As economies boom on both sides of the South Atlantic, analysts say new lines are being sketched between Africa and Latin America.
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.
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?
After angrily denouncing talk that he will run for president when he is eligible to do so again in 2014, Brazil's outgoing President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva hinted this week that he may do just that.
Torching of cars and buses raise concerns over policing methods as Rio de Janeiro prepares to host the 2014 World Cup and 2016 Olympics.
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.