Topic: Rio de Janeiro
Latin America Monitor Brazilian President Rousseff's first semester marred by battles with Congress, scandal
Although she has kept Brazil's economy buoyant in her first six months, the president has lost four ministers to corruption scandals and has been unable to keep her congressional allies in line.
07/21/2011 11:04 am
Star striker Carlos Tevez's transfer from Manchester City to Corinthians in São Paulo, unthinkable 10 years ago, is now a real possibility thanks to the strong real and Brazilian teams' new business professionalism.
07/19/2011 04:36 pm
More than 60 manhole covers have been blown into the skies since last year, injuring dozens of people. Some see it as a worrying indicator of Rio's preparations for the 2014 World Cup and 2016 Olympics.
07/19/2011 12:56 pm
The new US- and Brazil-led initiative to encourage government transparency could provide the US another means to promote democracy and free trade.
07/13/2011 04:36 pm
The Brazilian cities, which far outrank any US cities on Mercer's annual list, have climbed the ranks due to high taxes and a booming Brazilian economy.
07/12/2011 03:27 pm
Brazil just launched a new, multibillion-dollar program to aid the 16 million Brazilians still living in extreme poverty. The program is the latest in an effort across Latin America to stamp out poverty.
07/07/2011 12:20 pm
The Brazilian Congress, which yesterday threatened to stop work if the president doesn't dole out pork, acts with impunity thanks to a culture of consensus that lets malfeasors off the hook, writes guest blogger Greg Michener.
06/29/2011 11:23 am
In Pictures Athletes turned politicians
They have to fight to overcome one glaring statistic: Only 3 percent of the books published in the US each year are books in translation.
06/25/2011 11:25 am
A UN report released Thursday shows Peru is just shy of overtaking Colombia in coca cultivation, demonstrating the 'balloon effect' that drug war watchers always warn about: when pressure is applied in one area, production 'balloons' in another.
06/23/2011 06:11 pm