Pope Francis has frequently been lauded for his humility and regard for the poor, but after criticizing Brazil's slum pacification policy he may be moving beyond rhetoric.
Pope Francis's visit to Brazil reveals the pope's tremendous vigor and energy. In his first international trip as pope, he is running his staff ragged, even adding last-minute events to his packed schedule.
Brazil's Mídia Ninja is a citizen media group that's been covering widespread protests through live streaming and other social media tools.
Pope Francis arrived in Brazil after more than a month of bitter protests against government corruption and public spending. His visit for World Youth Day is expected to cost $60 million.
Pope visits Brazil: Pope Francis has arrived in Rio de Jaaneiro, Brazil for World Youth Day – his first international trip since he was elected pope.
Pope Francis makes his first trip outside Italy tomorrow to the country with the most Roman Catholics.
Despite controversy over the construction of Brazil's Belo Monte dam, some say it could change the approach to community engagement around large-scale projects.
Cow falls on man: A cow fell through the roof of a small house in southeastern Brazil, say police. It killed a man and narrowly missed his wife.
Documents leaked to O Globo newspaper by Edward Snowden suggest the US has monitored billions of Brazilian calls and emails. Its leaders are demanding an explanation.
Venezuala: Snowden hasn't yet been in contact. Russian officials say he has been stuck in the transit area of Moscow's Sheremetyevo Airport since arriving on a flight from Hong Kong two weeks ago.