Athletes and civilians alike are worried about contracting diseases in Brazil's feces-laden bay.
Nearly 70 percent of the city's sewage spills, untreated, into the Atlantic Ocean and Guanabara Bay.
Sanitation workers went on strike during the big event, leaving the streets covered in trash.
The diversion plan has doubled in cost and remains years away from completion.
A wave of websites catalog the stores and restaurants where prices are skyrocketing.
Over 2,000 people marched through the streets of São Paulo this weekend.
Low-income youth have been gathering in São Paulo shopping malls to chant lyrics from a music genre called funk da ostentaçã o.
Favorites to win in Brazil this June, the team will reside in a new, remote beach hotel for the tournament.
Officials say it's safe for workers to return to Sao Paulo's Itaqueraro, which will host the World Cup.
The timing is pretty awful for Brazil's turn at hosting the 2014 World Cup games this summer.
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.
The Rube Goldbergian "mobile foundry" smelts aluminum cans into helpful objects for your butt.
Haas and Hahn's next large-scale painting project will tackle the entire Rio de Janeiro favela of Vila Cruzeiro.
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 photographs upper-class subdivisions around the world without permission.
The growing global middle class wants good schools and good governments, and they're letting their leaders know.
A day in the life of Brazil's subway and bus commuters.
This widespread movement has clear echoes in developing megacities everywhere.