Tens of thousands of people gathered on the streets of Rio de Janeiro to catch a glimpse of Pope Francis as he traveled in an open vehicle. The pope is in Brazil for the Catholic church's annual World Youth Day.
Thousands of Brazilian soldiers have been deployed in Rio de Janeiro to tackle the rise in street crime. Nearly a hundred members of the security forces have been killed in Rio this year.
Brazilians often look for stories about North Korea on the internet. One reason is a mutual entrenched distrust of the US. Researchers have been trying to dig a little deeper to find out more about the phenomenon.
The Rio Olympics were a breeding ground for corruption that left behind crumbling mega-projects. But they also emboldened locals to organize and raise their voices against Brazil's plutocracy, Andrew Purcell reports.
The presidential decree opening up the Renca reserve in northern Brazil had been met with protests and a partial climbdown. But the attorney general is to appeal the federal court decision suspending the mining.
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