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    1. May 4, 2016

      Forget Miami: Latam tourists head to Iguazu Falls

      There is a silver lining to the heavy economic thunderclouds hanging over much of Latin America. Holidaymakers are...

    2. May 3, 2016

      Brazilian filmmakers move beyond the dark glamour of the favela

      “Your foot or your hand?” The bare-chested drug lord waves his gun at two young boys, one only a little older than a...

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    1. April 29, 2016

      Rio’s rallying cry

      Most years, Brazilian gallerist Juliana Cintra would have been eagerly promoting her artists and their work at the key...

    2. April 26, 2016

      BTG Pactual founder Esteves freed by Brazil’s Supreme Court

      Brazil’s star banker André Esteves, who was jailed in November over corruption allegations, has been freed by the...

    3. April 12, 2016

      Rio ‘practically ready’ for Olympics

      Leading visitors around one of the sites that in under four months’ time will host the 2016 Olympic Games, Rio de...

    4. April 8, 2016

      eGames heads to Rio to boost profile at Olympics

      When Team GB’s athletes head to Brazil this summer to compete in the Olympics they will be joined by an unlikely kind...

    5. March 18, 2016

      After Lula-era excess, the Car Wash generation upends Brazilian politics

      Brazil appeared to descend into farce this week with President Dilma Rousseff’s thwarted attempt to appoint her...

    6. Fast FT

      March 16, 2016

      Lula to be Dilma's chief of staff - PT leader

      President Dilma Rousseff has appointed Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva to her cabinet, according to a top party leader. The...

    7. FT Photo Diary

      March 1, 2016

      Why does it always rain on me?

      A woman shelters under an umbrella under heavy rain and strong wind in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil ...

    8. February 15, 2016

      Royal Dutch Shell chief executive says Brazil oil will break even

      Ben van Beurden, chief executive of Royal Dutch Shell, predicted on Monday that oil prices would rebound this year to...

    9. February 10, 2016

      Four UK cases of Zika reported this year

      At least four cases of Zika have been reported in the UK since January and the number is likely to rise as travellers...

    10. FT Photo Diary

      February 8, 2016

      Carnival queen

      Estacio de Sa samba school’s Drum Queen Luana Bandeira performs during the carnival parade at the Sambadrome in Rio de...

    11. February 5, 2016

      Five properties for sale near the world’s best carnivals

      Sitges, Barcelona, Spain, €5.4m Where Just off the beach in Sitges, a resort south-west of Barcelona known for its...

    12. February 1, 2016

      Zika virus shows that fear is more contagious than any infection

      The rapid spread of the Zika virus powerfully demonstrates the threat posed by infectious disease crises. The Ebola...

    13. January 31, 2016

      WHO is right to move swiftly to tackle Zika

      As the Ebola epidemic fizzles out in west Africa, after killing more than 11,000 people, international alarms are...

    14. FT Photo Diary

      January 7, 2016

      Autodromo favela

      Longtime resident Sandra Maria de Sousa poses near her home in front of anti-demolition grafitti in the mostly...

    15. FT Photo Diary

      January 4, 2016

      Christ the Redeemer

      Fog hovers beneath Christ the Redeemer statue with the Cantagalo ‘favela’ in the foreground on Monday in Rio de...

    16. December 30, 2015

      Scandal-hit Petrobras faces new challenge

      At a Christmas breakfast with journalists, Aldemir Bendine, the chief executive of Petrobras, said Brazil’s...

    17. Fast FT

      December 18, 2015

      Aggreko withdraws from Rio Olympics bid process

      Aggreko, the UK company that provided temporary power for the London 2012 Olympics, has withdrawn from a bidding...

    18. December 10, 2015

      Sports Direct profits rise 25% amid CEO probe

      Profits at Mike Ashley’s Sports Direct rose by a quarter in the last six months, despite last year’s figures being...

    19. November 30, 2015

      BTG Pactual shares fall after CEO resigns amid corruption inquiry

      BTG Pactual shares plunged Monday after its chief executive and controlling shareholder André Esteves resigned amid a...

    20. November 27, 2015

      BTG Pactual stops making new loans to conserve liquidity

      BTG Pactual, the investment bank headed by Brazilian billionaire André Esteves, has stopped making new loans and is...

    21. November 27, 2015

      Brazil’s Petrobras probe widens after arrest of billionaire banker

      Authorities in Brazil opened a new frontier in the investigation into a vast bribes-for-contracts scheme at Petrobras...

    22. November 26, 2015

      Petrobras scandal: Brazil billionaire arrest widens probe

      In his last interview before his arrest on Wednesday morning, Brazilian billionaire banker André Esteves gave no hint...

    23. November 11, 2015

      Vladimir Putin seeks to head off Russian ban for doping scandal

      Vladimir Putin called on Russia’s sports bodies to co-operate with western investigators, sounding a conciliatory note...

    24. 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...

    25. beyondbrics

      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...

    26. The Exchange

      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...

    27. beyondbrics

      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...

    28. 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...

    29. 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...

    30. 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...

    31. 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....

    32. 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...

    33. 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...

    34. 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....

    35. 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,...

    36. 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...

    37. 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...

    38. 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?...

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