The World Cup comes but once every four years. For those in Brazil, this means collecting little stickers of the players (such as Englishman Rio Ferdinand), teams, and logos of the 24 nations participating in South Africa.
Opponents say the environmental and social costs of flooding parts of the Amazon outweigh the energy benefits, but the $10 billion Belo Monte project and other Amazon dams hold the promise of clean energy.
Brazilian President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva's brokering of the Iran nuclear fuel swap deal appears to show that mid-level players can have a say in the biggest issues of the day. But if the deal ultimately fails, it could come at a cost to his prestige.
Turkey’s Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan flew late Sunday to Tehran sounding bullish about a possible Iran nuclear fuel swap deal that could help Iran avoid another round of UN sanctions.
Brazil President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva visits Tehran this weekend in what both Russian President Dmitry Medvedev and a senior US State Department official have characterized as the 'last chance' before a new round of sanctions on Iran.
The 2007 'presalt' offshore oil discoveries have turned Brazil's town of Macaé into a booming port where more than 4,000 companies, and at least one yoga studio, have established a presence.
The UN Atlas of Endangered Languages lists 18 languages with only one remaining speaker. With about one language disappearing every two weeks, some of these have probably already died off.
Recent visits to Latin America by China's Hu Jintao and Russia'a Dmitry Medvedev underscore how sometime US rivals are competing for business and geopolitical influence in the US's backyard.
On the eve of Earth Day, Brazil awarded a $10 billion contract for what will be the world's third-largest dam. Brazil says it will meet urgent energy needs, while critics say it will displace thousands of people and profoundly endanger wildlife.
While the BRICs are four emerging economic powerhouses (Brazil, Russia, India, China), post-financial crisis differences are creating problems, says some analysts. Will today's summit mend those rifts or widen them?
A meeting between Brazil's President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva and China's President Hu Jintao is expected to strengthen the two nations' growing economic ties. China already trumps the US as Brazil's top trading partner.
For the first time in three decades, the US and Brazil have a military agreement. Brazil is shopping for 36 new fighter jets, and the US is trying to counter growing Russian and Iranian influence in Latin America.
Brazil, a country familiar with big business is now nurturing a growing network of small business incubators, tapping universities for young entrepreneurs with a start-up spirit.
Brazilians are asking why authorities were not better prepared for the Rio floods, when an estimated 11 inches of rain crashed down in just 24 hours, killing more than 100 people.
Brazil and US are alike in many ways -- think individualism and guns -- but not everyone gets it right. Consider the comments of one well known commentator.
Residents of Rio de Janeiro are staging protests today against a law that give more of Brazil's oil revenues to other states, reducing Rio's share. And the governor of Rio says it will undermine the state's ability to host the 2016 Olympics and the 2014 World Cup.
Brazil's Foreign Minister Celso Amorim told Secretary of State Hillary Clinton that Brazil doesn't support Iran sanctions. He wants more negotiations. The US worries about the growing closeness of Iran and Brazil.
As the Rio Summit came to a close Tuesday night, Latin America leaders announced that they would start a new regional bloc that excludes the US and Canada.
British companies are set to begin drilling for oil reserves off the Falkland Islands this week, reopening a dispute with Argentina, which still lays claim to the archipelago.
One samba school's choice of Julia Lira – a third-grader who likes watching soap operas and singing along to Beyoncé – to be its lead dancer at carnival is drawing fire from some child rights advocates.
Conservative tycoon Sebastian Piñera won the second round of Chile's presidential election on Sunday in part due to voter faith that he can revive the economy. Meanwhile, Brazil's economy is booming.
The Haiti earthquake has killed at least 10 Brazilian soldiers, according to Brazil's military. Brazil took charge of the peacekeeping force in Haiti in 2004.
Zilda Arns, a legendary Brazilian aid worker who transformed the lives of tens of thousands of her countrymen, was among those killed by the Haiti earthquake, as she sought to extend her church-based program to the troubled island nation.
The Sean Goldman case, which resolved Tuesday when a Brazil judge ordered the boy to be returned to his American dad, is one of a sharply rising number of international child abduction cases in the US.