The first samba school in the world designed for people with disabilities helps them take part in Carnival.
Brazilian Ricardo Shimosakai is a tourist agent who specialises in finding holiday packages for people with mobility issues.
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
Almost 100 people have reportedly been killed since military police went on strike in Espirito Santo state, demanding higher salaries and more benefits.