Wild Rio Carnival swats Zika fears aside
Swatting aside fears over the Zika virus, the glittering dancers of the Rio Carnival samba championship began the first of their all-night parades Sunday in front of adoring fans.
Experts worry Zika today may cause more birth defect cases later
It's Carnival time in Brazil — that means lots of skin showing for bloodthirsty mosquitoes.
On Brazil's Zika front lines, cases of microcephaly are actually dropping
Pernambuco state registered 194 cases in the first week of November. Last week, it reported 34.
The sketchy numbers behind Brazil’s Zika crisis
There is a problem, but don't hit the panic button.
So, what is the Zika virus?
It won't kill you. But it's spreading 'explosively' across the Americas.
The Zika virus has reignited Brazil’s abortion debate
Rights activists are gearing up to push the courts to allow abortion for microcephaly cases.
Introducing the gangster warlords of Latin America
In an excerpt from his new book, former GlobalPost correspondent Ioan Grillo finds his way to a Brazilian cocaine party.
Inmates blow open Brazil prison wall in mass breakout
Inmates in one of Brazil's roughest prisons used explosives to destroy a wall and escape en masse into surrounding streets, prompting a frantic manhunt.
Brazil's worst environmental disaster, in pictures
A Brazilian documentary photographer retraces hundreds of miles of destruction.
Police took it over, but gangs still run Rio's biggest slum
Residents say they don’t trust the pacification police any more than they do the drug dealers.
Why Brazil is one of the biggest global risks of 2016
The South American giant had a bad 2015, and analysts are forecasting this year is going to be even worse.
Rio’s approach to invading and policing favelas holds some lessons for the world
As communities worldwide discuss how best to police and protect marginalized communities, the city that will host the 2016 Olympics is eight years into a radical approach.
Brazilian volunteers write Christmas cards for those who don't know how
The volunteers will pen anything from love letters to hate mail for the millions who can't write themselves.
Rio de Janeiro declares health system emergency as Olympics loom
The declaration comes as hospitals, emergency rooms and health clinics cut services or closed units throughout the state as money ran out for equipment, supplies and salaries.
Brazil has ambitious emissions goals. If it protects the Amazon it just might hit them
Brazil, essentially, needs to stop cutting down or burning trees.
Coming to Rio for the Olympics? Here’s where you’re most likely to be shot by a cop
Don't worry, the police don't really kill tourists. This map shows you where they do kill people, though.
Brazilian politics just became even more of a soap opera
Here are 4 binge-worthy episodes.
A group of lawmakers wants to let Brazilians buy up to 9 guns a year
Brazil’s new bill would still be far stricter than federal laws in the US.
Brazil finally throws killer cops in jail
This time police are not getting off easy after emptying 50 bullets into a car full of young Brazilian men.
An idiot’s guide (no offense) to Brazil's impeachment
5 questions about Dilma Rousseff you were too embarrassed to ask.
Why a Paris climate treaty needs to protect the Amazon
The rainforest stores up to 140 billion metric tons of carbon, enough to send global warming into serious overdrive.
Some folks congratulate the police on fatally shooting young men
Online comments speak volumes about police killings in Brazil.
Weapons from foreign powers, including Brazil, fuel the Yemen conflict
Brazil has signed serious weapons deals with Saudi Arabia, Iran, Libya and dozens of countries throughout the Middle East since the 1980s.
Brazil’s top legislator alleges Washington and NGOs use abortion to get rid of poor people
And his women's health reforms are up for vote soon.
Brazil's new abortion rules would require tests for rape victims
Backers think it would increase rape prosecutions. Its critics say it just assumes women are lying.
Brazil just observed Black Awareness Day. A look at Congress proves they need it
It's pretty sad for a country with the largest population of Afro-descendants outside Africa.
These 6 major companies keep popping up in Brazil's biggest corruption scandals
GlobalPost analyzed Brazil's recent corruption cases to find a handful of the same engineering firms named.
Brazil's shocking violence against women, in 5 charts
The rate of female homicides, especially for women of color, is staggeringly high.
Brazil mining flood could devastate environment for years
About 25,000 Olympic swimming pools' worth of mining waste has spilled.
Vile tweets and spiking femicides: It's a tough time to be a woman in Brazil
It started with men tweeting sexual remarks about a 12-year-old TV show contestant.
Dirty-money Benz and yachts are up for auction in Brazil, and proceeds go to the state oil empire
These BMWs, Mercedes and yachts are the bounty of one of Brazil's biggest corruption scandals ever.