This week's roundup of Good Reads includes nostalgia for Chicago of the 1980s, why Americans are failing to see they still rule the world, the stability beneath the chaos of democracy, the Awá tribe of Brazil, and the rise and fall of Blackwater.
Bolsa Família provides small stipends to families in exchange for kids going to school and getting regular checkups. It's been globally imitated, but some Brazilians say 10 years of welfare is enough.
Programs trading cash for behavior change now reach nearly a quarter of all Latin Americans. How do they work?
Brazil's landmark welfare program stipulates kids go to school and visit doctors regularly. But what happens to a family's government stipend when neighborhood violence keeps kids at home?
As Mexico enters the first leg of a home-and-home series against New Zealand for a spot at the 2014 World Cup, some Mexican fans are rooting against the home team.
Brazil is the world’s top exporter of soy and poultry, much of it headed to China to feed its growing middle class. But some say Brazil is ignoring hunger at home.
Brazil may have wanted Venezuela in the South American trade bloc to protect its companies. But will it work?
A new documentary speaks with some of the cast from the blockbuster film 'City of God,' and finds outcomes that are both uplifting and bitter.
An $8.1 billion investment in Mexico by a Brazilian company is good news for both countries – and a twist in the ongoing Brazil vs. Mexico economic debate.
The postponement of President Dilma Rousseff's US state visit is a blow. But her domestic political standing may be as much a factor as anger over NSA spying.
Angered over allegations of US spying in Brazil, President Rousseff canceled her state visit this week. Her government also launched a 'big brother' style domestic surveillance program.
Newly published documents released by Edward Snowden indicate the US spied on the presidents of both countries.
After 450 days holed up in the Brazilian embassy in La Paz, the Bolivian opposition politician Roger Pinto left the country with the help of unauthorized Brazilian diplomatic action.