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.
Russian athletes cannot compete in track and field events in Rio this summer. But when you look closely at the ban, it really shows the agency tasked with keeping the Olympics clean isn't doing its job.
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.
The Brazilian city of Fortaleza is building the largest aquarium in South America, and much of the funding is coming from the US. It's all designed to boost the city's tourism economy, but can a massive new aquarium deliver benefits to Fortalezans?
What's it like to jump off a 104-story building? Let us show you. Plus would you get a haircut like your national leader? What if you had no choice? That may just be the case in North Korea. Those stories and more in today's Global Scan.
The cases of Michael Brown and Eric Garner in the US have their own analogues in Brazil, where relations between black citizens and police are also tense. But one Brazilian activist hopes the news from the US could push Brazilians to talk more openly about racial issues.
Rio de Janeiro is a week away from its annual Carnival celebration and just months away from hosting the 2016 Summer Olympics. Now it finds itself battling the spread of a the Zika virus and calming the throngs who are expected to come to Rio.
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.
Brazil will host the World Cup this summer and, in 2016, the Olympics. And for Brazil's young adults, that makes this the perfect time to protest their country's lack of opportunities and crumbling infrastructure.