Brazil's tanking economy means this year's carnival in Rio will probably be a little less extravagant than usual.
More than a week after murdered councilwoman Marielle Franco was laid to rest in Rio de Janeiro, the dust is far from settling. Brazil has been confronted with its inequalities, Donna Bowater and Priscilla Moraes report.
Marielle Franco, a rising star of Brazilian politics, has been murdered in what appeared to be a political assassination. Franco had accused Rio's police of killing innocent people in their battle with drug gangs.
The brutal murder of Marielle Franco has triggered protests nationwide and calls for justice. The tragic event has highlighted Brazil's crime problem and the vicious cycle of violence that exists in the favelas.
Flowing 6,992 kilometers through South America's rainforest, the "jungle highway" is a transport route for everything. DW's Lukas Stege chronicles his journey on the Earth's longest river.
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