Mar 02, 2013 07:28 EST
Brazil's rising economic prosperity is transforming the lives of millions of domestic workers, who are abandoning jobs cooking and cleaning in homes to find other employment.
Feb 24, 2013 16:47 EST
Catholicism in Latin America is "lively and dynamic," Brazilian Cardinal Raymundo Damasceno Assis said Sunday, suggesting that the church look to Latin America for leadership.
Feb 10, 2013 22:46 EST
As world celebrities watched, top samba schools paraded their elaborate fantasy floats and scantily-clad beauty queens in the fiery highlight of the Rio Carnival.
Feb 10, 2013 20:45 EST
World celebrities flocked to Brazil to see the scantily-clad beauty queens and elaborate floats of the country's top Samba schools compete in the fiery main event of the famed Rio Carnival.
Feb 10, 2013 16:28 EST
Top samba schools take center stage at the Sambodrome late Sunday, set to dazzle crowds with giant allegorical floats and scantily-dressed beauty queens in a fiery climax to the famed Rio Carnival.
Feb 09, 2013 15:51 EST
Nearly two million beaming revelers in outlandish costumes invaded central Rio Saturday for wild merrymaking and beer drinking on day two of the world's most famous Carnival.
Feb 09, 2013 14:19 EST
Hundreds of thousands of beaming revelers in outlandish costumes poured into central Rio Saturday for wild merrymaking and beer drinking on day two of the world's most famous Carnival.
Feb 08, 2013 14:11 EST
Under a shower of confetti and with pulsating samba music, portly King Momo on Friday officially kicked off Rio's famed Carnival, a five-day fest that will climax in spectacular weekend parades of top samba schools.
Feb 07, 2013 14:57 EST
Carnival fever is in full swing in Rio as Brazil's Marvelous City gears up for its annual five-day extravaganza of sizzling samba dancing, glittering parades and wild merry-making.
Feb 03, 2013 20:25 EST
Hundreds of pets decked out with sequins, ruffles and hats paraded on Rio's famed Copacabana beach Sunday in an annual pre-Carnival extravaganza briefly interrupted by a spate of robberies.
Feb 02, 2013 12:35 EST
Tens of thousands of people across Brazil on Saturday paid their annual tribute to Iemanja, the goddess of the sea in the Afro-Brazilian religion Candomble, offering flowers, food and perfume, as drums belted out African rhythms.
Feb 02, 2013 08:42 EST
South Korea's "Gangnam Style" star Psy will take part in carnival celebrations in Rio and Salvador next week, according to the sponsors.
Jan 22, 2013 09:41 EST
Militants who seized an Algerian gas plant before they were killed in a bloodbath received logistical aid from Islamists in Libya, a well-informed source told AFP on Tuesday.
Dec 22, 2012 06:18 EST
Brazil President Dilma Rousseff has inaugurated the second stadium designated to stage 2014 World Cup matches.
Dec 15, 2012 22:38 EST
President Dilma Rousseff travels Sunday to the northeastern city of Fortaleza to inaugurate the first Brazilian stadium readied for the 2014 World Cup, an arena built in part by using prison labour.
Dec 01, 2012 11:11 EST
Hosts Brazil will face Japan in the opening match of the Confederations Cup on June 15 next year in Brasilia following Saturday's draw in Sao Paulo.
Nov 08, 2012 09:51 EST
Brazil and football's world governing body FIFA on Thursday confirmed that the 2013 Confederations Cup -- the dress rehearsal for the 2014 World Cup -- will be held in six host cities, as initially planned.
Nov 03, 2012 18:27 EDT
FIFA is under pressure to allow sales of a native Brazilian sandwich in stadiums at the 2014 World Cup amid allegations that the governing body is bowing to corporate sponsors such as McDonald's.
Nov 03, 2012 17:21 EDT
FIFA is under pressure to allow sales of a native Brazilian sandwich in stadiums at the 2014 World Cup amid accusations that the governing body is bowing to corporate sponsors such as McDonald's.
Oct 29, 2012 16:41 EDT
Brazil's ruling Workers Party (PT) emerged stronger from Sunday's nationwide municipal polls, leaving it well positioned for the 2014 presidential elections, analysts say.