DW viewer and German teacher Raquel D'Avila shows us the port district and arguably the most famous beach in the world: Copacabana.
The small island of Paquetá is only one hour away from the centre of the Brazilian metropolis Rio de Janeiro. Without noise and hecticness day tourists will find here relaxation in nature and security from attacks.
Despite being in jail, former President Lula remains Brazil's most influential — and divisive — politician. DW's Rio columnist spoke to opponents and supporters and found a country split irreconcilably down the middle.
Tourism has a growing impact on the climate — particularly with regard to flights. Many aviation companies offer an option to offset carbon emissions. But where does that money go, and how effective is this contribution?
A Spanish tourist was shot and killed by military police in Rio de Janeiro after the car she was travelling in failed to stop at a police checkpoint. An investigation is being launched into the incident.
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