Their drama is part of a deepening regional humanitarian crisis set off by the exodus of tens of thousands of Venezuelans who are voting with their feet and abandoning their country, mainly into neighboring Colombia, and also Ecuador and Peru.
Economists say the plan announced on Friday is likely to escalate the crisis facing the once-prosperous country that is now suffering from Soviet-style product shortages and a mass exodus of citizens fleeing for nearby South American countries.
El Niño is back. That could mean trouble for crops from Africa to Australia, drought relief for Brazil and California — and new record global temperatures as the Pacific Ocean warms up and brings the heat along with it.
Brazilian supermodel Fernanda Lima has received a torrent of online abuse from Iranian soccer fans, following her appearance at last week's World Cup draw. Lima's dress was too revealing for Iranian TV, which interrupted the live program every time the cameras focused on the model — which was often.
Brazil's surge in microcephaly cases has been widely blamed on the Zika virus. Now some claim it might be caused by pesticides, or even vaccines. We asked an NIH expert to sort out what we know from what we don't.
Despite over half of Brazilians claiming African descent, black Brazilians face widespread racism — which often manifests itself in violence. For the women of Miss Black Power Brazil, resistance against racism comes from a natural place — their hair.
A photo of three pioneering women doctors has been circulating in social media -- but they're not wearing white lab coats. They're wearing culturally significant dress and they represent the first women doctors from their countries, back in the 1800s.
The Trump brand might seem like a hard sell these days — especially in Latin America. But a couple of years ago, Brazilian businessman Paulo Figueiredo Jr. backed an ambitious project: building South America’s first Trump hotel.