An unusual program in Mexico allows painters, sculptors, and other artists to donate part of their annual production of artwork to the state in lieu of paying taxes. In return, Mexico gains a huge collection of contemporary art.
Hundreds of Africans who traveled to Brazil on tourist visas during the World Cup have since requested political asylum. Brazil has long been an attractive destination country for immigrants, and is known for requiring little paperwork.
The relationship between media and the government in Ecuador has been referred to as a 'war.' But all sides agree the media landscape there and across Latin America is moving toward online as the population of internet users rapidly grows.