Brazil announced that it had cut the amount of Amazon deforestation in half. It plans voluntary reductions between 38 and 42 percent in carbon emissions at the upcoming Copenhagen climate talks.
For the first time in 40 years, an Israeli president is paying a state visit to Brazil. Israel President Shimon Peres began a week-long visit to Brazil and Argentina today. A key reason: Iran's growing influence in Latin America.
At least 14 people were killed in Rio de Janeiro this weekend, including two policemen who died when their helicopter was brought down by warring drug gangs.
A Brazilian who, as a student in 1969, helped kidnap the US ambassador to Brazil was granted a visa. Paulo de Tarso Venceslau is now an economist.
Men earn 30 percent more than women in Brazil, according to a new report from the Inter-American Development Bank. That gap is almost zero in Guatemala and Bolivia.
Rio de Janeiro 2016 Summer Games victory unleashes a carnival at Copacabana beach.
Rio will be the first South American city to host the Games. Chicago's loss is a disappointment to President Obama, who traveled to Copenhagen to promote the US bid.
Interim Honduran leader Roberto Micheletti dramatically dialed back his tough rhetoric on Monday, one day after issuing a draconian decree to curb civil liberties.
Roberto Micheletti's interim government shut down two media outlets today after it issued a new decree to suspend freedom of speech if it 'disturbs the peace.'
President Obama will go to Copenhagen, Denmark, Friday to counter Brazil's attempt to win bid to host 2016 Olympics. Lula says Latin America deserves a shot.