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  1. 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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    August 11, 2014

    Rio de Janeiro supermoon

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  3. August 3, 2014

    BTG Pactual’s chief eyes foreign prizes

    When André Esteves was first trying to enter the financial services industry, more than 20 years ago, his objective was...

  4. July 14, 2014

    World Cup finale kicks off Brazil’s election campaign

    When the referee blew the whistle that brought the World Cup final to a close in Rio de Janeiro on Sunday night, he was also...

  5. The World

    July 13, 2014

    Rousseff in spotlight post-World Cup

    By Joe Leahy in Rio de Janeiro For Brazil`s President Dilma Rousseff, the World Cup ended the same way as it began – with...

  6. July 13, 2014

    Götze wins World Cup for Germany in extra time

    RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) – Germany won the World Cup for the fourth time on Sunday when substitute Mario Götze volleyed in a...

  7. beyondbrics

    July 11, 2014

    Brazil's World Cup and leching foreigners

    After the excruciating manner with which the seleção, Brazil’s national team, was ejected from the World Cup this week, the...

  8. FT Photo Diary

    July 10, 2014

    Celebration and commiseration in Brazil

    Silvia Izquierdo/AP A Brazilian woman and an Argentinian man samba at Fifa Fan Fest 2014 on Copacabana beach in Rio de...

  9. The World

    July 4, 2014

    Rome and Berlin lock horns

    Today Germany and France will meet in their World Cup quarter final in Rio de Janeiro, the latest episode in one of Europe’s...

  10. July 2, 2014

    Before World Cup battle with Germany, France at peace with itself

    The word “Seville” is enough to trigger the traumatic memory in a French football fan. In the Spanish city in July 1982,...

  11. beyondbrics

    June 25, 2014

    "Gringos" in Brazil: World Cup comic relief

    In the months leading up to the World Cup, Brazilians became accustomed to muttering “imagina na Copa” or “imagine this...

  12. FT Photo Diary

    June 13, 2014

    Batman protests in Brazil

    Lucas Landau/Reuters An anti-government demonstrator dressed as Batman holds up a sign on the Lapa Arches during a protest...

  13. June 12, 2014

    Brazil win helps kick off World Cup celebrations

    Brazil shook off some of its dark mood on Thursday with a convincing win by the national team over Croatia in the opening...

  14. June 11, 2014

    Rousseff’s fate hangs on World Cup glory

    President Dilma Rousseff’s chances of re-election for a second term in October are hanging in the balance as Brazil prepares...

  15. beyondbrics

    June 11, 2014

    World Cup and Olympics: bad for Brazil

    Excitement may be building among football fans before Thursday’s first kick-off in the World Cup but most Brazilians, it...

  16. FT Photo Diary

    June 11, 2014

    Lighting up Christ the Redeemer

    Pilar Olivares/Reuters People look at the statue of Christ the Redeemer in the mist before it is lit up in the Argentinian...

  17. June 6, 2014

    Five homes perfect for World Cup football fans

    Penthouse, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, $5.2m Where In Ipanema, 13km from central Rio de Janeiro and 25km from Rio’s...

  18. June 6, 2014

    Making friends with Pelé

    In the 1960s, hardly any academics – and certainly not female American sociologists – took Brazilian soccer seriously. But I...

  19. beyondbrics

    June 5, 2014

    Brazil's World Cup: big money for some

    Brazilians’ love-hate affair over hosting the World Cup on home soil is becoming clearer as the event approaches. This week,...

  20. FT Photo Diary

    May 30, 2014

    Waiting for the World Cup

    Christophe Simon/AFP Policemen of the “Choque” special unit pose during the presentation of security forces for the upcoming...

  21. beyondbrics

    May 30, 2014

    World Cup: are Brazilians unexcited?

    When in 2007, Fifa president Sepp Blatter awarded Brazil the right to host the 2014 World Cup, Brazilians celebrated like...

  22. May 25, 2014

    Maersk rejects claims of bribery over Brazil shipping contracts

    The Denmark-based Maersk Group has rejected allegations that it bribed an official of Brazil’s state-owned Petrobras to...

  23. May 17, 2014

    Batista’s OSX presents restructuring plan

    Eike Batista’s bankrupt shipbuilder, OSX, has presented its long-awaited restructuring plan, seeking approval to pay back...

  24. May 16, 2014

    More World Cup protests sweep Brazil

    Protesters and striking workers are wreaking havoc across Brazil’s largest cities as disparate groups use the impending...

  25. FT Photo Diary

    May 15, 2014

    Playing alone in Tavares Bastos

    Leo Correa/AP A boy plays alone as he practices scoring in a small court in the Tavares Bastos shantytown in Rio de Janeiro,...

  26. FT Photo Diary

    May 13, 2014

    Rio bus strike

    Sergio Moraes/Reuters People walk on a pedestrian bridge over Brasil Avenue during 48-hours-long bus strike in Rio de...

  27. FT Photo Diary

    May 13, 2014

    In the glow of christ

    Felipe Dana/AP Christ the Redeemer statue is silhouetted against the glow of the moonset in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil ...

  28. April 29, 2014

    Brazil under fire for Olympics preparation

    Just as Brazil is feeling the pressure in its rush to get ready for this year’s World Cup, the country’s preparations for...

  29. FT Photo Diary

    April 23, 2014

    Brazil violence

    Mario Tama/Getty Police patrol after shootings in Pavao-Pavaozinho, near Copacabana, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Violent...

  30. April 20, 2014

    The beautiful game exposes Brazil’s ugly flaws

    The World Cup kicks off in less than two months when the hosts, Brazil, take on Croatia in São Paulo on June 12. That is...

  31. April 13, 2014

    Pressure mounts on Brazil’s Rousseff over Petrobras allegations

    Pressure is mounting on Brazil’s ruling coalition to answer corruption allegations against Petrobras, the country’s largest...

  32. March 28, 2014

    Dancing against prejudice

    All dance is about the body, how it looks, how it moves, how it connects with others on stage. But for Sonia Destri Lie,...

  33. March 28, 2014

    São Paulo’s Rio rivals

    Antonio Manuel has had plenty of reasons over the years to leave Brazil and return to his native Portugal. In the late 1960s...

  34. March 28, 2014

    Brazil’s book festival rewrites the rules

    I first heard of Paraty in the mid-1960s while I was living in São Paulo. People spoke of a mysterious, idyllic fishing...

  35. March 28, 2014

    Economic boom spurs Brazilians’ interest in high-end interiors

    Carioca craftsmanship In recent years Brazil has enjoyed something of a design boom thanks to increased economic prosperity...

  36. March 27, 2014

    Prosecutors fight to make Batista meet $1bn OGpar pledge

    Brazilian public prosecutors have requested the courts block the restructuring plan of Eike Batista’s oil group and force...

  37. March 27, 2014

    Brazil braced for World Cup amid rise in Rio violence

    Rusino cannot decide which is worse: living under the control of drug gangs or the police. “I was in bed with my wife one...

  38. March 26, 2014

    Northeast Brazil’s transport bottlenecks deter foreign visitors

    Praia da Pipa, in the state of Rio Grande do Norte, 80km south of state capital Natal, has everything a beach-loving tourist...

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