The BBC 's Paulo Cabral is in the Brazilian city known for nightmarish traffic jams on the roads and in the sky. Traffic gridlock is getting worse as more and more Brazilians drive. One option available to some commuters: take a helicopter to work.
A gang of fair-haired women are believed to be have been kidnapping female shoppers and maxing out their credit cards. The police say the gang is responsible for at least 50 kidnappings in Sao Paulo and in Rio de Janeiro since their spree began in 2008.
Just a few years back, Miami was a city of empty condominium skyscrapers, after the housing market collapsed. But now those condos are starting to fill up, as Brazilian home buyers come in and pay with cash.