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    1. May 20, 2015

      Petrobras probe looks to dig up corpse

      An investigation into corruption at Petrobras took a macabre turn on Wednesday as Brazil’s Congress sought to exhume the...

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      May 15, 2015

      The Sao Carlos slum in Brazil

      Special Operations Battalion (BOPE) Police officers patrol as residents move about the Sao Carlos slum complex where the...

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      May 12, 2015

      Shy Tories don’t tweet

      If on Friday morning, you found yourself tweeting this: I still don’t understand how Conservatives won the vote? Everyone...

    2. May 1, 2015

      Inês Etienne Romeu, Human rights activist, 1942-2015

      Dilma Rousseff, Brazil’s president, was tortured. Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva, her predecessor, was jailed; and Fernando...

    3. FT Alphaville

      April 14, 2015

      Outsource your dating to India

      Deutsche are back with their cheap date index. And some other price comparisons, of course: We recomputed our three indices:...

    4. FT Photo Diary

      April 9, 2015

      Alemao in Rio

      View of the Alemao complex in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Fresh violence in Rio’s slums has led to growing doubts over the...

    5. FT Photo Diary

      April 8, 2015

      Drug market

      Patricia Sebastiao, 22, sits for a portrait in an open-air crack cocaine market known as a crackland where users can buy...

    6. April 6, 2015

      Judge in Batista trial charged with embezzlement

      Brazil’s landmark insider trading trial against Eike Batista, formerly the country’s richest man, has suffered its biggest...

    7. March 26, 2015

      Petrobras-linked Brazil builder files for bankruptcy

      Brazilian builder Galvão Engenharia has filed for bankruptcy protection, becoming the first large construction company to...

    8. March 25, 2015

      Investors urged to spread net all over Brazil

      São José dos Campos is one of those cities that can lead a foreign visitor to wonder why Brazil, Latin America’s largest...

    9. March 25, 2015

      Petrobras scandal knocks broader Brazilian oil industry

      Rogério Caffaro is in a surprisingly good mood for someone who works in Brazil’s crisis-ridden oil and gas industry. The...

    10. March 15, 2015

      One million join anti-Rousseff protests in Brazil

      Brazil protests More than a million protesters took to the streets of Brazil on Sunday to call for the impeachment of...

    11. beyondbrics

      March 11, 2015

      Twitter snapshots show Venezuela's government isolated from its people

      How isolated is Venezuela’s government from the people it supposedly represents? Very isolated indeed, according to a study...

    12. February 24, 2015

      Batista’s Porsche puts trial into a spin

      The insider trading trial of Eike Batista was thrown into turmoil on Tuesday amid allegations that a judge hearing his case...

    13. FT Photo Diary

      February 24, 2015

      Dead fish in Rio

      Dead fish on the banks of the Guanabara Bay in Rio de Janeiro on Tuesday. International Olympic Committee members meeting in...

    14. beyondbrics

      February 24, 2015

      Brazil's electorate: still polarised but in a new way

      Back in November, we wrote about an analysis of tweets in Brazil that illustrated the extreme polarisation of the country’s...

    15. February 13, 2015

      Brazil drought pours cold water on Carnival

      Drought in Brazil For many Brazilians it might seem like sacrilege. But a historic drought in the country’s southeastern...

    16. February 6, 2015

      Brazilian judge freezes Batista family assets

      A Brazilian judge has frozen the assets of Eike Batista and his family as part of a landmark insider trading trial that...

    17. FT Photo Diary

      January 27, 2015

      At the pump Rio de Janeiro

      A worker prepares to fill a car at a gas station close to Copacabana beach in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Reuters photographers...

    18. FT Photo Diary

      January 26, 2015

      Water girl

      A girl plays in a curtain of water at Madureira park in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil ...

    19. FT Photo Diary

      January 12, 2015

      Copacabana sunrise

      A swimmer practices in the waters off Copacabana beach as the sun rises in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. ...

    20. December 29, 2014

      Scandal is an Olympic hurdle for Brazil

      Ever since Rio de Janeiro won the bid to host the 2016 Olympics five years ago, the game’s organising committee has faced...

    21. FT Photo Diary

      December 18, 2014

      Santa zips down Sugar Loaf mountain

      A man dressed as Santa Claus zip lines away from Sugar Loaf mountain after riding on top of a cable car in Rio de Janeiro,...

    22. FT Photo Diary

      December 11, 2014

      A Rio christmas

      A woman walks between palm trees before sunrise on Arpoador beach in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil on Thursday ...

    23. December 10, 2014

      Eon-Batista tie-up Eneva files for bankruptcy

      The Brazilian power company controlled by Eon and Eike Batista has filed for bankruptcy, marking a new low in the ill-fated...

    24. FT Photo Diary

      December 9, 2014

      Rio remembrance

      A police officer walks among crosses planted by the NGO Rio de Paz (Peace Rio) on Copacabana beach today in memory of police...

    25. December 2, 2014

      Bureaucratic quagmire is the cost of doing business in Brazil

      A group of tourists was taking a helicopter tour of the beautiful seaside region of Angra dos Reis, south of Rio de Janeiro....

    26. FT Photo Diary

      December 2, 2014

      Christ the Redeemer lit up

      The statue of Christ the Redeemer is lit up in red to promote the “Test, Treat, Live Better” awareness campaign marking...

    27. November 21, 2014

      Olympics chief calls for transparency in sport

      The head of the Olympic movement has added to the pressure facing his football counterpart, Sepp Blatter, by saying sporting...

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      November 4, 2014

      Brazil's election: as polarised as can be

      What you see above is a graphic representation of something anyone who followed the campaign that led to the re-election of...

    29. October 24, 2014

      World’s city dwellers paying out $650bn more than they can afford

      City dwellers around the world pay $650bn more in housing costs than they can afford yearly, as rapid urban growth meets a...

    30. October 17, 2014

      Rousseff and Neves revert to personal attacks in debate

      The contenders in Brazil’s presidential election reverted to personal attacks on Thursday night’s debate in a bid to break a...

    31. beyondbrics

      October 14, 2014

      Evidence of Paulo Roberto Costa

      This is a transcript of evidence given in a public hearing by Paulo Roberto Costa, former director of refining and supply at...

    32. September 23, 2014

      Start-ups find growth in young Brazil

      Latin America’s 600m population is an irresistible attraction for consumer goods companies. Flourishing emerging markets in...

    33. September 23, 2014

      Nike scores from the sidelines with ambush marketing

      Inhabitants of Rio de Janeiro will never forget the hours leading up to this year’s World Cup final between Argentina and...

    34. September 21, 2014

      Election war is a battle of styles as Silva forces Rousseff to transform campaign

      If Brazilian presidential candidate Marina Silva is an actress, she is a good one. In a moving speech last week in Fortaleza...

    35. September 17, 2014

      Arminio Fraga offers Brazil an orthodox path

      Arminio Fraga’s assessment of what is wrong with Brazil explains why he is the market’s choice to be finance minister after...

    36. September 14, 2014

      Brazil’s Eike Batista accused of market manipulation

      The problems of Eike Batista, once Brazil’s richest man, were compounded at the weekend when prosecutors accused him of...

    37. August 28, 2014

      Advent invests in Brazil national park company Cataratas

      US private equity group Advent International has invested in a Brazilian national park service provider whose assets include...

    38. FT Photo Diary

      August 12, 2014

      Beached whale

      AFP/Getty Images A fisherman gets ready to cast his line near the body of a dead humpback whale washed ashore on Macumba...

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