The Portal del Morumbi camp, in one of the richest areas in Sao Paulo, which is occupied by 4,000 homeless families, supported by the Homeless Workers Movement. The MTST has intensified its protests in Sao Paulo in the last week, having compromised with the Brazilian government for a truce during the World Cup. Photograph: EPA/Sebastião Moreira

For several years during the build-up to the World Cup, Brazilians exasperated at the regular inconveniences suffered in the course of daily life here(...)

Brazil’s president Dilma Rousseff hosts leaders from the BRICS countries and the Union of South American Nations. photograph: ueslei marcelino/reuters

It wasn’t just the World Cup taking place in Brazil this month. Also gathered in Brazil were senior representative of the BRICS countries, Brazil, Rus(...)

A ‘Scotsie 100’ index would have underperformed the FTSE 100 over the last 59 years, a new London Business School report shows, with investors making (...)

Brazil’s president Dilma Rousseff  with China’s president Xi Jinping at the sixth Brics summit in Fortaleza. Photograph: Nacho Doce/Reuters

Brazil’s President Dilma Rousseff had some reason to be pleased with herself this week.Not only did she host on Monday a successful meeting of the lea(...)

Russia’s President Vladimir Putin and FIFA President Sepp Blatter take part in the official hand over ceremony for the 2018 World Cup scheduled to take place in Russia. Photograph: Alexey Nikolsky/Reuters

Brazil got 9.25 out of 10 from Fifa president Sepp Blatter for organising a World Cup that was “very special” because of high quality football.Giving (...)

Luiz Felipe Scolari (left) gestures with Jose Maria Marin, the president of the Brazilian Football Confederation (CBF), during a training session of the Brazilian national football team at the squad’s Granja Comary training complex on Friday. Photograph: Getty Images.

At Wednesday’s semi-final between Argentina and the Netherlands, aka The Day After, it was noticeable that most of the Brazilians in attendance, like(...)

A Brazil soccer fan cries as he watches his team during a live telecast of the semi-finals World Cup soccer match between Brazil and Germany on Tuesday. Market experts say the defeat may put Brazilian markets under pressure. Photograph: Leo Correa/AP Photo

Conventional wisdom has been that a Brazil loss at home in the World Cup would be a positive for the country’s financial markets. A defeat, the argume(...)

A Brazilian fan during the 7-1 semi final defeat to Germany  in Belo Horizonte. Photograph: EPA

In the end, for Brazil, there was only humiliation. This 7-1 hammering at the hands of Germany on an incredible, surreal evening in Belo Horizo(...)

Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff (centre)   during the FIFA World Cup 2014 Group A between Brazil and Croatia at the Arena Corinthians in Sao Paulo. Photograph: EPA

The winters are one of the best things about Brazil. In São Paulo, winter means you should carry a jacket in the evening, but in Fortaleza the only wa(...)

Fans are still celebrating after Brazil defeated Croatia 3-1 in the opening match of the 2014 World Cup last night. Photograph: Victor Moriyama/Getty Images

World Cup fever gathered steam across Brazil today as fans streamed to a second day of matches and violent protests subsided, although a last-minute s(...)