Video: Pope Francis wins over Rio favela
The ramshackle slum's residents — both Catholics and evangelicals — give a rock-star welcome to "the people's pope."
Brazil: Pope Francis hits Copacabana beach after tour of Rio favela
Pope Francis has called on the world's rich to help wipe out inequalities, in between visits to Rio de Janeiro's favelas and the famous Copacabana beach.
Pope Francis greets millions of pilgrims in Brazil for World Youth Day
Pope Francis arrived in Brazil on Monday, where he is celebrating a week of World Youth Day events with an expected 2.5 million pilgrims of the Catholic Church from around the world.
Pope Francis to Latin America: Just say no to decriminalization of drugs
During a visit to Brazil, Pope Francis spoke out strongly against the possible legalization of drugs in Latin American nations.
World Youth Day: Pope Francis gets warm welcome in Brazil with tough task ahead
Francis has been much better received in Brazil than his predecessor was, but can he restore the church's dominance?
Pope Francis tells World Youth Day to shun 'ephemeral idols' (VIDEO)
Pope Francis visited Virgin of Aparecida, the so-called black Mary or Brazilian Mary, to deliver World Youth Day mass at Brazil's most revered Catholic shrine.
Pope Francis in Brazil: Bomb scare, protests in first 24 hours of papal visit (VIDEO)
Brazilian police found homemade explosives in a parking garage in the city of Aparecida, where Pope Francis is due to visit later this week.
Pope Francis arrives in Brazil
Pope Francis arrived in Rio de Janeiro Monday evening, greeted by Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff and thousands of pilgrims who lined the city's streets in anticipation of seeing the pontiff on his first international trip.
FIFA announces 2014 Brazil World Cup ticket prices
FIFA announced ticket prices for the 2014 World Cup in Brazil on Friday, with a base price for overseas fans set at $90 for initial group matches.
Pope Francis offers purgatory pass through Twitter, TV screens
Vatican says there are ways to spend less time in purgatory and more time getting close to God — like Twitter, for example.
Brazilian: I will walk 2,000 miles to see the pope
Some Brazilians call him nuts, but Fabio Mateus is determined to trek across Brazil to Rio de Janeiro to see Pope Francis.
Haitians brave risky jungle treks for Brazilian dream
Thousands of Haitians have sought refuge in South America since Haiti's 2010 earthquake, and they keep coming in droves. Brazil could use the extra laborers.
Tens of thousands of workers go on strike in Brazil
Brazilians walked out on their jobs en masse on Thursday.
Brazil uprising: carnival's over, everyone
Besides some smaller rallies, the tear gas has cleared and it seems all but game over for the massive protest movement that had swept Brazilian city streets.
10 amazing McDonald's commercials that explain the world
The golden arches may fulfill a similar longing across the globe, but the way they do it is decidedly different from country to country.
America spies on Brazil too, Snowden leaks
The US allegedly eavesdropped on millions of Brazil's phone calls and web communications. But critics ask, what's the Brazilian president going to do about it?
20-year-old Brazilian rapper shot and killed while performing onstage
MC Daleste was shot dead during a show on Saturday night outside Sao Paulo.
Fans kill and behead Brazilian referee who stabbed player to death
Police in Brazil say fans stoned a soccer referee to death and quartered his body after he fatally stabbed player Josenir dos Santos Abreu.
Forget China, Obama's bold Africa agenda is about Africans
Commentary: Africa is worthy of US attention without the tedious detour through Chinese-US relations.
Bolivia's plane drama fires up South America
Evo Morales' allies fume that Bolivia's leader was taken 'hostage' while suspected of spiriting away NSA leaker Edward Snowden.
Brazil leader submits demand for referendum
Brazil's Congress has received a request from President Dilma Rousseff to hold a referendum on political reform in response to the worst social unrest in 20 years.
Brazil’s brand is battered, but it’s no Turkey
Analysis: Bruised by massive protests, Brazil can still retain its spot as the South American darling of investors.
Brazil President Rousseff's popularity falls to 30 percent
Dilma Rousseff's 30 percent popularity rating is the largest drop for a Brazilian president in more than 20 years.
Brazil's hydro dams could make its greenhouse gas emissions soar
Already a top emitter, Brazil could spew hundreds of millions more tons of gases blamed for climate change, such as CO2 and methane, as it floods Amazon forest for hydro power, researchers say.
On Location Brazil: Why they’re still marching
Brazilians continue to take to the streets despite government pledges to boost social spending and rein in corruption.
Brazilians continue protesting despite government changes
Tens of thousands of Brazilians took to the streets on Wednesday.
Brazil congress designates oil royalties for education and health care
Brazil's congress on Tuesday rejected controversial amendment PEC 37, which would have limited the power of federal prosecutors to investigate crimes.
Natan Donadon: Brazil Supreme Court jails condemned congressman for first time since 1988
Brazil's Supreme Court upheld on Wednesday the conviction of congressman Natan Donadon by a vote of 8 to 1, requesting an arrest warrant be issued against him. After two days on the run, he gave himself up and has been jailed.
On Location Brazil: Tough love for gays under DOMA
Before SCOTUS struck down America's Defense of Marriage Act, many binational gay spouses felt its repression. This Brazilian-American lesbian couple's story could break your heart.
Brazil protests: Rio favela police operation leaves nine dead
At least nine people are dead after a gun battle broke out in a Rio de Janeiro favela between police and drug dealers following a protest against an operation by the special forces.
Who would win a World Idol competition?
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