A drastic rationing regime that would provide two days of water followed by four to five days without could be just around the corner for millions of residents.
In a city desperately short of greenery, the beauty of Parque Augusta’s small forest has inspired a campaign calling for it to be a public park rather than the site of massive apartment towers.
A year and a half after a fare hike in São Paulo incited a million Brazilians to protest, the city has delivered an increase of roughly 17 percent that mainly burdens poor commuters.
As Brazil’s National Truth Commission wraps up its work and disbands, calls are growing for the punishment of perpetrators of torture, murder, and forced disappearances.
Recent marches in São Paulo and elsewhere indicate difficult times ahead for Rousseff, who lacks support in the National Congress and has only limited backing from the left.
Brazilian police officers have killed more civilians than their American counterparts in the last 30 years, despite the United States having roughly 115 million more people.