The Brazil floods death toll shot past 600 on Sunday, but survivors are being helped by a groundswell of local support unusual for a country that sees lethal floods almost every year.
Rescue workers are encouraging residents of hillside slums at risk from Brazil flooding to seek safety. More rain is expected this weekend.
Rio de Janeiro's slums are built on hillsides so steep they are difficult to travel up and down. The government is hoping to improve relations with residents by providing a free cable car to navigate the hills.
As the Brazil floods continue, some blame municipalities for allowing residents to build in insecure areas, while others blame the federal government for misallocating funds.
The Brazil floods that have killed at least 350 people this week come just after news reports revealed the federal government cut its budget for disaster prevention and preparation measures by almost a fifth.
Dilma Rousseff is planning budget cuts of up to $15 billion, slightly more than most investors had expected, to help rein in a recent burst in government spending.
Brazilian President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva will step down tomorrow with an 87 percent approval rating, though some say he failed to make necessary long-term economic reforms.
WikiLeaks on Tuesday released a secret cable that reveals how a Brazilian 'terrorist' got a US visa last year. But the question remains: Did the move amount to a policy change by the Obama administration?
The Chile fire, started by rioting prisoners, has drawn fresh attention to the poor conditions, lack of guards, and gang violence rampant in Latin American jails.
Nearly 10,000 students are retaking the exam today in Brazil as part of the country's marred efforts to enable more students to attend state-run universities.
Brazil's low place in OECD education rankings highlights one of the few blots on the record of outgoing President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva. “I’d fail him," says one education expert.
The move follows Brazil days earlier, though some Jewish leaders say they worry about a copycat phenomenon that could be 'counter-productive' to the peace process.
With more than two dozen dead in less than a week in Rio de Janeiro as drug traffickers allegedly fight back against a police crackdown, some wonder how the city can cope with the magnitude of its violence problem.
Torching of cars and buses raise concerns over policing methods as Rio de Janeiro prepares to host the 2014 World Cup and 2016 Olympics.
Brazil voters elected Dilma Rousseff in hopes of extending the policies of popular outgoing President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva. After handing over the sash of office Jan. 1, what will Lula do next?
Two-hundred and sixty runners ran from São Paulo to Rio de Janeiro in the world's longest relay race, which is sponsoring the donation of shoes to a low-income neighborhood.
Dilma Rousseff won 56 percent of the vote in a Brazil election runoff after running on a campaign promising continuity with incumbent President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva's policies.
Dilma Rousseff, the handpicked successor of President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva, headed into today's Brazil election poised to beat centrist challenger, Jose Serra, according to polls.
Following a Brazil election debate that got heated over an exchange on abortion, Jose Serra's voter support climbed within several percentage points of ruling party candidate Dilma Rousseff.
The late surge by Green Party candidate Marina Silva has sent the Brazil election into a runoff ballot Oct. 31. Top candidate Dilma Rousseff is still favored to take over for Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva.
As voters go to polls for the Brazil election today, support from popular outgoing President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva is expected to propel candidate Dilma Rousseff to victory.
Dilma Rousseff still leads polls for the Brazil election Sunday, but scandals are weighing her down despite backing from popular President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva.
New US News & World Report’s World's Best Universities rankings place three Brazilian schools among the top 10 Latin American institutions, but the country shouldn't celebrate just yet.
Brazil is poised to begin one of the most technically advanced deep-sea oil drills ever. The National Petroleum Agency and state-controlled oil giant Petrobras both sent teams to the Gulf to monitor the BP oil spill relief efforts.