From environmental hazards to highway expansion: Residents of Rio's Vila Autódromo slum have heard a slew of reasons why they must move off their land, as Olympic developers move in.
From high costs, to heavy traffic, to lagging safety regulations, cars have become a 'quality-of-life problem in many cities,' writes guest blogger Greg Michener.
Human rights officials aim to make contract killing a federal crime in Brazil after two journalists are killed.
A dancer from the Mangueira samba school performs during carnival celebrations at the Sambadrome in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Tuesday, Feb. 21, 2012.
The police strike that threatened Carnival, one of the world's most festive parties, shows how labor movements are gaining the upper hand in Brazil for the first time in history, says guest blogger.
Police in Rio de Janeiro agreed to a strike last night, just days ahead of the world's most famous carnival celebration.
'The Amazing Spider-Man' trailer and spectacular 3-D footage show a great turn by Andrew Garfield as the title character.
Local police are striking over pay in Salvador, and some fear the unrest could spread to Rio just in time for Carnival, writes guest blogger Julia Michaels.