Latin America most dangerous place for environmentalists
Green campaigners are being killed in Brazil, Costa Rica, Mexico and Peru, the UN says.
Venezuelan lawmaker vows to fight for Syrian army
'Syria needs full support against these criminals,' a Venezuelan congressman of Syrian descent says, as Western powers debate a strike on President Bashar al-Assad's forces.
Bolivia demands return of senator who fled to Brazil
President Evo Morales says he expects Brazil to return Roger Pinto, who was sentenced to a year in prison in a corruption case.
Brazil's foreign minister steps down amid diplomatic dispute with Bolivia
Foreign Minister Antonio Patriota stepped down on Monday and will become Brazil's representative to the United Nations after the country had a diplomatic dispute with Bolivia.
Sao Paulo building collapse kills 10
A building under construction in eastern Sao Paulo, Brazil, collapsed on Tuesday morning, killing 10.
Brazil bans batch of Heinz ketchup after rodent fur found
Health officials in Brazil ban batch of Heinz ketchup after traces of rodent fur were found in a Mexican-made lot.
2014 World Cup tickets on sale, says FIFA
Football fanatics are forming virtual queues to get their hands on tickets for the tournament.
Snowden journalist to publish UK secrets after Britain detains partner
British authorities used anti-terrorism laws on Sunday to detain David Miranda, partner of US journalist Glenn Greenwald.
Three sentenced for gang rape of American student in Rio
The brutal rape aboard a public transit van brought attention to the growing numbers of reported sex crimes in Brazil.
"Bino," Brazil's albino alligator, gets acupuncture for bad back (VIDEO)
Brazil's albino alligator opts for alternative medicine.
Convicts cooly escape after prison riot in Brazil
The latest escape in a summer full of prisoners breaking out of their walled confines.
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Happy International Cat Day! Guess which country has the most pet felines?
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The Bad Boys (and a few girls) from Brazil: How Rio came to rule ultimate fighting
GlobalPost's Simeon Tegel visits the Brazilian gym that's a training ground for some of the world's toughest cage fighters.
Murder rap: Who’s killing Brazil’s MCs?
Sao Paulo's rap singers are demanding bulletproof vests after seven unsolved hip-hop murders. Some allege a death squad with rogue police is the culprit.
Business activity in BRICs shrinks for first time in 4 years
The first manufacturing shrink in 4 years poses new risks for the BRICs.
Facebook is 'friending' Latin America
Already big in the region, the social network giant sees huge potential — if Latin Americans would just make the mobile leap.
60 Seconds on Earth: What slums, gangs and fried chicken have in common
In Brazil's fight against drug dealers, fried chicken wins.
Brazil to invest $3.6 billion in São Paulo infrastructure projects
Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff announced on Wednesday $3.6 billion in federal investments in infrastructure projects in São Paulo.
Pope Francis draws 3 million pilgrims to final Mass on Rio's Copacabana beach
At least 3 million pilgrims packed Rio de Janeiro's Copacabana beach Sunday morning, many having slept there overnight, in order to secure their spot for the final Mass of Pope Francis during his trip to Brazil for World Youth Day celebrations.
Pope Francis tells Brazilian bishops to spread the gospel and stem exodus to evangelism
In a speech to bishops in Rio De Janeiro, Francis blamed an exodus of faithful from the Brazilian Catholic Church squarely on bishops' lack of understanding of followers' problems.
Brazil mystery: Did Rio police lob a Molotov cocktail during pope's visit?
Videos of protests present conflicting versions of who hurled a Molotov cocktail at police guarding the building where Pope Francis had been with Brazil's president. Military police infiltrators are among the suspects.
Video: Pope Francis wins over Rio favela
The ramshackle slum's residents — both Catholics and evangelicals — give a rock-star welcome to "the people's pope."
Brazil: Pope Francis hits Copacabana beach after tour of Rio favela
Pope Francis has called on the world's rich to help wipe out inequalities, in between visits to Rio de Janeiro's favelas and the famous Copacabana beach.
Pope Francis greets millions of pilgrims in Brazil for World Youth Day
Pope Francis arrived in Brazil on Monday, where he is celebrating a week of World Youth Day events with an expected 2.5 million pilgrims of the Catholic Church from around the world.
Pope Francis to Latin America: Just say no to decriminalization of drugs
During a visit to Brazil, Pope Francis spoke out strongly against the possible legalization of drugs in Latin American nations.
World Youth Day: Pope Francis gets warm welcome in Brazil with tough task ahead
Francis has been much better received in Brazil than his predecessor was, but can he restore the church's dominance?
Pope Francis tells World Youth Day to shun 'ephemeral idols' (VIDEO)
Pope Francis visited Virgin of Aparecida, the so-called black Mary or Brazilian Mary, to deliver World Youth Day mass at Brazil's most revered Catholic shrine.
Pope Francis in Brazil: Bomb scare, protests in first 24 hours of papal visit (VIDEO)
Brazilian police found homemade explosives in a parking garage in the city of Aparecida, where Pope Francis is due to visit later this week.
Pope Francis arrives in Brazil
Pope Francis arrived in Rio de Janeiro Monday evening, greeted by Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff and thousands of pilgrims who lined the city's streets in anticipation of seeing the pontiff on his first international trip.