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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.
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.