With local judo champ Rafaela Silva winning Brazil its first gold medal of Summer Games, the Cidade de Deus community is showing the world it's about way more than just the crime and poverty depicted in a famous — and violent — 2002 movie.
Brazilians love their feijoada, but if you're not a big pork eater it can be a pretty gnarly mix, with anything from pigs' faces to feet and even tails. Here's a way to taste the classic stew while visiting Rio, meat not included.
Brazilian police carried out “Operation Hashtag” in states across the country, arresting 10 people suspected of being radicalized online and plotting to buy assault rifles to carry out terror attacks at the Olympics. The arrests came as terror-related web “chatter” in Brazil is on the rise.
Twenty years ago the first U.N. Earth Summit convened in Rio, Brazil to tackle the biggest environmental challenges of the day. Now world leaders met in Rio again, with many global challenges today more extreme.
Long distance runner Mo Farah won the gold for Britain in the 5,000 and 10,000 meter races. But he's not British-born. Farah is from Somalia, and his family lives in, well that's the question for you ... Where?
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.