Brazil will use drones to fight slave labor in rural areas
The aerial inspections will start in Rio and quickly expand to other regions.
Rash of lynchings shocks Brazil
The latest took place outside Rio de Janeiro Wednesday, when vigilantes tied up and badly beat a man accused of stealing a woman's cellphone.
Two years after the NSA leaks, Brazilians actually like the US again
They were pretty upset after leaks about the US spying on their communications. Now Brazilians' outrage is targeting their own officials.
Brazil to open Latin America's first elephant sanctuary
Brazil will soon open Latin America's first elephant sanctuary, and its three initial residents will be retired circus animals in need of a safe haven, a report said Sunday.
Brazil arrests construction magnates in graft probe
In a sting operation involving 220 agents across four states, law enforcement officers detained chief executives Marcelo Odebrecht and Otavio Azevedo.
And the Latin Grammy Person of the Year goes to ...
Brazilian singer Roberto Carlos, whose 55-year career has won him the nickname of the King of Latin music, will be honored at this year's Latin Grammys.
Exclusive: Russia and the US are competing for a space partnership with Brazil
It's opening up yet another theater in their rivalry for allies and influence.
Big turnout for Sao Paulo gay pride
Tens of thousands of revelers thronged Sao Paulo's main Paulista Avenue thoroughfare on Sunday to cavort at the city's annual Gay Pride march.
Sure, Zara's owner just became the world's 2nd richest man, but what about the 'sweatshops'?
Amancio Ortega, owner of trendy clothing store Zara, certainly knows how to turn threads into dollars.
Brazil’s corruption investigators want to dig up a ‘dead’ congressman
The world's other big fat bribery scandal — not FIFA, but at oil giant Petrobras — just keeps spreading.
750,000 cases of dengue fever have been confirmed in Brazil this year
The disease has already killed 229 people.
This Brazilian town is crazy about the Southern Confederacy (PHOTOS)
Once a year, deep in the sugar cane fields of southern Brazil, the Confederate battle flag rises again.
Brazil's economy is expected to shrink 1 percent. That's bad
If economists' new lower forecast is accurate, South America's biggest economy will have its worst performance since 1990.
Brazilian police arrest another executive in Petrobras probe
Nearly 100 have been indicted in the corruption scandal so far.
Massive turnout in protest against Brazil's president
Nearly a million demonstrators marched in cities and towns across Brazil on Sunday to protest a sluggish economy, rising prices and corruption.
3 big takeaways from the shakeup at Brazil's Petrobras oil company
CEO Maria das Gracas Foster and five other top executives resigned from South America's largest scandal-ridden corporation.
These are the world’s deadliest cities
A new report ranks the 50 most violent cities on the planet. Here's why Latin America crowds the list.
Brazil's cabinet now has a climate change denier and a 'chainsaw queen'
The new science and agriculture ministers are also known for backing controversial forest legislation that environmentalists say favors Big Agro over indigenous communities.
Brazil's rich and powerful may no longer be above the law
The country's first trial for insider trading and a major investigation at Petrobras oil company could change Latin America's powerhouse forever.
Could Brazil be the worst place in the world to be gay?
Despite an absence of explicit anti-gay laws, the South American country has a disturbing record of deaths related to gender violence.
Issues of race, gender and class helped Rousseff win another term in Brazil
Will she continue to expand her racial justice policies during the next four years?
Brazil's re-elected President Rousseff vows to deepen social benefits
Rousseff's slim, three-point margin over centrist candidate Aecio Neves came largely thanks to gains against inequality and poverty since the Workers' Party first came to power in 2003.
Brazilian presidential vote begins with Rousseff as narrow favorite
Polls gave Rousseff between a 4- and 6-percent lead over her rival, though the election remained too close to call.
Brazil candidates trade final barbs before vote
Aecio Neves asked Dilma Rousseff about a report claiming she "knew everything" about an alleged multi-billion-dollar kickback scheme at state oil giant Petrobras.
Rio’s poor are being priced out. Here’s where they’re going (VIDEO)
Thousands of Brazilians are sheltering in a squalid abandoned plastics factory in Alemao favela because they say their rent became too expensive.
This map shows all the countries where voting is mandatory
It might seem weird to citizens of the United States — where only 58 percent of eligible voters cast ballots in the 2012 presidential election — but it's the way things are in 21 nations around the world.
Brazil's Rousseff and Neves race for support in tight presidential election runoff
Leftist incumbent Dilma Rousseff remains a slight favorite due to her enduring support among the poor, but pro-business Aecio Neves is within striking distance.
Brazil heads to the polls in high-drama presidential election
President Dilma Rousseff is expected to win the first round vote, but maybe not expected the 50 percent necessary to avoid a runoff.
Brazil's favela dwellers are cashing in on campaign season
Combined campaign spending on Sunday's elections is estimated at nearly three times the country's World Cup preparation costs.
Brazil's Rousseff is widening her lead over environmentalist Silva
Brazilians go to the polls on Sunday. Here's a quick look at the policies of the leading candidates.
Brazil and Ecuador come out against airstrikes in Syria
The South American governments are calling the air campaign against Islamist militants a violation of Syria's sovereignty — even if Assad seems to be welcoming the help.