Journalist Alex Bellos travelled to five key areas for the TV series Brazil Inside Out.
Find out about the places he went to and some of the extraordinary people he met.
Read the interviews in English or Portuguese and listen to some amazing live performances.
City of Men From the team behind the Oscar-nominated film 'City of God', the stories of two 13-year-olds who live in a notorious Rio slum, in a community of drug-dealers, hustlers and teenagers.
Download mesmerising pictures from some of Brazil's most famous photographers as wallpaper for your computer desktop.