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

At some point, Qaddafi will be gone, and Libya will be able to start rebuilding. Will that be in time for World Cup 2014? Read more»

Venezuelan Vice President Elias Jaua criticized the United States’ jubilant reaction to bin Laden’s death. 'It never ceases to surprise how crime and murder have become normal and are celebrated.'

In Brazil, a soccer match was bigger news than Osama bin Laden's death. Reaction across Latin America was generally subdued and congratulatory — except in Venezuela. Read more»

Candid pronouncements on Latin America that became public thanks to Wikileaks began offer an unvarnished glimpse into America’s diplomatic priorities and methods as it navigates the hemisphere closest to home. Read more»

Workers are putting the final touches on five floats that tell the story of Rio de Janeiro’s oldest samba school, Estacio de Sa. The samba schools — organizations with loyal followings often based in poor neighborhoods — are at the heart of Rio's Carnaval. Read more»

Barak Obama appears at a rally celebrating Chicago's elevation to Olympic quarterfinalist, June 6, 2008.

The Chicago 2016 campaign delivered the news: the city council had backed financial guarantees for the city’s Olympic bid by a vote of 49-0 — as if it was a great victory on the gridiron. The good news was quickly offset by word that President Obama will not make the trip to Copenhagen and the IOC meeting where the 2016 Games will be awarded. Read more»