Brazil has changed immensely since Julia Michaels moved there 30 years ago, but the change came slowly. She sees recent protests as a pivotal shift.
Until now, complaining in Brazil has served as a common outlet for dealing with issues like high crime and corruption. Will protests morph into a larger movement? Spread to other countries?
Protests across Brazil have grown larger as inflation and economy woes mount.Though the protests were sparked by a bus fare increase, they now face the challenge of rallying behind a common goal.
The phrase is used frequently to complain about Brazil's problems, and how they'll worsen during megaevents. It's also the name of a new nonprofit aiming to highlight the positive in Brazil.
Car companies around the world appear to be cutting corners in models sold in Brazil and other Latin American countries.
With its cultural and linguistic ties to Africa, Brazil may have key advantages over fellow BRIC China.
Rio de Janeiro’s Latin American contemporary art museum aims to spark dialogue among artists across the diverse region.
Brazilians consume an average of 112 pounds of sugar a year, and a documentary on the growing problem of child obesity puts the issue into a global perspective.
Most of Brazil's oil revenues benefit Rio, São Paulo, and Espirito Santo states. But now the Supreme Court will determine if a Congressional vote to spread oil royalties into other states will stand.
Brazil's favelas, or slums, are home to a growing consumer class whose purchasing power has risen due to a jump in salaries, a decrease in unemployment, and greater access to education.
The amount of trash collected during this year's blocos, or street parties, grew 30 percent from last year – and tourists noticed, with 1 out of 4 citing sanitation as a negative of their Rio Carnival experience.
Public universities in Brazil will reserve half their seats to provide racial, income, and ethnic diversity – a law that goes the furthest in the Americas in attempting race-based equality. It will most greatly affect the large Afro-Brazilian population.