In a city that embraces everyone and every cause, tolerance is so encouraged that authorities have hired drag queens to dance in the streets.
African culture brought over during the slave trade still influences modern Salvador in myriad ways, from unique art forms to ongoing social struggles.
Comprising 13 countries and dozens of indigenous cultures, this continent has dramatic landscapes, archaeological treasures and a dizzying variety of wildlife.
Brimming with colour and creativity, Recife has launched some of Brazil's most influential artists, writers and musicians.
Nestled in the heat and heart of the Amazon, Manaus promises one of football's most diverse and exotic World Cup venues.
In Valparaiso – a town already known for its brash take on partisan expression – Aric S Queen hunts for vestiges of Communist propaganda.