Brazil's low place in OECD education rankings highlights one of the few blots on the record of outgoing President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva. “I’d fail him," says one education expert.
The hurdles that Madonna overcame to open Hard Candy Fitness are emblematic of the long ride of permits, stamps, and waits faced by business owners in Mexico.
The two-week negotiations begin on Monday and carry far lower expectations than did last December's climate change talks in Copenhagen.
With more than two dozen dead in less than a week in Rio de Janeiro as drug traffickers allegedly fight back against a police crackdown, some wonder how the city can cope with the magnitude of its violence problem.
Torching of cars and buses raise concerns over policing methods as Rio de Janeiro prepares to host the 2014 World Cup and 2016 Olympics.
Jesus statue: Believers walked in a procession, singing and carrying banners, one saying 'Christ King of the Universe' as they made their way to the huge statue overlooking a plain in the western Polish town of Swiebodzin.
After two years out of the spotlight, UK musical artist Amy Winehouse announced a "one-off tour" set for early next year in Brazil.
Bulgarian physicians release pigeons with national flags attached to them, during a protest in Sofia. Physicians and medical workers rallied to demand acute reforms and adequate financing of Bulgaria's health-care sector.
Brazil's President-elect Dilma Rousseff is the latest in a power surge of women in global leadership positions.
Entering the ranks of global leadership, Brazil's President-elect Dilma Rousseff becomes the 18th woman head of state currently in power when she takes office in January.