New data shows that the hairy-legged vampire bat of Pernambuco, Brazil, has developed an appetite for human blood over that of other possible prey.
The BRICS bloc of states have resolved to establish an alternative credit rating agency to counter western dominance in the financial markets. Will it work?
Evidence increasingly shows the effectiveness of controversial efforts, like northeastern Brazil's Attitude Programme, to feed and house at-risk drug users.
By exposing, prosecuting and sentencing Brazil's corrupt politicians, prosecutors, judges and citizens are draining the swamp that has overwhelmed the country for so long.
One of David Cameron's more tangible legacies is in danger as the UK rushes to secure trading partners around the globe.
Things keep getting worse for South America's most populous nation and biggest economy. What is going on, Brazil?
Violent massacres at prisons in the country's north, have disrupted a delicate balance of governance.
Fed up with corruption, violence and stagnant public services, more Brazilians are turning to hardline conservatism.
Being Brazilian in the US means navigating an identity that doesn't neatly fit into a single check-box, and can be perceived in vastly different ways depending on what part of the country you're in.
Brazil should ask itself which is more important: having a roof over your head or owning the roof over your head?
The UK political elite is overestimating the power of the Commonwealth’s brand in Africa as it seeks new partners in the wake of Brexit.
The last time the country's courts authorised such harsh police techniques as sleep deprivation and starvation was during the dictatorship.
South Africa is breathing a sigh of relief after escaping a credit rating downgrade. But there are still serious concerns around structure of the country's economy and finances.
Brazilian football club Chapecoense were en route to their first Copa Sudamericana final when their plane crashed, killing all but six on board.
A proposed budget freeze would hurt everyone, but history shows women take the hardest hit.
Brazil's place within the BRICS bloc is becoming questionable. Since the new President Michel Temer took over, Brazil's foreign policy has shifted away from BRICS ideals to favour western interests.
A moving dispatch from the frontline in the fight against Zika.
By denying 'Aquarius' its chance at the Oscars, Brazil's government summoned memories of dictatorship-era censorship and brought the film unprecedented attention.
We're used to debating the region's environment. But far-western Brazil has lots of urban problems too.
For decades, Brazil has worked to improve conditions in its poorest neighbourhoods: building roads, drainage, lighting, and safer housing. Will budget cuts end its ambitious slum-upgrading efforts?