Day one of Matthew Niederhauser's photo diary from the World Cup in Brazil.
The sanitization of Brazil's image before the 2014 World Cup could have serious implications for sex workers.
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.”
Brazil’s once-thriving ethanol sector is struggling, buffeted by forces both man-made and natural, but some still see a long-term potential.
A world away from the image of the “happy” prostitute learning English, Vila Mimosa shows the darker side of Rio’s sex industry.
Brazil's great success story: its transformation from a huge oil importer to a world leader in ethanol.
A state development bank kept Brazil's economy flush, but now debt and inflation are a threat.
In northeastern Brazil, energy companies are erecting wind farms to capitalize on the constant winds that have challenged farming families for generations.
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.
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.
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.
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.