Donna Bowater


Rio 2016: Usain Bolt, from strong child to track king

Bolt's parents share childhood memories, including how he was pushing at three weeks old and outpacing them at 10.

Rio 2016

Rio 2016: Divided Brazil welcomes the Olympic Games

Protests mar run-up to the opening ceremony but well-wishers at a Rio favela hope for a spectacular show.


Rio 2016: Police crackdown raises rights concerns

Brazilian police accused of applying a heavy hand in targeting security threats one month before the Olympic Games.


Haitian quake survivors welcomed in Brazil's Amazon

Despite negative media portrayals, tens of thousands of Haitians and other refugees have been received with open arms.


Precious gemstone theft targeted in Brazil

Illegal miners accused of making millions of dollars from Paraiba tourmaline gem in impoverished rural areas in Brazil.


Brazil's 'broken' healthcare system

The public health system run by Rio's government reached breaking point after authorities admitted to a budget shortfall

Latin America

Is a women's spring blossoming in Brazil?

Brazilian women say they are uniting against policies and attitudes they fear could set women's rights back.

Human Rights

Brazil: Targeting trans people with impunity

Life expectancy is estimated at age 30 - with the highest rate of violence against the trans community in the world.