• Newspapers The biggest Portuguese-language daily newspapers are Jornal do Brasil ( and O Globo (, both from Rio, and O Estado de São Paulo ( and Folha de São Paulo (, out of São Paulo. The weekly Veja ( is a current-affairs magazine, and in Rio and São Paulo it comes with a good pullout guide to what’s happening locally. For English-language news in Rio, check out the Rio Times (
  • TV Programming revolves around sports, comedy shows and the nightly telenovelas (soap operas); O Globo is the largest nationwide TV network. Brazil uses the PAL system for video/DVD.