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.
The deadly nightclub fire is not unique in a region plagued by multiple tragedies that are often the result of lax safety standards, poor oversight, and overcrowded conditions.
A new study shows glaciers in the tropical Andes have shrunk 30-50 percent in the past four decades, affecting water sources in Peru, Colombia, Bolivia, and Argentina.
The host of the 2014 World Cup and 2016 Summer Olympics faces many questions as it prepares for mega-events that are changing the way things are working in Rio de Janeiro.
Despite economic strides, two-thirds of Latin America averaged in the bottom half of the 2012 Transparency International corruption rankings. Countries like Brazil, however, offer some hope.
A first-of-its-kind study quantifies the intergenerational price tag of domestic violence. In a region of emerging economies, where GDP growth is paramount to success, could this motivate policymakers?