As Rio prepares for the 2016 Olympics it balances the desire to transform the city with calls to maintain its rich mosaic of communities.
After two years out of the spotlight, UK musical artist Amy Winehouse announced a "one-off tour" set for early next year in Brazil.
A French submarine is heading to the area to help locate the plane's black boxes, which may be at the bottom of the ocean.
A Brazilian navy ship picked up a backpack, briefcase, and Air France flight 447 boarding pass.
Air France reports a possible lightning strike. Airbus 330-200 has a good safety record.
It has fallen from sixth to 298th on the country's Violence Map.