7 Apr 2022
At least 14 people have died in Rio de Janeiro state after heavy rainfall triggered mudslides this weekend. Brazil has lately been reeling from a pattern of destructive storms.
1 Aug 2021
Nina Gomes is no average environmentalist. With bright pink goggles and just 4 years old, she picks trash with her father from the water along the beaches of Rio de Janeiro. With Nina in tow, Gomes sets out on a paddleboard into the picturesque but polluted waters of Rio's Guanabara Bay, where she grabs plastic bottles and bags and puts them in a mesh net.
5 May 2021
Despite opposition, Rio has sold rights to its water and sewage treatment to companies Agea and Igua. The winning bidders have the goal of collecting and treating 90% of sewage by 2033.
30 Dec 2020
Rio de Janeiro residents react after several Brazilian media report that football star Neymar is organising a huge New Year's Eve party at his luxury beachside mansion near the city amid the coronavirus pandemic, a claim his lawyers have denied.
24 Jan 2020
In the Brazilian city of Rio, thousands of residents have been facing a drinking water crisis. Experts have recorded an abnormal amount of geosmin, a substance produced by micro algae that proliferate in water. Authorities and the company in charge of water distribution insist the substance isn't dangerous. But many residents are complaining of nausea and stomach aches. Our correspondents Fanny Lothaire, Pierre Le Duff and Laura Damase take us to the areas of Rio most affected and also to the source of the problem.
6 Sep 2017
Prosecutors accuse Nuzman of arranging bribes to bring the 2016 Olympic Games to Rio.
2 Sep 2016
Nigeria's reigning 100m champion, Seye Ogunlewe, shares his experience at the Rio 2016 Olympics Games and opens up on his background and what he aims to achieve in athletics in this chat with Guardian TV.