The new mayor of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, has begun a zero-tolerance policy aimed at resuscitating one of the world's most crime-ridden cities.
The New York Botanical Garden’s orchid show this year honors the father of modern landscape architecture, Roberto Burle Marx.
A new kind of census hopes to find the 1 billion people living off the grid.
From an oil rig in the Indian Ocean, a seafaring dad offers practical math and tales of pirates as lessons over a Web connection with his kids’ classroom back home.
As its peers in the region see their oil production slipping Brazil's state-controlled oil company Petrobras is entering a new era as the region's silent giant.
Thriller set in Brazilian slum captures brutal methods of Rio's SWAT-like cops, but offers little beyond its violence.
Elton Leme, a high court justice, has found more species than anyone alive – in his free time.
The high food and commodity prices hurting most countries are buoying Brazil, a top exporter of minerals, soy, beef, chicken, and grains.