February 14, 2014 / The Guardian
Lauren Wilks
The sanitization of Brazil's image before the 2014 World Cup could have serious implications for sex workers.
January 6, 2014 / The Washington Post
Juan Forero
Deep-sea discoveries a few years ago had investors and energy companies excited about Brazil's oil reserves, but “now it seems the love is gone.”
January 2, 2014 / The Washington Post
Juan Forero
Brazil’s once-thriving ethanol sector is struggling, buffeted by forces both man-made and natural, but some still see a long-term potential.
December 18, 2013 / Untold Stories
Lauren Wilks
A world away from the image of the “happy” prostitute learning English, Vila Mimosa shows the darker side of Rio’s sex industry.
December 16, 2013 / Untold Stories
Juan Forero
Brazil's great success story: its transformation from a huge oil importer to a world leader in ethanol.
December 14, 2013 / The Washington Post
Juan Forero
A state development bank kept Brazil's economy flush, but now debt and inflation are a threat.
December 12, 2013 / The Washington Post
Juan Forero
In northeastern Brazil, energy companies are erecting wind farms to capitalize on the constant winds that have challenged farming families for generations.
December 11, 2013 / Untold Stories
Lauren Wilks
Renato Cinco, sociologist, activist and member of the Brazil's Socialism and Freedom Party, has spent almost ten years denouncing what he calls the “war on the poor” in Rio de Janeiro.
December 4, 2013 / The Huffington Post
Lauren Wilks
Prostitution is not a crime in Brazil. Yet police raids, aimed at cleaning up Brazil's image, are endangering sex workers by forcing them into bars and onto the streets.
November 27, 2013 / Thomson Reuters Foundation
Lauren Wilks
Vila Mimosa, Rio’s largest prostitution zone, is a world away from the image of the “happy” prostitute learning English or the boutique “love motel” commonly associated with sex-for-sale in Brazil.
November 14, 2013 / Untold Stories
Jawad Wahabzada
Rio de Janeiro protesters, protesting Governor Sergio Cabral’s policies in the run-up to the 2014 World Cup, bring the demonstration to his home.
Sex Work and Sexual Exploitation in Brazil
November 14, 2013
Lauren Wilks
Prostitution is not illegal in Brazil. Yet a campaign to “clean-up” the country’s image ahead of the World Cup is rendering those working in Brazil’s sex industry increasingly vulnerable.
Powering Up Brazil
October 31, 2013
Juan Forero
How can you provide power for a country of 200 million people? This series examines Brazil's energy needs as one of the biggest economic players.

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