Many Russians are watching their team's winning Olympic performances on Russia’s Match television channel — and they’re cheering on their athletes in Rio despite outstanding widespread doping allegations.
The government in Rio de Janeiro commissioned an official funk carioca song for the Olympics, because the style is so popular in the city. But funk musicians in Rio say city authorities have been cracking down on them for years, raiding their parties and destroying their equipment.
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.
Parents of children with microcephaly in Brazil are now finding each other via the social media platform WhatsApp. Brazilians doctors and scientists also credit the platform for helping them quickly understand the scope of the burgeoning epidemic of birth defects.
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.
The unprecedented water crisis in South America's largest city is leading citizens to change everything, from how they use water to how they engage with politics. But while the government is taking action, residents say it's not nearly enough.