The blackouts affected resident in 11 states across the country
Wife Finds Brazilian Soccer Player’s Head in Sack
Headless former athlete may have been punished for anti-cartel ties
Germany, Brazil Take NSA Spying Gripes to U.N.
Nations want massive American digital surveillance reined in
Protests Over Brazilian Oil Auction Rock Rio
As international oil companies bid for rights to explore a vast oil field off the Brazilian coast at an auction in a swanky Rio de Janeiro hotel, protesters massed outside and clashed with police. They were angry at the state …
Brazil Teacher Protest Ends in Violence
March for better public education marred by firebombs and bank break-ins
Brazil Spurns U.S. State Visit Invitation Over NSA Spying
President Dilma Rousseff of Brazil has postponed a planned official visit to Washington amid fallout over revelations that the U.S. has been spying on her government, the Associated Press reports. Leaks from former-National …
The Pope Visits Brazil: Scenes from Pontiff’s Latin American Tour
Pope Francis, once the Archbishop of Buenos Aires, marked a triumphant return to his home continent with a tour of Latin America’s most populous country, Brazil.
Scenes from Brazil’s Angry, Nationwide Protests
Anger over a bus ticket price fare hike in the Brazilian megapolis of Sao Paolo has blown the lid off a seething pot of frustrations and tensions. Hundreds of thousands have taken to the streets across the country, protesting the …
Brazil’s No-Blame Game: How Impunity Imperils the Country’s Image
A lack of accountability casts a shadow on Brazil’s preparations to show off its progress with the World Cup and the Olympics.
The Stadiums of Rio: Why They Are Not Yet Ready for the Olympics
Built for the 2007 Pan Am Games, they were supposed to help cut costs and give the Brazilian city a head start for its star turn in the 2016 Olympics. Well, now they are big question marks
Brazil: Dead Fish Swamp Future Olympic Rowing Venue
The Rio de Janeiro lake where Olympic rowers will compete in three years time has been filled with an estimated 65 tons of dead fish.
Brazil’s Epic Carnival: Scenes from Rio’s Sambadrome
The revelers and costumes were out in full force during Rio de Janeiro’s annual carnaval.
How the Santa Maria Fire Could Mark a Turning Point for Brazil
Many of the dead in the fire were young science and engineering students — just the kind of experts the country needs to advance into the ranks of the first world. Has the time come for Brazil to make sure its legal system …