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Police in the Nordeste de Amaralina slum complex in Salvador, Bahia State, March 28, 2013.

3 big reasons it’s so hard to tell just how violent the world’s most violent cities are

It's clear that countries in Latin America have high levels of violence. Putting an exact number on that violence is harder to do, however.
Salvador is one of the most colorful cities in Brazil.

Americans no longer need a visa to travel to Brazil. Here are 13 photos that will make you want to book a flight.

From Iguazu Falls to Pedra do Telégrafo, see photos of some stunning places in Brazil, which is eliminating visa requirements for American visitors.
Jair Bolsonaro, a controversial far-right politician, won the first round of Brazil's presidential election on Sunday.

The ‘Brazilian Donald Trump,’ Jair Bolsonaro, is visiting the White House. He was elected president despite saying he couldn’t love ...

Jair Bolsonaro, an incendiary far-right politician with misogynistic, homophobic, and militaristic views, visited the White House on Tuesday.
Men walk through a flooded street after heavy rains in the Vila Prudente neighborhood of São Paulo, Brazil on Monday.

20 photos show the aftermath of devastating flooding in Brazil that killed at least 13 people

The São Paulo state of Brazil was hit with nearly four inches of rain between Sunday afternoon and Monday afternoon.
Jair Bolsonaro holds a Brazilian flag in Brasilia, Brazil in March 2016.

The president of Brazil slams Carnival and tweets an explicit video after South America’s biggest street party made him a laughing stock

Jair Bolsonaro tweeted a explicit video in an attempt to "show the truth" about Carnival and to discredit partygoers' protests against him.
Is this Carnival or Mardi Gras?

Brazil’s Carnival and New Orleans’ Mardi Gras happen at the same time. Can you guess which picture is from which?

Brazil's Carnival and New Orleans' Mardi Gras happen around the same time every year, but each one has its own elaborate traditions.

Brazil’s notoriously high homicide rate went down for the first time in years, but security experts warn it could end up being a blip

Brazil has sharply reduced its violent deaths, after a peak last year. But experts say President Jair Bolsonaro's plans may force them up again.
A composite photo showing Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro in hospital this week (left) and him reacting to being stabbed (right) while a candidate in September 2018.

Brazil’s new president is in hospital, with pneumonia linked to a life-threatening stab wound he got on the campaign trail

Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro was getting a colostomy bag removed when he started to show symptoms of pneumonia.
Bolsonaro revealed plans to build a hydroelectric dam on the Trombetas River (in pink), a bridge at Óbidos, and a highway north to Suriname.

Brazil’s new president has started taking steps towards damaging the ‘lungs of the planet’

Brazilian president Bolsonaro's government revealed plans to build a dam, a bridge, and a highway extension in the "unproductive" Amazon rainforest.
Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL).

As tensions in Venezuela heighten, Marco Rubio says US should ‘go big’ on its relationship with Brazil’s new right-wing president

Marco Rubio, President Trump's point person on Latin American policy, wants the US to strengthen its bond with Brazil and its right-wing president.