December 19, 2013 Cows and dogs, a dolphin and a sea turtle: Come join with commentator Barbara J. King as she counts down four of her favorite animal rescues from 2013.
December 17, 2013 The former NSA contractor lives in Russia where he has temporary asylum until mid-2014. In an open letter to the people of Brazil, he says permanent political asylum would give him the ability to talk more freely. The Brazilian newspaper that published the letter says Snowden wants asylum in Brazil.
December 10, 2013 For years, a car accident has been blamed in the 1976 death of former Brazilian President Juscelino Kubitschek. But a new inquiry has found the politician was murdered by the military dictatorship that ruled Brazil for 21 years.
December 5, 2013 Brazilian food used to be treated as the poor cousin of more renowned European cuisines. But not anymore. Brazilian food is having its moment in the sun. And chefs think that with the World Cup and the Olympics coming, it's going to get even bigger.
November 27, 2013 Why, exactly, would aliens who can travel the interstellar void want to physically probe the sex organs of humans, wonders physicist and commentator Marcelo Gleiser as he looks back on the story of Antônio Villas Boas.
November 13, 2013 A chance encounter forces commentator Marcelo Gleiser to reconsider his view of the relationship between science and religion. It's a life-changing experience that has driven him to dedicate his life to spreading the gospel of science education.
November 12, 2013 The South American country was the last place in the Americas to abolish slavery and that period coincided with a boom in the then new medium of photography. what resulted is arguably the largest archive of photographs of slavery in the world, and that is giving new insight to academics and ordinary Brazilians on the country's brutal past.
October 29, 2013 Since the demonstrations flared in the summer, confrontations with police have become a daily occurrence. Overnight, protesters burned buses and tractor trailers.
October 22, 2013 The steep cost isn't a case of price-gouging, the company says, but a sign of Brazil's heavy taxes and fees on imported electronics. Prospective customers say it could be cheaper to fly to the U.S. to buy the game console.
October 22, 2013 France, Mexico and Brazil are also among the U.S. allies that have expressed their displeasure following reports of NSA spying activities in their countries.
October 2, 2013 Cuba has been sending doctors abroad for decades to work throughout Latin America and as far away as Africa. So it's not surprising Brazil turned to Cuba when it wanted to import thousands of badly needed doctors. But Brazil's medical establishment objects and wants to block the program.
September 24, 2013 Dilma Rousseff had already called off a high-profile visit to Washington. Speaking at the U.N., she accuses the U.S. of violating Brazil's sovereignty with its spying programs.
September 17, 2013 President Dilma Rousseff was scheduled to visit President Obama on Oct. 23. She was set to be the first state visit of Obama's second term.
August 21, 2013 India is struggling — but it's not the only developing nation that's having economic troubles. Brazil, China and Russia are all slowing down. But the U.S., which struggled after the Great Recession, is showing some positive signs.
August 20, 2013 The company's troubles in Brazil mirror allegations it faces in China. They also are similar allegations of labor violations against Apple in China.