Flora Charner


Brazil's favela fairy tale

Debutante ball hosted by Rio de Janeiro's Police Pacification Unit turns girls into princesses for a day.


Back to the polls for Brazil's president

Sunday's vote is expected to be one of the most hotly contested presidential elections in the country's history.


Tight race for Brazil's next president

Incumbent Dilma Rousseff leading with a narrow 39 percent, just ahead of the Socialist Party, latest poll shows.

Latin America

Community media makes waves in Brazil favelas

Independent outlets in poor Rio de Janeiro neighbourhoods are bringing news to the world.