Marco Werman tells us how two Brazilians view New York City through their music. There's Luiz Bonfá offering his view in a song from 1959 and now, in 2012, we have Mauricio Pessoa with his new album Habitat.
Brazil's economy is emerging rapidly, which means signs of increasing wealth are everywhere, even in slums. But these are one-offs. For the country to truly thrive, its officials have decided, it needs better access to higher education. And that's become one of its biggest priorities.
Brazil's President Dilma Rousseff has postponed a state visit to the US next month because of allegations leaked by former intelligence contractor Edward Snowden. Brazilians are angry that the US has been intercepting their emails and phone calls.
Brazilian supermodel Fernanda Lima has received a torrent of online abuse from Iranian soccer fans, following her appearance at last week's World Cup draw. Lima's dress was too revealing for Iranian TV, which interrupted the live program every time the cameras focused on the model — which was often.