The youths of Class C will change the face of Brazil

They now represent a decisive electoral power base

LATIN AMERICA

Brazil failing to lure tourists despite its many attractions

Only six million visit the South American nation annually compared to 53 million who come to Spain

LATIN AMERICA

Brazil’s Workers’ Party to take a hard look at itself following a wave of convictions

Rousseff’s grouping will discuss implementing internal reforms at upcoming convention

LATIN AMERICA

Brazil’s Workers’ Party reelects Falcão as its president

Lula da Silva steps out of the shadows to support his grouping’s leader

LATIN AMERICA

Brazil spied on French agents during Lula's first term

Folha de São Paulo reports that Abin kept tabs at launch base of Alcântara

LATIN AMERICA

Internet giants come out against Brazil’s measure to store computer-user data

President Rousseff introduces bill in answer to alleged US spying activities in her country

Rousseff proposes an international forum on Internet regulation

Brazil's president calls for a conference to discuss the rules for Internet use and to prevent spying

Two hopefuls for Brazil's presidency face off in first duel

President Dilma Rouseff and the ecologist Marina Silva stage a preview of next year's presidential campaign season

LATIN AMERICA

Petrobras hikes production by 50 percent to lift it out of crisis

Nine new units should be producing one million additional barrels by next year

THE CATHOLIC CHURCH

Pope Francis contemplates appointing a female cardinal

Observers believe pontiff is likely to make changes to allow a bigger role for women in the Church

LATIN AMERICA

Rousseff says “no” to Obama and cancels visit over spying revelations

Brazilian leader’s stance may earn her more support for a second run next year President to criticize US espionage at UN General Assembly

LATIN AMERICA

Brazil’s largest corruption case could be reopened if top court grants appeal

Twelve convicted former officials of Lula da Silva’s government could get new trials

“Celibacy is not a dogma,” says the Vatican’s new Secretary of State

LATIN AMERICA

Petrobras was also a target of NSA spying

Obama promises Rousseff explanation as Brazil leader considers visit snub

LATIN AMERICA

Brazil demands written explanation from Obama over spying allegations

New revelations emerge that US intelligence tapped President Rousseff’s calls

LATIN AMERICA

Rousseff’s fury over Bolivian fugitive incident

Ambassador prompts presidential ire by comparing senator’s confinement to dictatorship prisons

LATIN AMERICA

Rousseff forces minister out after Bolivian politician flees embassy

Patriota "knew nothing" of decision to help corruption suspect enter Brazil

LATIN AMERICA

Brazil to bring in 4,000 doctors from Cuba

The move is part of a program aimed at covering healthcare needs in the country’s poor interior

LATIN AMERICA

Brazil begins to collect blood and urine samples from 20,000 people for massive medical study

Critics believe that researchers may try to use results for unethical purposes

Murder of Spaniard in Brazil thought to be linked to environmental crimes

Gonzalo Alonso Hernández complained to authorities about illegal hunting activities near his home

LATIN AMERICA

Controversial Brazilian law offers rape victims right to an abortion

Religious leaders believe women who have not been assaulted will misuse measure

LATIN AMERICA

Pope Francis launches crusade against social inequalities and injustice

Jorge Mario Bergoglio begins first official visit to home continent Thousands swarm pontiff’s vehicle as it enters Rio de Janeiro

Pope Francis to launch his "social gospel" program from Brazil

Francis has chosen his home continent as the platform for his message to millions of young people

Intelligence agents arrested in Brazil for providing protection to drug traffickers

The intelligence officers were paid up to 150.000 dollars a year

LATIN AMERICA

Violence breaks out in Brazilian favelas ahead of Pope Francis visit

Rocinha was thought by police to have already been "pacified" thanks to special units

LATIN AMERICA

Anger at Brazilian politicians’ misuse of official planes

Congress speaker used plane to attend Confederations Cup match