Brazil’s lauded pacification effort is crumbling. The drug gangs are gaining back ground and crime is rising across Rio de Janeiro. Some are wondering if the gangs and police will strike a truce in time for the Olympics.
It's usually quite a celebratory moment when the torch arrives, and of course it is in Brazil, too. But the country also has plenty of other big concerns, like serious government, economic and health crises keeping Brazilians occupied.
Brazil is among the latest countries in Latin America to create a truth commission to investigate abuses during the country's military dictatorship. But as John Otis reports, there's little confidence in Brazil that the truth commission will do much good.
One of the hits of Rio de Janeiro's carnaval this year was Bloco do Sargento Pimenta, a samba tribute band dedicated to the music of The Beatles. Anchor Marco Werman speaks with one of the band's singers, Leandro Donne.
The sports stadium in Rio de Janeiro that is to host track and field events at the 2016 Olympic Games was abruptly closed down Thursday due to potentially dangerous structural design flaws in its roof.
When the US economy took a nosedive five years ago, Brazil's economy hardly skipped a beat. With the economic shift in fortunes, migration patterns between the countries have shifted as well. But as The World's Jason Margolis found out, not very cleanly.
SÃ£o Paulo-based rapper Kleber Gomes is known throughout Brazil simply as Criolo. He started from humble beginnings, but these days he's making hip-hop that's reaching a whole generation of young Brazilians.
Things got ugly in SÃ£o Paolo Thursday night when 5,000 demonstrators blocked traffic and vandalized buildings in the city. So what's all this commotion about? A simple urban concern: a hike in bus fare, the equivalent of just 10 US cents.