Zika is a window into a much bigger story in Brazil

It's a story about mosquitoes, public health, water and women, which is why The World has sent its Across Womens' Lives team to Brazil. They’re there to report on how Zika fits into the story of Brazilian women’s struggles to improve their lives in a time of rapid and often disturbing environmental change.


Racism Greets Imported Cuban Doctors in Brazil

To strengthen its lagging public health care system, Brazil has brought in hundreds of Cuban doctors to provide much-needed care throughout the country. Some of Brazil's doctors are not happy.

Afropop Premiere: Orquestra Imperial: “Cair Na Folia”

Mais Um Discos has become one of the world&#8217;s most consistent sources for music from the Brazilian underground scene, bringing us everything from the mind-expanding &#8220;Oi! A Nova Musica Brasileira!&#8221; to the diverse and daring Daora Underground compilation and the sample-delic MPB of Lucas Santtana. ...<a class="meta-nav" href=""> Read more &#187;</a>

Brazil Carnival 2014: Sambas De Enredo

It&#8217;s that time again, when the inhabitants of Brazil (and many foreign guests) collectively lose their inhibitions and devote several days to dancing, playing music, drinking and wearing as little clothing and as many feathers as possible. That&#8217;s right, we&#8217;re ...<a class="meta-nav" href=""> Read more &#187;</a>

Caetano Veloso – Abraçaço

It is always refreshing to witness a well-respected artist of an older generation maintain  relevancy. Too often, we are presented with a barrage of reissues and throwbacks to former glory, the audience forced to rely on the memory of greatness, ... Read more &#187;

The 2014 Afropop (Un)official World Cup Album

If sports are a metaphor for life, then the 2014 World Cup, held this summer in Brazil, is probably an extremely obvious metaphor for the socio-economic divides of contemporary Brazil. Preparation for the games has come at a high price ...<a class="meta-nav" href=""> Read more &#187;</a>

Afropop Worldwide Exclusive Mix: Teleseen “Tropical Half-Truths”

As part of our ongoing Afropop Worldwide Exclusive Mix series, we asked DJ, producer, engineer and multi-instrumentalist Gabriel Cyr, AKA Teleseen, to make a mix of whatever he was currently excited about, which is mostly Brazilian electronic music, and the music it informs. ...<a class="meta-nav" href=""> Read more &#187;</a>