As Brazil gets ready to host the Olympics and World Cup, the country won't just be dealing with threats from civil unrest. There's also the threat of terrorism. The World's Jason Margolis has more on that angle from Rio de Janeiro.
In a little more than a year, Brazil will host the World Cup of Soccer. But while the Brazilian men's soccer players will continue to be celebrated, it has long been a different story for the other half of the population.
Sao Paulo is a tough place to get around. The city of 11 million, South America's largest, has notorious traffic. There is one quick way to navigate the streets of Sao Paulo though: Ride a bike. Problem is, you put your life at risk when you do.
Every now and then, we like to send our reporters to local record shops in different parts of the world to find out what's hot there. We sent The World's Jason Margolis to a shop in Sao Paulo, Brazil, and he sent us this report.
Being gay in Brazil has long been something of a paradox. Gay culture is openly celebrated at events like Rio’s Carnival. But being gay can bring taunting and ostracism. There’s one place though where it’s okay to be openly gay: the beach. Or, at least certain areas of the beach. Here’s an audio postcard about Rio’s so-called “tribes” from its famous Ipanema beach.