| Oct 1, 2013
| 12:40 PM
JOSHUA TREE, Calif. — On an autumn morning like this one, they should be gearing up for a day of hiking amid the cacti, climbing up one of the more than 400 formations of high desert monzogranite or taking in the vista of Keyes View.
| Sep 29, 2013
| 8:04 PM
Oscar Castro-Neves, a Brazil-born guitarist who helped to create the cool, sensuous rhythms of bossa nova and orchestrated music for movies including "L.A. Story" and "Dirty Rotten Scoundrels," has died. He was 73.
Castro-Neves had cancer and died...
| Sep 27, 2013
| 12:31 PM
LIMA, Peru -- The United Nations' announcement that Peru last year surpassed Colombia in growing coca, the raw material for cocaine, highlights concerns about the Peruvian government’s ability to fight drug mafias and offer farmers alternatives,...
| Sep 25, 2013
| 1:30 PM
As we wrote earlier this summer, Apple faces a number of challenges in the smartphone market in Brazil.
But one of them appears to have been cleared.
A Brazilian judge has ruled that Apple has the right to use the iPhone name in Brazil, according to...
| Sep 20, 2013
| 2:43 PM
SAO PAULO -- A Brazilian rancher has been sentenced to 30 years in prison for ordering the killing of U.S.-born nun and Amazon environmental activist Dorothy Stang in 2005.
It was the fourth time that Vitalmiro Bastos de Moura was tried in Brazil's...
| Sep 24, 2013
| 7:59 AM
Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff used her lead-off speech at the annual United Nations General Assembly on Tuesday to blast the United States for operating a worldwide spying network that she said violates the sovereignty of other countries and the...
| Sep 20, 2013
Re "Brazilian president snubs U.S.," Sept. 18
When will the administration learn that it's our actions that upset people, not the disclosures or the whistle-blowers who made the actions come to light?
According to the White House, President Obama...
| Sep 19, 2013
| 5:48 PM
SAO PAULO, Brazil -- In the latest crackdown on corruption since protests exploded across the country in June, Brazilian police Thursday arrested four police officers and 15 others in a public pension scandal involving at least $135 million.
| Sep 16, 2013
| 2:55 PM
Beyonce had a close call Sunday night in Brazil when a too-excited fan almost yanked Queen B off stage and into the hive of buzzing concert-goers.
The singer was performing "The Mrs. Carter Tour" that night at Morumbi Stadium in Sao Paulo.
| Sep 17, 2013
| 12:57 PM
WASHINGTON -- A state visit to the U.S. by the president of Brazil was put on hold Tuesday in the latest diplomatic fallout from leaks by former National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden about U.S. spying tactics. Documents leaked by Snowden...
| Aug 20, 2013
| 9:51 AM
LONDON – Stung by mounting criticism, the British government Tuesday defended the detention of the partner of an American journalist who helped reveal widespread spying by the U.S. National Security Agency, saying that authorities had a duty to...