4 May 2017
A year ago, Brazil was struggling with the Zika epidemic. The mosquito-borne virus killed more than 180 people in the country and caused 10,000 babies to be born with microcephaly or underdeveloped brains.
24 Mar 2017
Hat-trick man Paulinho reflects on Brazil's 4-1 win away to Uruguay.
11 Mar 2017
Parishioners in Argentina, Brazil, and Mexico say they support Pope Francis in considering to ordain older married men as priests in isolated communities as a way to tackle a shortage of clergy.
2 Mar 2017
A fire destroys houses and shops in Sao Paulo’s Paraisopolis favela in Brazil.
25 Jan 2017
Brazilian police are hunting for 62 inmates who broke out of a jail in the latest unrest to hit the country's overcrowded prisons.
22 Jan 2017
The Brazilian football team that lost much of its squad when their plane crashed last November has made an emotional return to the pitch.
20 Jan 2017
Stick-wielding inmates hurl stones and light fires in a Brazilian jail where dozens were previously massacred, as authorities struggle to contain a wave of gang violence.
16 Jan 2017
Donald Trump has had a busy weekend. He was criticised by CIA Director John Brennan and he gave multiple interviews, including one of his first to the European press.
16 Jan 2017
The latest in a string of brutal prison massacres involving suspected gang members in Brazil has killed 26 inmates, most of whom were beheaded, officials say.
7 Jan 2017
Security experts blame the escalating tensions between rival drug gangs in the state of Roraima for the violence.
3 Jan 2017
Around 60 people have been killed in a bloody prison riot sparked by a war between rival drug gangs 'First Capital Command' and 'North Family'.
2 Jan 2017
A gunman stormed a house party and killed 11 people, including his former wife and 8-year-old son, before shooting himself in the head during a New Year's party in southeastern Brazil.