Next week the FIFA World Cup tournament starts in Brazil and many Brazilians don't seem to be very happy about the world biggest football carnival coming to town.
An American private company accused of committing human rights violations in Iraq is helping Brazil with its security for the World Cup.
Why the much-praised UPP programme seems to be stumbling amid signs of a new spiral of violence.
Mike Gatehouse -
Panic and despair in Favela do Metrô-Mangueira, next to the World Cup final stadium, as authorities order demolition of 12 homes.
Why middle class militancy in developing countries is only just beginning -- thoughts from a Nigerian commentator very relevant to Brazil, Mexico, Chile and other Latin American countries.