Pope Francis: What does Brazil think?
Brazil's would-be pope, Cardinal Odilo Scherer, might not have been very popular among his Brazilian colleagues, but the rest of the world's most Catholic country held its collective breath as it waited for the newest pope to be announced.
Evangelicals challenge Catholic Church's dominance in Brazil
As Brazilian Catholics celebrate the first Latin American pope, the church has a close eye on shifting dynamics in the world's most Catholic country.
Brazil's Cardinal Odilo Scherer: The man who would be pope?
Analysis: Though widely considered among the favorites, Scherer is not very popular among his Brazilian colleagues.
Brazilian footballer Bruno jailed for 22 years for murder, feeding ex-girlfriend to dogs
Brazilian footballer Bruno Fernandes de Souza has been jailed for 22 years for ordering the kidnap and murder of his ex-girlfriend.
In the shadow of El Comandante
Hugo Chavez inspired like-minded leaders, but was also their cautionary tale.
¿Como se dice R&D? South America’s still learning how
South America’s science and technology lag behind its breakneck economic growth, but some in the region are working to change that.
Corinthians fan confesses to setting off flare at soccer game that killed 14-year-old Bolivian
A 17-year-old Corinthians fan has confessed and turned himself in to police after setting off a flare that killed a 14-year-old Bolivian boy last week.
Brazil's President Rousseff visits Nigeria to discuss boosting trade
Brazil's President Dilma Rousseff met with Nigeria's President Goodluck Jonathan in Abuja on Saturday to discuss boosting trade between the two countries.
Brazil is building stadiums, but will they come?
Fans worry rising prices and new restrictions may tear the heart and soul from the beautiful game.
Cuban dissident Yoani Sanchez cheered and booed in Brazil
Dissident Cuban blogger Yoani Sanchez was greeted in Brazil on Monday by admirers and protesters at the start of a "bittersweet" foreign tour, after she finally won permission to leave Cuba.
Resource limits and slow-moving institutions may hamper economic growth
Commentary: Reluctance to make inconvenient choices will lead to an unsustainable trajectory.
Competitive edge will sustain US economic advantage in 2025
Commentary: Good times await countries at the bottom of the economic pyramid.
Cuba's dissidents go abroad
Will the Cuban government pay a price, or benefit, by finally letting Castro opponents travel?
Is the Brazilian Amazon shrinking faster?
A new study of Brazil's rain forest says deforestation last year occurred more than twice as fast as in 2011.
An African pope? Don't bet on it
Vatican watchers predict Italians or Latin Americans are most likely to claim St. Peter's throne.
Heinz sold to Warren Buffett, Jorge Lemann for $28 billion
Heinz has been co-bought by Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway and Brazilian Jorge Lemann's 3G.
Kim and Kanye: Too cool for airport security
Kim Kardashian and Kanye West bypassed security on their way through JFK airport, causing a TSA emergency.
Apple loses iPhone trademark in Brazil
Apple no longer has exclusive rights to use the iPhone trademark in Brazil.
A Friday In Sao Bernardo do Campo: Ola, Carnaval!
Go behind the scenes as Brazil gets ready for its famous festival.
Brazil gears up for Carnival celebrations in wake of nightclub tragedy
Brazil's Carnival celebrations are going into full swing this weekend.
Woman who survived Brazil nightclub fire dies in crash
A young woman, Jessica de Lima Rohl, who cheated death in the Brazilian nightclub fire was killed 10 days later in a freak road accident, it was reported.
Brazil's Rio Carnival 2013 preparations in full swing
Onstage and behind the scenes, Brazilians are preparing for their most famous festival.
Rio Carnival to have pee patrols
Rio de Janeiro is cracking down on public urination for its 2013 carnival.
Argentina love hotels shoot for the stars
More understated than love hotels elsewhere in Latin America, 'telos' in Buenos Aires are seeking a new type of clientele.
Could Apple lose the iPhone trademark in Brazil? It may be possible
Local company registered "iphone" back in 2000, years before Apple released the incredibly popular device.
Brazil holds special services for 237 nightclub fire victims
4,000 people attended services in Santa Maria, and a silent vigil was held outside Kiss nightclub.
If Brazil can't handle nightclubs, what about the World Cup?
After the disaster in Santa Maria’s Kiss nightclub, questions arise over Brazil’s ability to host the 2014 World Cup and 2016 Summer Olympics.
Brazil: 2014 World Cup poster unveiled
Brazil unveiled its official poster for the 2014 World Cup at a ceremony in Rio de Janeiro on Wednesday.
Santa Maria nightclub owner attempts suicide
One of the owners of Kiss nightclub in Santa Maria, Brazil, has attempted suicide after a fire at his establishment killed more than 230 people.
Police: Cheap fireworks started Brazil nightclub fire
Police said the band purchased cheap outdoor flares instead of the safer, more expensive indoor flares.
Immigration reform: ‘Here we go again,’ Latin Americans say
Latin America's public reaction is muted. And possibly with good reason.