Rio de Janeiro
The response to a politician's murder may be a turning point in finding a way out of Rio's crisis.
Rio's slums have returned to neglect, but there is still an opportunity for revival.
As authorities focus on thwarting Zika, few resources remain for tackling Rio’s high rates of tuberculosis.
Inside the city's favelas during an Olympic year - and a recession.

Buses in Rio de Janeiro returned to normal operations today after a strike immobilized the city for two days.

A meeting looking to address global problems is nothing new to Rio, or anywhere else for that matter. But what’s fresh about CGI’s forum is what it’s willing to ask about Latin America’s most pressing challenges—is there an opportunity for the impact economy to solve them?

The Rio de Janeiro state government announced on Tuesday night that it would cancel this year’s Soccerex Global Convention, the premier business event for the international soccer community, citing a financial dispute over the use of public funds. But Soccerex CEO Duncan Revie rebuffed the government’s claim, saying instead that “ongoing civil unrest” in Rio is to blame for the convention’s cancellation.

Pope Francis—the first Latin American to head the Catholic Church—arrived in Brazil on Monday to celebrate World Youth Day, a week-long international gathering of young Catholics initiated by Pope John Paul II in 1985.

On Tuesday, the Unidos de Vila Isabel school took top honors at carnival with the theme “You semba there[…] I sambo here. The free song of Angola.”


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