Brazil

Reuters

A 2016 Olympic Aquatic Event Site Has 195 Times the Safe Amount of Sewage in the Water

Athletes and civilians alike are worried about contracting diseases in Brazil's feces-laden bay.

Reuters

Rio's Relentless Beach Pollution

Nearly 70 percent of the city's sewage spills, untreated, into the Atlantic Ocean and Guanabara Bay.

Reuters

Rio's Smelly Carnival

Sanitation workers went on strike during the big event, leaving the streets covered in trash.

Reuters

Amid Brazil's Stadium Boom, a Massive Water Infrastructure Project Drags On

The diversion plan has doubled in cost and remains years away from completion.

Reuters

Brazilians Are Already Fighting Back Against World Cup Price Gouging

A wave of websites catalog the stores and restaurants where prices are skyrocketing.

Reuters

Brazil Faces Another Round of Anti-World Cup Demonstrations

Over 2,000 people marched through the streets of São Paulo this weekend.

InfoNEWS

Rolezinhos: The Flash Mobs Currently Freaking Out Brazilian Authorities

Low-income youth have been gathering in São Paulo shopping malls to chant lyrics from a music genre called funk da ostentaçã o.

Germany Is Building Its Own Resort for the World Cup

Favorites to win in Brazil this June, the team will reside in a new, remote beach hotel for the tournament.

Associated Press

Brazil Restarts Construction on Stadium Where 2 People Died Last Week

Officials say it's safe for workers to return to Sao Paulo's Itaqueraro, which will host the World Cup.

Associated Press

Construction Collapse at Brazil World Cup Stadium Kills Three

The timing is pretty awful for Brazil's turn at hosting the 2014 World Cup games this summer.

Reuters

A Refreshing Antidote to Brazil's Olympic Spending Spree

The Games of the Indigenous People have all of the athletic spirit of an international sporting event, but none of the red tape or out-of-control spending.

Coming Soon to a Favela Near You: A Machine That Turns Old Soda Cans Into Furniture

The Rube Goldbergian "mobile foundry" smelts aluminum cans into helpful objects for your butt.

Favela Painting

Just How Much Neighborhood Transformation Can You Get From an Art Project?

Haas and Hahn's next large-scale painting project will tackle the entire Rio de Janeiro favela of Vila Cruzeiro.

South America Might Soon Be Covered in Dust From the Sahara

Wind is lifting thousands of tons of desert sand into the air and blowing it over the Atlantic Ocean; this intriguing animation shows where it's headed.

Martin Adolfsson

Sneaking Inside the World's Multiplying McMansions

Martin Adolfsson photographs upper-class subdivisions around the world without permission.

Devin Stewart

Globalization Is The Unsung Champion of the Protests Around The World

The growing global middle class wants good schools and good governments, and they're letting their leaders know.

Reuters

Brazilian Protesters Say Their Mass Transit Systems Are a Mess. Here's What That Looks Like

A day in the life of Brazil's subway and bus commuters.

Reuters

As Protests Continue in Brazil, Hard Lessons for an Urbanizing World

This widespread movement has clear echoes in developing megacities everywhere.

Reuters

Brazilians Spend as Much as 26 Percent of Their Income to Ride the Bus

In the county's lopsided economy, public funds are propping up a public transportation system that the public can’t afford.