Correspondent Anita Elash reports on the latest in the investigation into the disappearance of an Air France airliner yesterday. 228 people were onboard. Brazil's Air Force says search planes discovered some debris floating in the Atlantic Ocean today, though it's not yet clear whether it's from the missing jet.
Today's Geo Quiz takes us to the Brazilian state of Minas Gerais. Its capital city, and the answer to the quiz, is Belo Horizonte. Damian Francis Wagner recently travelled there and sent an audio ?postcard?.
Fewer trees were cut down in the Amazon rainforest this past year. Climate scientists say Brazil has done well, but deforestation is more than one nation's problem. Marco Werman talks with Dr William Laurance of the Smithsonian Institution.
Scientists recently announced a potential breakthrough in the prevention of HIV. A pill normally used to treat HIV was found to protect gay men from becoming infected with the virus. Solana Pyne reports from Rio de Janeiro.
A gang of fair-haired women are believed to be have been kidnapping female shoppers and maxing out their credit cards. The police say the gang is responsible for at least 50 kidnappings in Sao Paulo and in Rio de Janeiro since their spree began in 2008.
The BBC 's Paulo Cabral is in the Brazilian city known for nightmarish traffic jams on the roads and in the sky. Traffic gridlock is getting worse as more and more Brazilians drive. One option available to some commuters: take a helicopter to work.
The American debate over same sex marriage resonates loudly around the globe. We turn our focus to Latin America. Same sex marriage is legal in Argentina, and in parts of Brazil and Mexico. Anchor Marco Werman speaks with reporter Lester Feder.