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Brazil-US: What’s at stake?

Analysis: From Boeing fighter jets to big oil fields, plenty’s left sitting on the table after Brazil and the United States called off their White House dinner.

Four thousand Cuban doctors to work in Brazil

Brazil has a severe shortage of doctors, especially in remote areas of the country. Cue the Cubans, who have a tradition of sending their doctors to help in countries like Venezuela and Haiti.

Murder rap: Who’s killing Brazil’s MCs?

Sao Paulo’s rap singers are demanding bulletproof vests after seven unsolved hip-hop murders. Some allege a death squad with rogue police is the culprit.

Pope Francis arrives in Brazil

Pope Francis arrived in Rio de Janeiro Monday evening, greeted by Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff and thousands of pilgrims who lined the city’s streets in anticipation of seeing the pontiff on his first international trip.