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Part One: Religious sisters still under pressure despite soothing language from the pope. Read more»

As the World Cup approaches, police have pushed much overt drug selling out of the center of Rio, but in the outskirts it’s narco business as usual. Read more»

The enemies of fun have triumphed. First they came for the vuvuzela. Now they've come for the caxirola. Read more»

If any of these 6 teams wins in Brazil, Germany could claim a share of the credit. Read more»

Spain with the cup after the World Cup 2010 Final against Netherlands in 2010

Mexico’s soccer team coach may have made heads spin when he said he wanted players to avoid having sex at next month’s World Cup in Brazil. But to coach Miguel “El Piojo” Herrera it made perfect, if not totally scientific, sense: Abstinence will make his men maximize their performance on the field. Read more»

You don't need to know that much about Brazil to take in this image. Read more»

The Brazilian government fears a Black Bloc World Cup.

Brazil’s ‘Black Bloc’ has gained infamy for fighting police. But what is it, really? Read more»

Independent journalism in the Americas is backsliding again, Freedom House says. Read more»

Police in Brazil's largest city will distribute safety pamphlets to World Cup visitors next month. Among the suggestions given is to hold your tongue when you're being robbed. Screaming will only get you killed. Solid advice. Read more»

Michelle Bachelet

For a region famous for “machismo,” Latin America is about to take an unlikely step: elect a record number of women presidents. Read more» 2

Conga mine protest in Cajamarca, Peru, March 2012

A quarter century after the shooting of Brazilian rubber-tapper and Amazon conservationist Chico Mendes sparked international outrage, it’s still almost routine for environmentalists across Latin America to pay for their activism with their lives. Read more»

Pope Francis

Some in the region see a streak of liberation theology in Francis, who is in Brazil this week for World Youth Day. Read more»

Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff

Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff is attempting to put an end to days of nationwide protests against government corruption and poor public transportation, healthcare and education. Read more»

All eyes are on Brazil as the continent’s largest nation prepares to host the World Cup next June and the Summer Olympics in 2016. On paper, these seem like perfect projects for Brazil. Read more»

Thousands of protesting youths brave police backlash in Brazil's largest cities. What's making Brazilians so angry? Read more»

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