A dancer's death lit the fuse of violent protests near Rio's Copacabana
Protesters set fire to tires and hurled bottles in a Rio slum just two months before the World Cup begins in Brazil.
These are the largest infrastructure projects in the Western Hemisphere
Some of them will surprise you.
Heavily-armored police were greeted with stones when they evacuated squatters in Rio
'This is what happens in the (World) Cup country,' was a repeatedly heard lament.
A woman in Brazil was robbed on live TV while giving an interview about robberies in Brazil (VIDEO)
The World Cup is going to be awesome.
On Location Video: World Cup 2014 will basically be a giant robotics show
Rio, like Sochi, is having to get inventive to ensure safety. Will it work?
This is the biggest swarm of genetically modified mosquitoes ever set free
And they might save us all.
They razed paradise and put up a soybean lot
Brazil's agro powers are excited to be edging closer to soy giant the United States. But environmentalists say there's another reason to be very afraid for the rain forest.
It's time to kick off the Street Child World Cup in Rio!
Ahead of this summer's premier football competition, Brazil hosts the Street Child World Cup. Featuring 230 players representing 19 countries, the tournament highlights the global problem of youth homelessness and poverty.
After the Delhi gang rape, Indian TV dramas go feminist
Whether India has changed is debatable. Its viral TV shows certainly have.
Brazilian troops enter slums in Rio to quell violence ahead of the World Cup
The Rio state government meanwhile announced the arrest of a man suspected of being a drug kingpin in Mare.
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.