With a failing economy and a corruption scandal plaguing her presidency, Brazil's Dilma Rousseff now finds herself facing one more challenge - impeachment.
Following the footsteps of the US, Canada and France, Brazil is removing Israel from passports that it issues to citizens born in Jerusalem.
A new Brazilian law, the Program to Reduce Tax Litigation - PRORELIT, now allows taxpayers to pay tax debts with credits earned from financial losses.
The fight is on as Brazil's telecom companies prepare to battle WhatsApp over its refusal to pay taxes on its use of mobile telephone numbers.
Foie gras, a delicacy originating in France, was banned in São Paulo, but a court has overturned the new law and allowed the sale of foie gras to continue.
As the water crisis in São Paulo gets worse, government officials are again considering contingency plans and infrastructure projects to combat the drought.
Brazil has discovered a new way to enforce its slavery law - the use of drones with the capacity to shoot video and take photos in rural areas.