Chatter: Brazil is still protesting
Protests in Brazil continue despite a government U-turn, smog smothers Singapore, misbehaving monks raise eyebrows in Thailand, and a Welsh village asks a crucial question: to "t" or not to "t"?
Brazil protests: Sao Paulo and Rio lower public transit fare
The governments of both Sao Paulo and Rio de Janeiro announced Wednesday night that they would be lowering their public transit fares back to their previous rates after two weeks of protests across Brazil.
Brazil’s winter of discontent
Young people have staged epic protests across the country — and even on the other side of the world. They've already made some gains. How far will they go?
5 signs Brazil is not ready for the World Cup
Red flags indicate the country may not be fit to handle its host duties.
Sao Paulo takes to the streets to protest more than a fare hike
Sao Paulo residents hit the streets for the fifth time Monday night in what started as a protest against a public transit fare hike. It has now morphed into a fight against corruption.
Social media round-up: Brazil protests grow in number and meaning
What began in reaction to increased bus fares has evolved into a countrywide protest demanding diverse change.
Raw Feed Video: Rage in Rio de Janeiro
Thousands of protesting youths brave police backlash in Brazil's largest cities. What's making Brazilians so angry? Here's what they told GlobalPost. Loudly.
Brazil: Rising World Cup costs prompt largest demonstrations in 20 years
"The size of yesterday's marches is evidence of the strength of our democracy," President Dilma Rousseff said of the protests.
Brazil protests: crowds promise to stay in streets as demands intensify (PHOTOS)
Thousands are protesting in Brazil against increased public transit fares and public spending on preparation for athletic tournaments.
Here's what people are protesting about today
Protests are ongoing all over the world. Here's why.
Protesters, police clash in São Paulo transport fare demonstration
Protesters and police clashed in São Paulo on Thursday night as tear gas and rubber bullets were fired into crowds of people protesting a bus and metro fare hike.
On Location Video: United by love, divided by law
This couple, one from Brazil, one from New York, hopes the Supreme Court will strike down the Defense of Marriage act so they can live together in the US.
Ecuador oil spill threatens Brazil and Peru
The 11,000-barrel spill is no Deepwater Horizon-level disaster, but Peru and Brazil are on alert as crude oil flows into the Amazon.
Brazil says Amazon deforestation reduced by nearly 84 percent
Brazil said Wednesday it had reduced Amazon deforestation by nearly 84 percent over the past eight years.
26 photos that suggest tear gas unites us all
Security forces, it seems, are the same wherever you go. From Ferguson to Dhaka to Manama, protests of the last few years look eerily similar.
US stands to benefit by investing in sub-Saharan Africa
Commentary: Companies that ignore opportunities are 'leaving money on the table.'
Latin America: Divided we stand
United and integrated, the region would be a force to reckon with on the world stage. But does Latin America’s unification reality match up to the rhetoric?
Forget bank runs, credit crazy Brazil is heading for trouble
Brazil faced a minor bank run over the weekend but the real issue facing the country's banking system is a runaway credit boom.
Rumors spark bank run, break-ins in Brazil
Police had to intervene as people flocked to ATMs.
Chatter: North Korea fires 6th missile in 3 days
Bluster on the Korean Peninsula, Myanmar's head of state makes the trek to Washington, and a Filipino kid has 41 names. They're all his.
The world's largest crack market is in the world's largest Catholic country (VIDEO)
Brazil introduced a mandatory treatment program for its one million addicts. But it's the Evangelical Christians who are actually making headway.
G20’s secret shame: ignoring tropical diseases among world’s profoundly poor
Commentary: Mass administration of low-cost drugs around the globe could make a huge impact.
Brazil 'Atlantis' found off coast of Rio (VIDEO)
Scientists have discovered what they're calling the Brazilian "Atlantis," a sunken continent that disappeared off the coast of Rio after Africa and South America separated.
World Trade Organization names Brazilian as new chief
The World Trade Organization is expected to formally announce Azevedo's new post Wednesday.
Report: Jay-Z wants to add Brazilian soccer star Neymar to his growing sports agency
Jay-Z's agency wants to expand beyond the 'big four.'
Brazil to hire 6,000 Cuban doctors to serve in remote areas
Brazil is planning to hire 6,000 Cuban doctors to serve in remote parts of the country where medical services are lacking or nonexistent.
Rio's Maracanã stadium reopens after renovations for World Cup test
Rio's famous Maracanã stadium reopens Saturday after nearly three years of renovations to host a match that will be its first test ahead of June's Confederations Cup and next year's World Cup.
Latin America threatened with cancer epidemic
Latin America faces a cancer epidemic if governments don't act quickly to improve healthcare systems, experts say.
Brazilian general to head UN's DR Congo peacekeeping mission
The UN has appointed Brazilian General Carlos Alberto dos Santos Cruz to lead a team of peacekeepers in a mission to the DR Congo.
Brazil fines McDonald's for $1.6 million for pushing Happy Meals on children
Brazil's consumer protection agency, Procon, has fined McDonald's for pushing Happy Meals on children through targeted advertising and toys.
Former president of Brazil Lula to write column for The New York Times
Former Brazilian President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva has signed a contract with The New York Times and will have a monthly column distributed by the paper's news agency.