Are favela tours ethical?

'Slum tours' in South America are increasingly popular, but do they benefit local people or is favela tourism just exploitative?

Grief and Anger Mingle After Devastating Brazil Museum Fire

“The importance of the collections that were lost couldn't be overstated.”

The hippest 'hood in Rio de Janeiro

It may not have the glitz and glamour of Copacabana or Ipanema, but Botafogo is Rio's hippest 'hood, with an alternative scene that has as much social substance as left-field style

Rio de Janeiro: Return of the rainforest

Just 10 minutes from Rio city centre is Tijuca National Park, the world's largest urban forest

City life: Rio de Janeiro

Flamboyant and fearless, Rio is the life and soul of the party — and on the cusp of the 2016 Olympics, there's never been a better time to embrace the energy of the hedonistic host city

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