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    1. November 10, 2015

      Brazil’s Olympic preparations shine a spotlight on Rio mayor

      On a vast construction site in Barra da Tijuca, a far-flung suburb of Rio de Janeiro, a series of giant lozenge-like...

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      November 6, 2015

      Breaking the link between poverty and educational failure

      Education policymakers worldwide often make a pilgrimage of sorts to Finland and Singapore to learn about their high...

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      October 22, 2015

      The fight for land rights in Lagos

      By the time the dust settled, hundreds of homes were gone, replaced by a tangle of broken planks and crushed metal, and...

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      October 19, 2015

      Brazil's crisis hits new lows as its outcome gets harder to predict

      The crisis that has paralysed Brazil’s politics this year and thrown its economy into what is set to be its longest...

    5. FT Photo Diary

      October 16, 2015

      Cool waters

      Residents from the nearby Providencia ‘favela’ community swim and cool off in the polluted Guanabara Bay in the...

    6. October 1, 2015

      Rio Oil Trust: pensioned off

      Those with small children will know of the spilled milk phenomenon. It gets everywhere. Brazil has a similar problem...

    7. September 18, 2015

      Golf rejoins list of events for 2016 Rio Olympics

      In less than a year, the world’s leading players will tee off in the first Olympic golf tournament for more than a...

    8. September 18, 2015

      ‘Nemesis: One Man and the Battle for Rio’, by Misha Glenny

      One morning in November 2011, Rio de Janeiro awoke to a story that was bizarre even by the city’s dem­anding standards....

    9. FT Photo Diary

      August 4, 2015

      Redeeming above the clouds

      A general view of the Christ the Redeemer on Tuesday. Wednesday, marks one year to go from the start of the 2016...

    10. August 3, 2015

      French military testing centre probes mystery of flight MH370

      The mystery behind the Malaysia Airlines flight that disappeared without trace last year may at least be partially...

    11. July 19, 2015

      Women in Business — Virginia Pavin

      Virginia Pavin is an MBA student at Esade Business School and president of the Spanish school’s Women in Business Club....

    12. July 3, 2015

      ‘The House in Smyrna’, by Tatiana Salem Levy

      It could only happen in a novel. A young woman lies helpless on her bed in Rio de Janeiro, filled with self-loathing,...

    13. 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...

    14. FT Photo Diary

      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...

    15. FT Data

      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?...

    16. 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...

    17. 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...

    18. 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...

    19. 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...

    20. 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...

    21. 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...

    22. 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...

    23. 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....

    24. 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...

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      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...

    26. 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...

    27. 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...

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      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...

    29. 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...

    30. 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...

    31. 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...

    32. FT Photo Diary

      January 26, 2015

      Water girl

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

    33. 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. ...

    34. 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...

    35. 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...

    36. 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 ...

    37. 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...

    38. 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...

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