A man carries water collected from a hose up to an apartment in the Mangueira favela  in Rio de Janeiro, about a kilometre away from Maracana stadium, the site of the opening and closing ceremonies of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games.  Photograph: Mario Tama/Getty Images

Rather than bask in a post-Olympics glow, residents of Rio de Janeiro are having to relearn the run and crouch position as gun fights become an incre(...)

Brazilian volleyball player Fabiana Claudino and Brazilian president Dilma Rousseff as the Olympic torch arrives in Brazil on May 3rd. Photograph: Evaristo Sa/AFP/Getty Images

It was a melancholy event when President Dilma Rousseff welcomed the Olympic flame to Brazil on Tuesday. Back in 2009 when Rio de Janeiro won the rig(...)