Rio de Janeiro

Shinzo Abe -- aka 'Super Mario' -- loses out on Olympics

Abe's humorous invitation to the next Olympics in Tokyo was a big hit among Brazilian fans, and to a worldwide television audience.

published on : 28th August 2020

Brazil's Federal Police searches Rio de Janeiro Governor Wilson Witzel's residence

Police did not say whether Witzel, a former federal judge, was personally targeted by any of the 12 search and seizure warrants in Rio and Sao Paulo states.

published on : 26th May 2020

Graft and white elephants: Rio's Olympic legacy

The Rio de Janeiro Olympics was a world class party, but a year later, there's no end in sight to the painful hangover.

published on : 12th September 2017