| Jul 26, 2013
| 7:43 AM
RIO DE JANEIRO -- Unusually heavy rains and cold temperatures have forced church organizers to change the location of Pope Francis’s final events this weekend, when he wraps up a busy pilgrimage to the world’s largest Roman Catholic country...
| Jul 26, 2013
| 9:00 AM
BOGOTA -- Although doubts about Brazil’s readiness to host next year’s World Cup have focused on renovations at 12 stadiums, some Brazil trade experts say they are more concerned about travel logistics and whether airports, mass transit...
| Aug 20, 2013
| 4:30 AM
LOCARNO, Switzerland — Modern-day film festivals are multiheaded beasts. Many tribes circulate within this increasingly crowded global ecosystem — filmmakers, critics, buyers, sellers, programmers, sponsors and, of course, the paying public...
| Jun 18, 2013
| 9:34 AM
Tens of thousands of protesters in Brazil held rallies in at least 11 capital cities Monday, the fifth straight day of demonstrations in opposition to such issues as rising public bus fares and police violence....
| Jul 9, 2013
| 8:40 PM
WASHINGTON — After leading the way out of the global recession, China and other big developing economies now are growing slower, a significant shift in momentum that augers weaker world growth and softer demand for U.S. exporters.
| Aug 8, 2013
| 5:50 PM
Despite its title, "Elysium" is no promised land.
Expectations were high that the film starring Matt Damon would carry the flag for thoughtful, big-budget films that care about more than profits. But it has ended up as something of a disappointment,...
| Jul 20, 2013
| 11:05 AM
He wades into crowds without hesitation, shaking hands and kissing babies. He cracks jokes and delivers unscripted remarks, to the occasional dismay of staffers scrambling to keep up.
Four months in office, Pope Francis is engaged in what seems like a...
| Jul 4, 2013
| 2:09 PM
SAN DIEGO -- Soccer superstar Neymar is from Brazil and will play next season in Spain. But he also has a growing fan base in the Bolivian capital of La Paz.
According to government officials there, 20% of male newborns are being given the name Neymar....
| Aug 10, 2013
| 9:00 AM
SÃO MIGUEL DOS MILAGRES, Brazil — Anyone who says it's the journey that matters most wasn't trying to navigate through the favelas of Maceió, my launch point for Brazil's Costa dos Corais, or Coral Coast, 50 miles north.
Although Maceió has a...
| Aug 21, 2013
The United States' take-no-prisoners (or, perhaps more aptly, take-too-many-prisoners) approach to drug control has few fans in Latin America, long the most violent battleground in the U.S. war on drugs. Uruguay, the smallest country in the region, has...
| Jul 25, 2013
| 5:40 PM
This post has been corrected, as noted below.
Rapper Kanye West probably won't face any felony charges over his altercation with a photographer at Los Angeles International Airport and may even be able to resolve a misdemeanor battery charge by...