Residents carry dead bodies after a police operation against drug gangs in Rio de Janeiro

In Brazil, Police Shoot Civilians Without Restraints, Killed 1,814 in 2019 Alone

A Times analysis claims police officers in Brazil shoot without fear or restraints during raids and is rarely held accountable for the killings.
5 Cities That Will be Hurt the Most With Climate Change

5 Cities, Including Miami and Rio, Will Be Most Affected By Climate Change

Here are five of the most vulnerable cities around the world and how much they will be affected by climate change.

Evangelical Gangs in Rio De Janeiro Crusade Against Afro-Brazilian Religions

The rising number of evangelicals lin Rio de Janeiro, as well as gangs claiming to spread the gospel, see Afro-Brazilian religions as dangerously un-Christian, even evil, and declared a crusade against them.
Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge And Galaxy Note 5 Go On Sale

Finally, Latin America Gets First LTE Test Broadcast

Latin America will soon be seeing its first batch of LTE-connected devices, thanks to Mexico’s telecommunications company América Móvil.
A Health Ministry employee fumigates a home against the Aedes aegypti mosquito

Brazil Announces Plans to Prevent Zika Virus at Olympics

With the Summer Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro approaching, Brazil has announced plans to prevent the spread of the Zika virus.
Tiago Splitter and Nene, Two of the Best Brazilian Basketball Players in the NBA

NBA: Brazilians Showing off Hoops Talents Early in Season

The NBA season is almost a third of the way complete, and we're seeing multiple Brazilian NBA players excel at a high rate. Latin takes a look at the Brazilian basketball players who are thriving today.
Stadium Built by Odebrecht SA

Norberto Odebrecht, Founder of PremierLatin American Engineering Firm, Dies at 93

Noberto Odebrecht, the founder of the one of the biggest engineering firms in Latin America, died Sunday at 93.
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FIFA World Cup 2014 Makes Airbnb 'Brazil's Largest Hospitality Company', Spurs Favela Gentrification

The World Cup 2014 hasn't been great for Brazil -- in many ways. But with so many visitors flooding into the country, and an internet-savvy Latin American population, hospitality has become a big force for change in the last month in Brazil, particularly for small-time room rental through the popular lodging app Airbnb.
FIFA World Cup 2014 Brazil Rio De Janeiro Maracana stadium police security forces

FIFA World Cup 2014: Brazil Spends Almost $1B on High Tech Security, 'RoboCop'-Style Armored Police

If you're in Rio catching the FIFA World Cup 2014, you might see some futuristic looking riot police clad in black armor resembling the titular character from the RoboCop reboot, along with gas masks that look like Darth Vader. That's just a sample of the massive buildup of 21st century military tech meant to secure visitors and "pacify" impoverished Brazilians, fed up with the country's massive spending on international sporting events.
Guanabara bay

Brazil Can Not Clean Guanabara Bay in Time for 2016 Summer Olympics Despite Past Claims

According to officials, Brazil's Guanabara Bay will still be a polluted, contaminated site for sore eyes by the time of the 2016 Summer Olympics.
Winners Press Conferences & Photocall - 2013 Laureus World Sports Awards (Michael Phelps)

Michael Phelps Making Waves in the Pool Again

Legendary Olympian Michael Phelps may be eyeing a return to the pool.

Brazil Police Raid Rio de Janeiro Organized Crime Center in Preparation for 2014 World Cup and 2016 Summer Olympics

Over 1,000 Brazilian police officers storm the Mare favela Sunday morning.
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LeBron James & Kevin Durant: Stars Highlight USA Basketball World Cup Roster; Who Else?

The United States' national basketball team has outlined its plans for the 2014 World Championships in Spain as well as the 2016 Olympic games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Brazil's 'Surfer Dogs' Prove that Man's Best Friend Can Also Hit the Waves

We all know want happens when you give a dog a bone, but what if you give him a paddle board and tell him to hit the water? Well, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, many canines apparently know how to "hang ten."

Papai Noel, Los Pastores and Presepios: Brazil's Christmas Traditions

Brazil, the fragrant, colorful and ethnically varied Latin American country has Christmas customs that evoke the traditions of a number of people from a number of countries, though many customs come from Portuguese heritage.

'Pele' Biopic to Capture the Life of the Brazilian Soccer Legend

Rio de Janiero, Brazil will be the backdrop for the upcoming film about the life of soccer legend Edson Arantes do Nascimento, better known as Pele. Pele is a U.S. production in English, and will be a coming-of-age story that will chronicle Pele's life from his childhood in Três Corações, Minas Gerais, Brazil to his rise as a champion and victor in the 1958 World Cup in Sweden as the youngest player to play in a World Cup final match at the age of 17.
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