Municipal guards with batons chase a mob of thieves that snatched bags and wallets from beachgoers on Arpoador beach, adjacent to Ipanema, in Rio de Janeiro on Nov. 20. Marcelo Carnaval/AP hide caption

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Swarming Thieves Wreak Havoc On Famed Rio Beaches

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Photos Reveal Harsh Detail Of Brazil's History With Slavery

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Brazilian Soccer Convention Canceled Amid Funding Foibles

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Christmas Will Come Early To Venezuela, But Is It Just A Ploy?

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Batista appears with Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff during a ceremony in celebration of the start of oil production by OGX, Batista's oil and gas company, in 2012. The company filed for bankruptcy Wednesday. Ricardo Moraes/Reuters /Landov hide caption

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The Billionaire Who Personified Brazil's Boom Goes Bust

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Demonstrators who are critical of the Catholic Church and favor abortion rights take part in a protest in Rio de Janeiro during Pope Francis' visit to Brazil on July 27. Abortion is illegal in Brazil with rare exceptions. Some lawmakers are attempting to make it even more restrictive. Tasso Marcelo/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Brazil's Restrictions On Abortion May Get More Restrictive

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Brazil's Black Bloc Activists: Criminals Or People Power?

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Cuba is sending thousands of badly needed doctors to Brazil, but Brazil's medical establishment has sought to block the program. Here, Cuban Dr. Yocelin Macias treats a patient in the capital Brasilia on Aug. 30. Eraldo Peres/AP hide caption

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'Castrocare' Divides Doctors In Cuba, Brazil

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An anti-government demonstrator dressed as Batman carries a Brazilian flag at a protest during Brazil's Independence Day celebrations in Rio de Janeiro earlier this month. The protesters called on the government to provide better security, education, health and public services. Ricardo Moraes/Reuters/Landov hide caption

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There Are Pitfalls If Brazil Wants To Secure Its Internet From Spies

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Volkswagen To End VW Van Production

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A couple review the work of Brazilian artist Victor Arruda during ArtRio, the International Art Fair of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on Sept. 5. Yasuyoshi Chiba/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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All Across Brazil, The Art Scene Is Shifting

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A Cable Car Ride Gives Insight Into Rio's 'Pacified' Favelas

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Brazil's President Postpones U.S. Visit Over Spying Concerns

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Brazil President Postpones U.S. Visit After NSA Revelations

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