Brazil's Amazon deforestation has soared, satellite pictures suggest
Preliminary data suggests that deforestation of the Brazilian rainforest has spiked by more than a third in the past 12 months.
NSA spied on Brazil's Petrobras oil company and Google: report
Leaked documents from Edward Snowed reveal the NSA allegedly spied on a Brazilian state-run oil company and Google, according to Brazil's Globo TV.
US-Brazil: Why can't we be friends?
Brazil's president may call off her visit to Washington after allegations the US government spied on her and Brazil's state oil company. Here's a look at a history of rocky bilateral relations.
Brazil's NSA fury
Prodded by Brazil's president, Barack Obama vowed to probe new allegations the US government spied on her and Mexico's leader, saying, just because we can get information, doesn't mean we should.
Exclusive: Brazil's Rousseff wants US apology for NSA spying
Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff wants public apology, explanation to why the US was spying on her email; proposed F-18 fighter jet deal in jeopardy.
Mexico, Brazil have new reasons to beef with Obama just in time for G20 summit
The US government spied on Brazil's Dilma Rousseff and Mexico's Enrique Peña Nieto, new Edward Snowden leaks allege. Why don't they seem surprised?
Report: NSA 'spied' on emails of Brazil and Mexico presidents
Documents obtained from former NSA contractor Edward Snowden indicate the US spied on the communications of the presidents of Brazil and Mexico.
In sweatshops, the 'Brazilian dream' goes awry
Brazil's economy has risen, but it's generated new social problems along the way.
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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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.