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.
Mexicans tweet 'WeAreAllApes' after a politician's racist rant against Ronaldinho
A Mexican politician called the Brazilian soccer superstar an 'ape.' He must know '#TodosSomosSimios' by now.
Brazil's environmentalist presidential candidate is now courting big agriculture
Longtime green activist Marina Silva has even come out in favor of genetically modified crops, sending a message that conservation and agribusiness can thrive together.
This map shows where same-sex couples can marry across Latin America
While the US Supreme Court considers state bans on same-sex marriage, check out all the places south of the border that are way ahead on the issue.
Brazil’s newfound recession: 4 numbers that explain what’s happening
Families are doing fine, but industries aren't. What will that mean for the country's political future?
Brazil's economy tumbles into recession weeks before presidential election
The country has suffered stagnant growth for more than three years under the economic policies of President Dilma Rousseff.
7 things you should know about the surprising candidate who could be Brazil's next president
After a plane crash claimed the life of her running mate, Marina Silva stepped into the top spot on the ticket to challenge President Dilma Rousseff. And, she just might win.
Here's how Brazil's new presidential candidate could help save the planet
Marina Silva has a chance at becoming the first environmentalist to lead a major world economy. Here is what that might look like.
Here's what Brazilians are saying about their candidate's fatal jet crash
Eduardo Campos, who was running against President Dilma Rousseff, died along with six others. The nation is shocked and going into mourning.
4 numbers that explain why Brazil's jet crash is a big deal for its political future
The fatal crash has the potential to transform an election landscape that looked like almost certain for incumbent Dilma Rousseff.
Brazilian presidential candidate Campos killed in plane crash, GloboNews reports
Eduardo Campos, 49, is a former governor of northeastern Pernambuco state who had the support of about 10 percent of voters in recent polls.
Here's the supermoon, in case you missed it (PHOTOS)
This could be the biggest moon of the year.
Why Latin American diplomats are pulling out of Israel
More and more of the region's governments are yanking their ambassadors out of Israel in protest.
Latin America’s militaries are making a comeback
Bloody coups may now be practically unthinkable, but experts say the risks to democracy are real.
Was Brazil 2014 the greatest World Cup ever?
Thrilling soccer, shocking upsets, Shakespearean drama, and goals galore — the tournament had it all.
Here's why many in Massachusetts are mourning Brazil's World Cup defeat
Hint: It has a lot to do with a little town called Framingham.
Latin America vs. Europe: The rivalry returns
Slinging mud across the pond over soccer is as old as the World Cup.
Germany just slaughtered Brazil in the World Cup semifinals
And Brazilian fans are devastated.