Airport queues, dodgy taxi drivers and endless red-tape are still part of the Brazilian experience but the country has upped its game in readiness for the World Cup, as Fernando Augusto Pacheco finds during a trip home.
Inspired by footage of police killing a bus hijacker, José Padilha’s ‘Elite Squad’ is the most viewed film in Brazil’s history (thanks to the country’s rampant piracy) and won the 2008 Berlin Film Festival’s Golden Bear.…
The closest chief sub editor Louise Banbury has come to participating in winter sports is defrosting her windscreen. Yet she’ll still be avidly following events in Sochi – and is sure everyone else in the UK will be too.
Melbourne is one of Australia’s most beloved cultural hot spots. But Monocle’s Ben Rylan says its popularity is inviting clumsy redevelopments at the expense of the city’s most distinct and characterful landmarks.