What's the better party? Mardi Gras or Carnival?
Hundreds of thousands of revelers cast inhibitions aside for the biggest parties on Earth.
Brazil is on the brink of a coffee shortage
Not only will coffee be more expensive, it may also taste worse.
Northeastern Brazil's drought in pictures
The two-year-long drought in the Sertao is written in textures.
Brazil's bad weather riddle: Years ending in 2, years ending in 4
The past two years were about as bad as superstition predicted. Will 2014 be a turnaround?
Feeding cactus to dying cows (VIDEO)
How drought is sapping the mojo from Brazil's cowboy capital.
Failures of Brazil's universal health care plan offer lessons for the US
In 1988, Brazil passed a law guaranteeing every citizen the right to health care. More than 25 years later, however, it is still struggling to meet that ambitious pledge.
How Brazil keeps people alive while crops and livestock die (VIDEO)
Severe droughts used to kill people along with crops and cows. Something's very different this time around.
The biggest disaster you’ve probably never heard of
One of the world's worst droughts has been quietly killing farms in northeastern Brazil. GlobalPost took a weeklong trip to see how they're faring.
Half of Sao Paulo's water supply will run out in 45 days if there's no rain
Thought Sochi had problems? Wait till Sao Paulo runs dry during World Cup
Brazil spies on protesters, hoping to protect World Cup
Officials say they're using surveillance to keep violent anarchists in check.
These are the 6 openly gay athletes competing at the Sochi Olympics
And 5 other international athletes who have recently come out.
New species of river dolphin discovered in the Amazon
Meet the Araguaian Boto, the first species of river dolphin discovered in nearly a century.
Brazil's poor are protesting income inequality in an awesome way
Brazilians are shutting down upscale shopping malls with flash mobs, dancing and BBQs.
This tattooed twosome shares Guinness World Record for 'most modified married couple'
Brazil hosted these 'extreme body modifiers' at this month's Tattoo Week Rio.
Global porn preferences? Surprisingly patriotic, says PornHub's data blog
See the world's deleted browser history, one chart at a time.
Gang war in Brazil's Pedrinhas jail kills 59 this year
A Brazilian government investigation revealed that 59 inmates at Pedrinhas jail have been killed in gang violence this year.
More than 40 dead, 70,000 homeless in Brazil's flooding and mudslides
More than 40 people are dead and 70,000 are homeless after torrential rains in southeastern Brazil caused flooding and mudslides.
Brazil floods kill 20, force 40,000 to evacuate
Floods and mudslides caused by heavy downpours in southeastern Brazil have killed at least 20 people and forced another 40,000 to evacuate.
Rio: Topless rights protest in Brazil attracts few women, many photographers
Between three and four women joined the topless protest, while over a hundred photographers took pictures.
NSA, UK spied on Israeli leaders, UN, and EU officials
The Guardian and The New York Times reported Friday that foreign energy companies and aid agencies were also targets of the NSA and Britain's GCHQ.
Latin America has a homophobic killing problem
The gruesome murders of gays in the region are shocking. So is how rarely the violence gets reported.
These will be the big news stories of 2014
Elections in Egypt, the US and India. The World Cup. The Sochi Olympics. And the NATO withdrawal are all sure to be in the news in 2014.
2014: A year of electoral fireworks
A big year ahead for Dilma, Modi, Jokowi and Barry, too.
No, Snowden isn't asking Brazil for asylum in exchange for help, says Greenwald
It was widely reported that Edward Snowden was offering Brazil help in exchange for asylum, but Glenn Greenwald said the news was misreported.
World Cup 2014 set in Brazil with your choice for 'group of death'
Group G gets early consideration for 'group of death' with Germany, Ghana, Portugal and United States.
Latinas who rule
Land of machismo? Turns out Latin America's women have blazed past their amigas of the rich north to become presidents.
The Hillarys of Latin America
With Chile re-electing President Michelle Bachelet, Latin America, land of ‘machismo,’ has a record four female heads of state.
World Cup stadiums in Brazil are behind schedule
FIFA has extended the deadline for three World Cup venues ahead of championship next summer in Brazil.
São Paulo cultural center Memorial da América Latina catches fire, engulfed in smoke
São Paulo's Memorial da América Latina cultural center caught fire just before 1:30 p.m. local time on Friday, with 55 fire trucks on the scene trying to put out the blaze.
Deadly Sao Paulo soccer stadium collapse may delay completion until February (VIDEOS)
Crane collapse at Sao Paulo stadium latest difficulty for organizers of World Cup 2014 set for Brazil.
Falling coffee prices weigh on Brazil producers
In order to support its 290,000 coffee growers, the Brazilian government decided in August to buy arabica at about $132 a bag.