Sao Paulo's rap singers are demanding bulletproof vests after seven unsolved hip-hop murders. Some allege a death squad with rogue police is the culprit.
Some Brazilians call him nuts, but Fabio Mateus is determined to trek across Brazil to Rio de Janeiro to see Pope Francis.
Thousands of Haitians have sought refuge in South America since Haiti's 2010 earthquake, and they keep coming in droves. Brazil could use the extra laborers.