Hundreds of Africans who traveled to Brazil on tourist visas during the World Cup have since requested political asylum. Brazil has long been an attractive destination country for immigrants, and is known for requiring little paperwork.
Russian President Vladimir Putin has signed several energy deals in Latin America as he visits the region this week. Will it hurt the US's energy influence, or is Putin just focused on expanding Russia's economic relationships?
Just four years after hosting the Winter Olympics, Russia will host soccer's biggest event. Russian officials claim stadium construction is on schedule, but the country faces other issues, including racist fans and threats of violence.