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Brazil's samba for the disabled

The first samba school in the world designed for people with disabilities helps them take part in Carnival.

Ricardo Shimosakai outside the Louvre in Paris

Daniel Gallas

South America Business Correspondent

Brazilian Ricardo Shimosakai is a tourist agent who specialises in finding holiday packages for people with mobility issues.

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The man championing wheelchair tourism in Brazil

Brazilian Ricardo Shimosakai is a tourist agent who specialises in finding holiday packages for people with mobility issues.

soldiers in front of a fire

Lola Mosanya

Newsbeat reporter

As Espirito Santo tries to get back to "regular life" after a police strike, a local resident talks about "crazy violence" during the protest.

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The building firm that can destroy presidents

South American leaders are in trouble for associating with Odebrecht.

Several South American leaders and plenty of other officials are in big trouble because they've been accused of taking bribes from the Brazilian firm Odebrecht. How did it get so big .. and so troubled? Wyre Davies explains. Photo: an Odebrecht sign outside the Olympic and Paralympic village in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil Credit: AFP/Getty Images

Brazil sends troops to Espirito Santo as police strike continues

Almost 100 people have reportedly been killed since military police went on strike in Espirito Santo state, demanding higher salaries and more benefits.