Surfing the wave that goes on for hundreds of miles
It's a super long river wave — but watch out for the piranhas, snakes and other jungle creatures.
Brazil high-court judge bars Lula from crisis-hit govt
Brazil's ex-president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva rallied supporters Friday against an opposition "coup" targeting his successor Dilma Rousseff, before being undercut by a high-court judge who barred him from a government position.
Brazilians are outraged after release of taped call between Lula and Rousseff
Just when Brazil's political scandal seemed like it couldn't get crazier.
Lucky Lula! Cabinet job buys Brazil’s ex-president some time
Welcome to Brazilian Politics 101.
Brazil's Rousseff hit by explosive new accusations
The nation's political drama took a new twist as a senator accused President Dilma Rousseff of offering hush money to contain a corruption scandal.
Brazil's Lula on verge of joining government
Brazil's ex-president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva is about to join the government of his embattled protege and successor Dilma Rousseff, administration sources said Tuesday, as both seek to save their political lives.
Brazil's Lula is likely to consider a cabinet post after corruption charges against him
Sources said the ex-president plans to travel to Brasilia on Tuesday to discuss his options with incumbent Dilma Rousseff.
Brazil's top corruption judge to take over Lula case
A state criminal case charges Brazil's ex-president and leftist icon Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva with money laundering in the country's biggest-ever corruption scandal.
'Historic' crowds protest against Brazil's president
Some three million Brazilians enraged at corruption, recession and demanding the removal of leftist President Dilma Rousseff demonstrated across Latin America's biggest nation Sunday.
Why Brazil will one day celebrate charges against its beloved ex-president
Lula has had a rough couple of weeks, but observers say it's going to be good for Brazil in the long run.
Brazil prosecutors charge ex-President Lula with money laundering
Brazilian state prosecutors on Wednesday filed money laundering charges against Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva in a dramatic twist to an anti-corruption battle.
Iconic activist in Rio watches as her home is bulldozed to make way for the Olympics
An area that once housed more than 600 people is being converted into headquarters for the 2016 Summer Games.
Zika’s advantage in Brazil’s cities: People aren’t scared of mosquitoes
'Here in Sao Paulo, the weather isn’t right for mosquitoes.' Fact check: False.
Brazil's ex-president Lula defiant after detention
Brazil's ex-president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva vowed to battle his opponents in the streets in a defiant speech late Friday, hours after being briefly detained as part of a probe into a massive corruption scheme.
Brazil on course for worst recession in century
Brazil's economy shrank by 3.8 percent in 2015, the government said Thursday, with the biggest contraction in 25 years set to push the Latin American giant into its worst recession for more than a century.
Not many fish are left to bite in Rio's trash-lined bay
Thousands of fishermen and women are a lot more worried about their livelihoods than the Olympics.
No one actually knows if Brazil’s microcephaly cases are going up or down
We know uncomfortably little about the Zika crisis.
Brazilian researchers find hundreds more microcephaly cases that predate Zika
'Many other potential factors need to be considered as the cause of the outbreak.'
Final parades start in Rio's morale-boosting carnival
Dancers -- some nearly naked, others in elaborate costumes -- strutted into the final round of the Rio Carnival's samba championship Monday, capping a wild party that has helped Brazilians forget about Zika and other worries.
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.