With some planning and good weather, it is possible to hit the highlights in ten days and still not have to rush too much.
Mama Shelter, a budget boutique hotel brand set up by the co-founder of Club Med, has plumped the cushions at a new design-focused property in Rio de Janeiro
On one side of the wall are the bright, new, welcoming Olympic façades for Rio 2016. On the other, a drug den guarded by armed traffickers.
The federal government in Brazil says it is releasing additional funding to beef up security ahead of next month's Olympics in Rio de Janeiro.
Claro, Net and Embratel join forces to ensure Rio is ready for internet demands expected to be four times greater than London Olympics.
As the countdown to Rio2106 continues, May concludes both the end of the Olympic and Paralympic test events and the inauguration of the new terminal in Rio's international airport.
British journalists, Doug Gray and Luke Norman, created Rio Companion app, a travel guide that curates the best of the city.
The military police in Rio de Janeiro embrace Facebook, WhatsApp and Twitter.
Joatinga is close enough to get to on a day trip in Rio, and offers a pristine oasis with striking scenery.
Supported by RioSolidario and the Department of Culture, Social Action for Music of Brazil currently serves approximately a thousand students for free in communities with Pacifying Police Units (UPPs).
The remaining seven Série A samba schools will parade in Rio de Janeiro's Sambódromo on February 6th as part of the 2016 Carnival competition
Drones equipped with cameras will scan waters and aid rescuers in locating the exact position of possible drowning victims at Rio's beaches.
Bloco da Preta hold their first performance of the year during the Festa do Bem-Vindo 2016 (Welcome 2016 Party) on Saturday, January 2nd.
The Rio de Janeiro Petrochemical Complex (COMPERJ) would have driven the industrialization of this Brazilian city near Rio de Janeiro but that project have gone up in smoke
With one year to go, Rio hopes for lasting change. For most foreign visitors to Rio de Janeiro, the thought of spending the night in one of the city's favelas or shanty towns is a scary proposition.
Cleaning up the polluted Guanabara Bay where sailing and windsurfing competitions will be held at Rio 2016 remains a serious challenge, the International Olympic Committee president has said.
Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff unveils the torch to be used at the 2016 Olympics and says the Rio Games will bring "honour and pride".
More than 300 families living in precarious conditions agreed to move to Parque Carioca, a housing project that is part of the government’s Minha Casa Minha Vida initiative. Others were paid to leave.
Brazilian workers remove more than 33 tonnes of dead fish from a lagoon in Rio where Olympic rowing and canoeing events are due to take place in 2016.
There is startling scientific evidence which suggests a requirement to clean the city's polluted waterways in time for the Games will not be fulfilled.
Brazilians shrug off bad news as carnival parties begin, five days of dancing, drinking and spectacular costumes have begun in Brazil