One hundred photographs. One hundred short essays. A faraway country in words and pictures, unknown … but shortly to be in the media spotlight. All eyes are on Brazil at the moment and will be for the near future with the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro drawing ever nearer. Economically and politically Brazil is now more important than ever before on the international stage as the giant of South America. Here’s your invitation to get to know Brazil – to really get to know it, to avoid the clichés. In this book Alex Hijmans, a foreign correspondent in the country since 2007, shows you insights into Brazil that aren’t found on the postcards. Indeed, the book covers many of the reasons for the recent social unrest in that country.