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.
Brazil Carandiru prison massacre: 23 police officers get 156 years in prison
A court in Brazil has sentenced 23 police officers each to 156 years in jail for their involvement in the 1992 Carandiru prison massacre in São Paulo.
Two human arms found on Rio de Janeiro's Ipanema beach
Two human arms were found floating in the water of Rio de Janeiro's famed Ipanema beach on Monday night.
Brazil gang rape: Why did an American's attack get more attention than a local's?
When a 21-year-old American woman was gang raped in Rio de Janeiro over the weekend, it was headline news. So why did a 21-year-old Brazilian woman's attack, allegedly by the same men, barely even get a glance from the police?
For Cuba’s traveling dissidents, an anxious return
Will Castro opponents face retaliation back home?
Brazil World Cup stadium: 6 injured as police use tear gas in clashes over tickets
Brazilian police used tear gas and smoke grenades to break up clashes among fans trying to buy tickets for the inaugural match of a 2014 World Cup venue.
Brazilian doctor, charged with 7 murders, may have killed 300
Brazilian doctor Virginia Soares de Souza has been charged with killing seven patients and may have murdered 300 in an attempt to free up hospital beds.
Wading into Syria, BRICS take on political role
Originally a loose grouping of emerging economies, the bloc comprising Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa is increasingly positioning itself for greater international clout.
BRICS countries to form new development bank
The leaders of Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa have agreed to form a new development bank to fund infrastructure projects and development in emerging markets.
Rio Olympic stadium closed over roof problems
Rio's Joao Havelange stadium, which was set to host athletics at the 2016 Olympics, has been closed indefinitely because of structural problems with its roof.
Developing nations to meet at the BRIC beach party in South Africa
At its fifth summit in Durban, the BRIC bloc is expected to lay plans for an alternative to the IMF and World Bank.