May 16, 2013 Brazil's economic growth has brought about more illegal immigration and drug trafficking, so the country is hoping to make its borders more secure. But the experience in the U.S. shows that it can be a difficult undertaking.
March 27, 2013 The bank would fund infrastructure projects in emerging and developing countries. But the leaders of the BRICS nations — Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa — were unable to agree on how much capital such a bank would need.
January 28, 2013 Up to 1 billion people in emerging markets will buy mobile phones in the coming years, and many will use them in lieu of a computer. While this might seem a natural opportunity for Apple, it may be a struggle for the tech giant to land these new customers.
January 28, 2013 More than 230 people died. Many were overcome by fumes. Others couldn't get out because the exit wasn't large enough. In the confusion, about 50 victims may have thought a bathroom door was a way out.
January 27, 2013 At least 232 people are dead and 100 injured in the fire that broke out during a college party at Kiss, a nightclub in Santa Maria, Rio Grande do Sul state. The toll could make it one of the deadliest nightclub fires in more than a decade.
December 5, 2012 The Pritzker Prize-winning architect was known for some of the world's most famous modernist buildings, including Brasilia's crown-shaped cathedral. He was 104.
November 27, 2012 The pace of destruction of the Brazilian Amazon is at its lowest rate in more than two decades, says a new government report. According to data, 4,656 square kilometers of the rainforest were deforested in the 12 months through July 2012 — a 27 percent decrease from the previous year.