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Gay man gets ‘maternity’ leave in Brazil

Brazil’s social security agency has, for the first time, given a four-month “maternity” leave to a gay man so that he can care for his adopted child.

Look who’s saving the world: BRICS pump up foreign aid

Western donors are no longer the only significant providers of international aid as emerging powers are extending their outreach abroad.

Brazil’s World Cup, Olympics upgrades spark criticism

A growing number of voices are raising concerns that the world’s two largest sporting events could actually exacerbate social divisions in a country already among the most unequal on the planet.