Walking around Rio's Vila Mimosa you are confronted with a never-ending parade of vermin, bums, drugs, thongs, bugs, breasts, dogs, women, men and babies running around in diapers.
With the planet's gaze having moved on from the Olympics, Rio's neighborhood rap circles remain a vital venue for protesting police violence.
"Levels of sewage that have been released into the environment in Rio is so high that the likelihood of infection is imminent."
Once through the freezer door, though, it becomes clear that the experience is much less about the bar and all about the ice.
Being one of the most powerful drug lords in the country is "a much tougher job than people imagine," according to Misha Glenny's new book.
The story of how the state's self-defeating prison policies helped to create the mega-gangs of modern Brazil.
Shane Smith travels to Kabul to follow the trail of American money disappearing into the Afghan reconstruction, and Ben Anderson heads to Rio de Janeiro, where Brazil has taken extreme measures to clean up the city.
Photos of Brazilians looking sad in the rain after their World Cup ended in humiliation.
An alleged off-duty cop fired a gun at a World Cup protest in Rio.
But you'll still find its adverts placed next to rent boys in Rio's biggest gay magazine.
We snuck into his video shoot for new tune, “Rio.” You can watch it here, plus find out what’s going on under Theophilus’ hat.
Mega-sporting events go hand in hand with police clampdowns.