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.
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.