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Stray Dog Helping Kids Jump Rope Will Make Your Heart Skip

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | Posted 10.02.2015 | Good News

Man's best friend can also be a neighborhood's best playmate. This video of a stray dog helping children jump rope in Brazil is charmin...

With Mera and Don Rubell in Brazil

Simon Watson | Posted 09.05.2015 | Arts
Simon Watson

IT WAS A thrill last April to spend time in São Paulo with legendary art collectors Mera and Don Rubell, who were in town for the SP-Arte art fair. Together, we explored the fair and visited the studios of dozens of hot-and-happening artists.

The Most Popular Countries For Sex Tourism

Oyster | Posted 09.01.2015 | Travel

Each of the following countries have gorgeous and culturally-interesting cities that lure more PG-minded tourists, but they also all have very visible and widespread prostitution that attract visitors of another kind.

13 Olympic Rowers Fall Ill After Competing In Polluted Brazilian Lake

AP | Justin Block | Posted 08.12.2015 | Sports

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REPORT: Olympians At 2016 Games Will Be Swimming And Boating In Contaminated Waters

AP | Jade Walker | Posted 07.30.2015 | Sports

  RIO DE JANEIRO — Athletes competing in next year's Summer Olympics here will be swimming and boating in waters so contaminated with huma...

With Apologies to My Mother

Juliana Barbassa | Posted 07.28.2015 | Books
Juliana Barbassa

Holding my own country to different -- lower -- standards would be the real offense. I expect more, not less, of Brazil.

Youth as Engines of Change

Josephine d'Allant | Posted 07.27.2015 | Impact
Josephine d'Allant

For cities across the Global South with rapidly-growing populations, youth are widely seen as holding the keys to the future. At the same time, however, they typically face higher rates of unemployment than the rest of the population.

Brazil's Gun Violence Problem Is 'Made in Brazil'

Robert Muggah | Posted 07.20.2015 | World
Robert Muggah

According to military and civil police records, 3,989 firearms were collected in the first five months of 2015. Of these, roughly 80 percent were handguns.

A Seat at the Table: Demanding a Voice in Development

Josephine d'Allant | Posted 07.02.2015 | Impact
Josephine d'Allant

Across the Global South, there is a slowly growing understanding that nobody can know the challenges and needs of the urban poor better than the urban poor themselves.

Two Birds With One Stone: Transforming Waste Into Biofuel

Josephine d'Allant | Posted 05.11.2015 | Impact
Josephine d'Allant

Around the global south, cities struggle to provide electricity and energy to all their residents, and unsurprisingly, the poorest residents are most likely to remain disconnected from formal power systems. Many of the same cities also face an immense garbage challenge: what to do with overwhelming amounts of unsanitary and even toxic waste.

Designing the 5th Wall: Don't Forget to Look Up

Bonnie McCarthy | Posted 05.01.2015 | HuffPost Home
Bonnie McCarthy

Michelangelo did it in a church. Marie Antoinette did it with mirrors -- but somewhere along the way the rest of us forgot to look up -- and paying attention to ceiling design faded mostly into history.

In Brazil, Police Violence Claims Black and Poor Victims

Paulo Roberto Junior | Posted 06.10.2015 | Black Voices
Paulo Roberto Junior

We cannot continue to allow citizens to be killed every day in cold blood because we consider confrontations between cops and criminals to be "natural."

Rising Stars of Rap: Pearls Negras | Posted 03.11.2015 | Arts

Long gone are the days where women were merely background accessories to rap videos. "Women can handle rap too, we're standing up for women's power."

The Insurmountable Culture Gap

Amanda Glassman | Posted 02.24.2015 | Travel
Amanda Glassman

Travel is meant to immerse you in the world, but in reality it is only from the perspective of an outsider. Hemingway never truly knew what it was like to be Cuban. I slept next door to his apartment in Havana--the big pink building is a residence that most Cubans could only dream of.

The Beautiful Sights of Rio de Janeiro

Architectural Digest | Posted 02.07.2015 | Arts
Architectural Digest

Rio de Janeiro becomes the epicenter of the celebrations going on throughout the country.

10 Sublime Escapes to the Winter Sun of Latin America

Jacada Travel | Posted 01.24.2015 | Travel
Jacada Travel

Make the most of Latin America's summer months - from January to March - by retreating to its sun-soaked beaches, mountains and vibrant cities.

Brazil and South Africa Are Addicted to Gun Violence

Robert Muggah | Posted 01.19.2015 | World
Robert Muggah

There is nothing inevitable about gun violence. And while the scandalously high rates of murder in both Brazil and South Africa are treated by many as "normal," there are encouraging signs of change. Targeted crime prevention measures and public health interventions pursued in both countries are cause for cautious optimism.

The Sexiest Nude Beach Ever?!

The Huffington Post | Suzy Strutner | Posted 11.17.2014 | Travel

Joy to the nudies! The Brazilian city of Rio de Janeiro got its first official nudist beach this week, in what one activist calls a "courageous de...

Study: Brazilian Police Kill Average Of 6 People A Day

AP | Posted 01.11.2015 | World

SAO PAULO (AP) — Brazilian police killed more than 11,000 people between 2009 and 2013 for an average of six killings a day, a public safety NGO sai...

The Boy On The Bus Who Changed My Perspective

Angela Conway | Posted 01.11.2015 | Travel
Angela Conway

There are some things that are very meaningful and happen when you least expect it. I guess, like angels, some people just sweep into your life and leave imprints that give you a little bit of understanding, and it is for us to learn from it, and pass it along. I know there wasn't much that I did for the boy on the bus but there was a lot that he did for me.

An Action Plan to Help Sick Kids Break out of Poverty

Skoll Foundation | Posted 01.05.2015 | Impact
Skoll Foundation

In the long term, Brazil Child Health aspires to scale its proven methodology, making it available globally to break the cycle of misery and poverty that impacts so many families facing serious health and social barriers.

Cities and Nations Must Collaborate to Fight Climate Change

Anne Hidalgo | Posted 11.22.2014 | Green
Anne Hidalgo

From Rio to Paris to Istanbul to Durban to Seoul, city mayors are already making great progress in reducing greenhouse-gas emissions and minimizing climate risks.

Christ The Redeemer Turns Green For People's Climate March

The Huffington Post | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 09.20.2014 | Religion

Rio de Janeiro's iconic Christ the Redeemer statue got a makeover to honor climate activism as the UN's Climate Summit approaches on Tuesday. Typic...

Gunmen Apologize While Robbing Rio Archbishop

AP | Posted 09.16.2014 | Religion

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) - The Roman Catholic Archbishop of Rio de Janeiro escaped injury during a robbery by three gunmen, the city's archdiocese said Tue...

Brazil's Killing Fields

Robert Muggah | Posted 11.10.2014 | Crime
Robert Muggah

Brazil is the world's murder capital. Its grisly toll cannot be put down to a so-called culture of violence. To the contrary: These preventable deaths are a result of policy failures. Brazil's violent crime wave can be reversed.