Olympics: No blanket ban for Russian athletes in Rio Games
The International Olympic Committee on Sunday decided not to hit Russia with a blanket ban for the Rio Games over state-run doping.
Can't find a room at Rio Olympics? Try the luxury sex suite
With 500,000 tourists expected to flood Rio de Janeiro for the Games starting August 5, Brazil's second biggest city is bending over backwards to make sure there's enough lodging.
Brazil arrests group planning terrorism during Olympics
The group, made up of Brazilians, had allegedly declared loyalty to the Islamic State organization.
Seven very bad omens for the Rio Olympics
We couldn't tell which was worse: the Olympian muggings, the washed-up body parts or the executed mascot jaguar. Oh, wait — there's also super bacteria.
'Welcome to Hell,' protesting Rio police tell tourists
Brazilian police protesting unpaid salaries and officers' deaths shocked travelers arriving at Rio de Janeiro's main airport Monday with banners reading "Welcome to Hell" a month before the Olympics.
Jaguar used in Olympic torch event killed in Brazil
The organizing committee of the Rio Games said later it had "erred" by allowing the Olympic torch "to be displayed next to a chained wild animal."
Listen to the rattling gold medals athletes will get at Rio’s 2016 Paralympics (VIDEO)
The medals for the 2016 Paralympics in Rio de Janeiro have a unique design: Shake them, and they let off tinkling sounds — with different tones for gold, silver and bronze.
Heavily armed gangs are taking back Rio's 'pacified' slums ahead of the Olympics
Brazil’s lauded pacification effort is crumbling. The drug gangs are gaining back ground and crime is rising across Rio de Janeiro ahead of the Olympics.
Residents in Brazil's notorious City of God are 'scared to death' of US shootings
“We should pray to God to help American society so that this stops happening,” says a favela resident, in a country with almost seven times more homicides per capita than the US.
No one represents 'Olympic spirit' like the athletes on this summer's refugee team
Ten athletes from four different countries will march in Rio's opening ceremony, carrying the Olympic flag, as the Refugee Olympic Team.
Police in Rio state killed 78 people in April. Activists worry it's the sign of a trend.
Amnesty International is warning that residents face the threat of more violence in the run-up to August’s Summer Games.
Could Brazil get its president back?
President Dilma Rousseff was suspended but not yet impeached. There's still a very, very slim chance she could return to her seat of power.
WHO rejects calls to move Olympics over Zika fears
The World Health Organization has ruled out any change in timing or the location of the upcoming Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, shunning a call by doctors and scientists to shift the event over the Zika virus.
Environmentalists are very worried about Brazil's new government
The new guys in charge of Brazil describe themselves as great for business interests. For the environment, campaigners say — not so much.
Corruption scandal throws Brazil's interim government into disarray
Acting Brazilian president Michel Temer's government faced its first major crisis Monday when a key minister stepped aside following a leaked recording in which he appears to discuss using Dilma Rousseff's impeachment to derail a huge corruption probe.
Members of Spain's Olympic sailing team were robbed at gunpoint in Rio
Three members of Spain's Olympic sailing team were robbed at gunpoint in a popular tourist area of Rio de Janeiro, where the Summer Games will start in less than three months.
Rio’s filthy water is already making pro athletes sick. Just ask the surfers.
Top pro surfer Adrian “Ace” Buchan says he and a dozen others became very sick after competing in these waters.
Here's why Brazil’s new cabinet is all men
Within hours of taking office, interim President Michel Temer filled his cabinet with men — 'the people who made him president.'
Brazil’s new acting president faces investigations, too
As Dilma Rousseff has been forced to step down, at least temporarily, from Brazil's presidency, her successor has been accused of the same dirty tricks — and more.
Brazil just pulled a 360 on impeachment. Here's what it means.
The impeachment process seemed like it was suddenly off — until it was back on. President Dilma Rousseff may be suspended from office by end of the week.
Residents in Rio are worried their city isn't ready for the Olympics
The deadly collapse of part of a new bike path, an Olympics legacy project, was a terrible sign. Will Rio be ready?
Brazilians are surprisingly meh about the Olympic torch's arrival
It's usually quite a celebratory moment when the torch arrives, but Brazil has plenty of other big concerns keeping people occupied.
In Brazil, a new Zika strategy: billboards that smell like humans and kill mosquitoes
The Mosquito Killer Billboard is built to attract, trap and kill bugs that carry Zika, dengue and chikungunya viruses.
A new documentary shows the surprising, circular journey of Japanese Brazilians
Japanese migrants moved to Brazil by the hundreds of thousands. Now, their descendants are moving back to Japan.
Brazil's next first lady a 'beautiful, demure housewife'? Cue the memes
A magazine headline infuriates 2016 Brazilians about 1950s stereotypes.
Who actually wins if Brazil impeaches its president?
Winners and losers are not so clearly defined in Brazil's political crisis.
Brazil in crisis after Rousseff impeachment vote
Brazil woke Monday to deep political crisis after lawmakers authorized impeachment proceedings against President Dilma Rousseff, sparking claims that democracy was under threat in Latin America's biggest country.
Inside Rio's high school 'Occupy' movement
Struggling Rio de Janeiro state had to lay off security guards, making it easier for these high-schoolers to take over and demand a better education system.
Half of Brazil's presidential impeachment committee faces corruption charges
One look at Brazil's Congress, and you might wonder who’s in worse trouble.
Rousseff accuses vice president of treachery in Brazil 'coup'
The Brazilian president says 'coup plotters' are using impeachment proceedings to bring down her government.
Brazil is bracing for the president's impeachment vote
Dilma Rousseff is accused of fiddling accounts to mask the dire state of the government budget during her 2014 re-election.