The Brazilian city of Fortaleza is building the largest aquarium in South America, and much of the funding is coming from the US. It's all designed to boost the city's tourism economy, but can a massive new aquarium deliver benefits to Fortalezans?
For the past eight years, an international ban has protected Brazil's forests from being cleared to grow soybeans. But that ban expires in December, and some people in Brazil fear that soy farmers are coming soon for their forests.
Pope Francis has already called attention to poverty and inequality, and he's now calling Catholics to pay more notice to the environment. In doing so, he could change not only policy but the way that people view sin and responsibility.
This might just be a case of "don't knock it until you try it." Guinea pig, or "cuy" in Spanish, is a delicacy in parts of Latin America. But just how hard is it to find good quality cuy in the United States?
At the World Cup in Brazil, the pitches have been taking a beating. Imagine how your back yard would look after all that foot traffic and slide tackling. But Brazil has a secret — hardy, perennial ryegrass seed from Manitoba, Canada.
Many women in Brazil want to deliver their babies by Cesarean section — for them, it is convenient, modern and clean. But others say they are forced into delivering their babies through surgery, in a country with one of the highest c-section rates in the world.
Dengue Fever is one of the biggest killers in tropical countries. It's carried by mosquitoes that have proven tough to eradicate, so now officials in Brazil are trying a new approach: mosquitoes that have been genetically modified.
It's part of the ritual of big sporting events. In the run-up, there's always a bit of worry about whether all the venues will be ready in time. But in Brazil, which is hosting this year's World Cup soccer tournament, that worry is more like an anxiety attack right now. And since I'm planning to travel to Brazil for the World Cup this summer, I'm feeling some of that anxiety too.
The Los Angeles Philharmonic conductor Gustavo Dudamel is the most famous product of Venezuela's program of universal music education. And as Venezuela finds itself embroiled in protests, Dudamel is being pushed into taking sides.
This year's World Cup has brought fandom and ad-dom together in a way never before seen before. Companies have created a barrage of commercials that are more similar to action-packed movies than what you might see in your nightly sitcoms.
Who would see promise in a bankrupt Detroit and invest in an infamous factory abandoned 60 years ago? A Spanish developer who lost everything in 2008 and proved he could rebuild himself and a city, in Peru.
In Colombia, World Cup celebrations turned rowdy — and deadly. Nine deaths and widespread arrests led some cities to ban alcohol while Colombia is playing, which has saved lives but devastated some businesses.
As the Republican Party prepares to nominate its first Mormon candidate for president next week, there's growing interest in Mormon practice, especially young Mormons serving missions around the world.
Earlier this year, we profiled three crazy Englishmen who set out on a trip to walk more than a thousand miles to the World Cup in Brazil. At the time, no one knew it would turn into a story about a dog.