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  1. 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...

  2. 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,...

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  1. Brazil: Innovation, Research & Development

    Brazil has made great strides, and it is keen to make sure it does not fall behind in ...
  2. Brazil: Infrastructure 2013

    Plans to break logistical bottlenecks are under way before the country hosts big sport...
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  1. 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...

  2. 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...

  3. 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...

  4. 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...

  5. 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...

  6. 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...

  7. March 26, 2014

    Recife: Rebirth of the Brazilian Venice

    During much of the 1990s, information technology students in Brazil’s northeastern city of Recife were all given the same...

  8. March 21, 2014

    First Person: Monica

    Before I started playing football, I was spending a lot of time on the streets of San Salvador. Many children in my country...

  9. beyondbrics

    March 20, 2014

    São Paulo running out of water in run up to World Cup

    Back in January, at what I had hoped was the height of São Paulo’s unusually intense summer heatwave this year, I went out...

  10. March 20, 2014

    Brazil minister admits sport events shortcomings

    Brazil should have been better prepared for this year’s World Cup and has also been too slow in getting ready for the 2016...

  11. FT Photo Diary

    March 4, 2014

    Carnival in Rio de Janeiro

    Buda Mendes/Getty The Unidos da Tijuca Samba School carnival parade, at Sapucai Sambadrome in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil late on...

  12. FT Photo Diary

    March 3, 2014

    Carnival celebrations in Rio de Janeiro

    Felipe Dana/AP Performers from the Sao Clemente samba school parade during carnival celebrations at the Sambadrome in Rio de...

  13. FT Photo Diary

    February 25, 2014

    Rio de Janeiro gears up for carnival

    Mario Tama/Getty Images Workers construct a Carnival float in the Grande Rio Samba School warehouse in Rio de Janeiro,...

  14. beyondbrics

    February 17, 2014

    Brazil's new breed of vigilantes: more harm than good?

    In recent weeks, social media in Brazil has been abuzz with talk of the rise of a new breed of vigilantes or justiceiros in...

  15. February 16, 2014

    Anger at Batista plan that leaves OGX investors with big loss

    By Samantha Pearson in São Paulo Minority shareholders of Eike Batista’s bankrupt oil company have reacted with anger after...

  16. FT Photo Diary

    February 14, 2014

    Towering over Rio

    Mario Tama/Getty Images A worker hauls in a rope while perched on the shoulder of the Christ the Redeemer statue during a...

  17. February 14, 2014

    Brazil housing bubble fears as economy teeters

    do not overwrite slideshow Thalita de Jesus Moreira had just given birth to her fifth child when she moved to New Palestine,...

  18. February 14, 2014

    Lunch with the FT: Glenn Greenwald

    It is after 3pm on a Friday when I walk into Bar do Beto, an old-fashioned Ipanema restaurant, but the place is full of...

  19. February 5, 2014

    Brazil metro chaos renews World Cup fears

    A shutdown of a São Paulo metro line that caused chaos in South America’s largest city on Tuesday evening has been blamed on...

  20. January 17, 2014

    Flashmob protests sweep across Brazil

    Daltson Takeuti is not how you would picture one of the leaders of Brazil’s flashmob movement that is sweeping across...

  21. FT Photo Diary

    January 14, 2014

    Lightening flashes over Christ the Redeemer

    Yasuyoshi Chibaya/AFP Lightning flashes over the Christ the Redeemer statue atop Corcovado Hill in Rio de Janeiro. ...

  22. FT Photo Diary

    January 9, 2014

    Dark knight in Rio

    Yasuyoshi Chiba/AFP Children play around a man dressed as Batman in the Favela do Metro shantytown, near the Maracanã...

  23. FT Photo Diary

    December 11, 2013


    Mario Tama/Getty Images Drug users gather beneath an overpass in an area known as “Cracolandia”, or Crackland, in the...

  24. December 11, 2013

    Data analysis holds the answer for cities’ efficiency

    Big cities could cut their operating costs by up to 50 per cent if they were able to provide the agencies and companies that...

  25. December 6, 2013

    Brazil property: Armação dos Búzios, Bardot’s beach hideaway

    Búzios may have a reputation as the St Tropez of Brazil but for Brazilians it is as much a family-friendly destination as it...

  26. MBA blog

    December 5, 2013

    Reflections from Brazil

    I’m just back from a trip to Brazil with 15 of my IMD MBA classmates and I wanted to paint my own picture of this...

  27. beyondbrics

    November 22, 2013

    Brazil infrastructure still hot property among investors

    The Brazilian economy may be slowing but that isn’t deterring foreign investors from piling in. The voracious appetite to...

  28. FT Photo Diary

    November 20, 2013

    Brazilian boats sit ashore

    Felipe Dana/AP Small boats sit on the shore of Guanabara Bay in the suburb of São Gonçalo, across the bay from Rio de...

  29. beyondbrics

    November 13, 2013

    Brazilians: shopping until they drop

    There are only so many televisions, washing machines and new cars Brazilians can buy. After propelling Brazil’s economy for...

  30. FT Photo Diary

    November 1, 2013

    Brazil Batman protest

    Mario Tama/Getty A protester is dressed as Batman while standing at the Lapa arches in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil late on...

  31. October 31, 2013

    Eike Batista to sit on both sides of debt talks

    Creditors of Brazilian businessman Eike Batista’s failed oil enterprise OGX will have an unlikely competitor for any...

  32. October 30, 2013

    UK court declines request for more details on Miranda detention

    Further UK government documents that detail how the authorities made the decision to detain David Miranda, a Brazilian...

  33. beyondbrics

    October 30, 2013

    OGX files for bankruptcy - now what? [updated]

    By Samantha Pearson and Pan Kwan Yuk It’s the end of an era for Brazil’s Eike Batista – the end of charming investors with...

  34. beyondbrics

    October 29, 2013

    Musical chairs as OGX faces bankruptcy

    In the world’s list of exciting jobs, you would think one company would hardly qualify – OGX, the flagship oil company of...

  35. October 22, 2013

    Immunology: Vaccine producers flourish in field dominated by multinationals

    Life-saving injections were once such an alien concept in Brazil that a campaign against smallpox in Rio de Janeiro in 1904...

  36. FT Photo Diary

    October 21, 2013

    Brazil’s oilfield sale of the century

    Mario Tama/Getty Images A boy walks past military police standing guard outside the seafront Windsor Barra hotel before the...

  37. October 15, 2013

    Batista group in $1bn port deal to avert collapse

    Eike Batista has struck a near-$1bn deal to stave off the collapse of his business empire, ceding control of his prized iron...

  38. FT Photo Diary

    October 15, 2013

    Brazil heads towards 90 per cent urbanisation

    Mario Tama / Getty Images The Alemao shanty town in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, is viewed from the Teleferico gondola line....

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