor families evicted in Rio

A Legacy of Rio Olympics: 4,000 Families Evicted

The official website for the Rio de Janeiro 2016 Olympic Games proclaims on its ...