Cash transfer programs are meant to reduce poverty but their effectiveness depends on each country.
The governor of the Minas Gerais State in southeastern Brazil declared a public health emergency on Friday over an outbreak of yellow fever that appears to have killed at least 10 people so far and led to reports of more than 100 suspected cases of the disease.
Scientists from Australia, Brazil and Spain will use a wireless sensor network to monitor wildlife in the Amazon.
Brazil’s economic authorities agree that fiscal reform that tackles the growing budget gap must be the first step towards recovery.
HBO's commitment to expand and strengthen its original productions in Latin America has conquered viewers across Latin America.
Venezuela’s political cusp is crumbling but still stands, in Bolivia, Evo maintains power and support. Everywhere else, the left is gone. Was their mistake made in politics or economics?
The graffiti is gaining more presence in Brazil, especially in Sao Paulo, a gray city that lends itself to colorful murals, but Rio de Janeiro does not stay back, where a couple of weeks ago opened the world's largest one, whose author is preparing a project Mexico City.
The Brazilian central bank cut its key interest rate by 0.25%, although it is still one of the highest in the world, it is a demonstration of trust in new policies.
Global debt reached 225% of the world GDP, Brazil has been one of the biggest borrowers. To whom do nations even pay this money?
Few families are able to overcome forced displacement caused by hydropower plant developments.
With the highest average iPhone price in the world, Brazil’s smartphone market was pushing away consumers, entrepreneurs might have the solution.
Brazil has a blossoming tech industry, most thought the crisis had all but broken it, however, it remains strong and may offer alternatives for development.
Rock in Rio has launched its environmental project Amazonia Live which aims to plant over a million trees.
Casinos were outlawed in 1946, but even then, they represented a considerable source of income for Brazil. Would bringing them back give Brazil a sense of progress?
Argentine Ministers are ecstatic, the Dilma Rousseff’s impeachment is a major stride in the ‘normalization’ of Brazil, something they’ve been looking forward to for a long time.
The Olympics opening ceremony in Rio (Brazil) was the perfect stage to restart the never ending debate on who deserves to be called the aviation pioneer after placing the 14-Bis flight (Dumont’s design) as the main character of the event.
Petrobrass scandal keeps damaging Dilma
An industrial complex the size of Manhattan opened this week, the man who envisioned it, Eike Batista, was notably absent in the inauguration.
Because Brazil is at the heart of the current Zika virus epidemic, the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro should be postponed or moved to a new location, a leading expert in population health and global development argues.
Even though some businesses will benefit greatly from the event, Moody’s assures that the positive impacts on the nation’s economy will be limited.
No even the Corcovado Christ knows what's next
Watching Brazil in the last year reminds me of a Roman tragedy
Despite being its best export, the effect of soybean production could be unfit to environmental commitments.
The current corruption scandal and contracting economy is making wealthy Brazilians think about leaving for good.
Ante el cambio en el sistema de justicia de Brazil, se espera un gran cambio y una notable mejora.
It was an acronym that spawned a host of summits, a development bank and a $100bn bailout fund. But Goldman Sachs, once the most energetic sponsor of the “Bric” investment theme, has quietly stepped away from it
TPP It’s likely to be a major boost to trade and investments among the United States, Japan, Australia, Singapore, Canada, Mexico, Peru, Chile and the remaining Pacific Basin signatory countries.
Venezuela to take 20,000 refugees while Chile offers home to 100 families, and Brazil, Argentina and Uruguay have all accepted Syrian refugees
In the margins of the Petrocaribe Summit currently taking place in Jamaica, Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro will be meeting the foreign ministers of Argentina and Brazil to discuss the border crisis with Colombia.
What is the best country to live in? Which nation can boast the happiest people or the most generally satisfied population? What countries provide the highest standards of human development or social and environmental progress?
Most people are well aware of the beef production exploits of Argentina and Brazil. Indeed many visitors to either country make it a priority to sink their teeth into a locally-produced steak.
According to Brazil’s Minister of Agriculture, country wants its trade relations with Russia to strengthen and continue past the end of the Moscow-imposed ban on agricultural imports from Western countries.
Banks in Brazil are now forecasting economic contraction in 2016 and if this proves correct it will be first time Latin America's largest economy shrinks two years running since the Great Depression.
Drug cartels, human rights crises and the collusion between criminals and the state: these are not topics one might expect to hear about at a literature festival. But Flip Festival in Brazil is a literature festival with its finger on the political pulse.
In the three decades since the restoration of democracy in Brazil, the centrist Party of the Brazilian Democratic Movement (PMDB) has rarely been out of power. The two presidents with no PMDB ministers in their cabinets had cause to regret it.
Latin American politicians need to know when to retire. “All political careers end in failure,” observed Enoch Powell, a British politician. But in Latin America, some seem never to end at all.
Mercosur agreed at the Brasilia summit that in the second half of the year they will address alternatives for the elimination of tariff and other similar barriers that impede the natural flow of trade of goods and services among its members. The initiative was agreed by Common Market Council, CMC, on the first day of deliberations and confirmed on Friday by the presidents of the group's full members.
Starting in 1908, hundreds of thousands of Japanese citizens left behind a then troubled economy to start a new life in South America's largest country. But when Brazil's economy hit troubled times in the 1980s, this process went into reverse and descendants of Japanese immigrants began to look to Japan
The leaders of Brazil, Russia, India, China, and South Africa (BRICS) are gathering in the Russian city of Ufa for their seventh annual summit.
New rules aimed at reducing Brazil's high number of caesarean births come into force.