| Aug 11, 2013
If you go
THE BEST WAY TO BRAZIL RESORTS
From LAX, Copa, US Airways, United, American, LATAM and Delta offer connecting service (change of planes) to Rio de Janeiro. Restricted round-trip fares begin at $991, including taxes and fees.
| 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...
| Jul 27, 2013
| 9:07 AM
RIO DE JANEIRO--Pope Francis on Saturday seemed to endorse Brazilian demonstrators who have filled the streets here in recent weeks, urging government leaders to work to redress severe social inequities that cripple society. But he also told young...
| Jul 28, 2013
| 4:53 PM
RIO DE JANEIRO - Pope Francis wrapped up his first overseas trip Sunday with one of the largest papal Masses in recent history and a final entreaty for Catholic youth and their ministers to get out and spread the faith.
The pope’s flight to Rome...
| 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...
| Aug 23, 2013
| 2:00 PM
Paul Yoon's "Snow Hunters" is a novel in which little happens — not, in many ways, unlike life. This is not meant as criticism: Some of the fiction that moves me most is that with the least overt action, in which the interior rather than the...
| 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...
| Sep 1, 2013
Re "King's true message," Opinion, Aug. 27
Martin Luther King Jr.'s real message, Jonah Goldberg writes, was not racial justice but colorblindness, a mantle that has been taken up by today's conservatives.
Let's just assume for the sake of argument...
| Sep 1, 2013
Re "A vision for a new era," Column One, Aug. 28
Bernardo Paz may think that his art installations in the Brazilian countryside are transformative, but the real transformations are wrought by his mining activities in the state of Minas Gerais. Those are...
| Sep 1, 2013
Re "Coalition asks Brown to halt fracking in California," Aug. 29
Gov. Jerry Brown implies that California needs the money fracking would provide as much as it needs environmental protection.
What California depends on is water. We all need water, and...
| Sep 2, 2013
| 2:54 PM
SAO PAULO, Brazil --New documents leaked by former U.S. intelligence contractor Edward Snowden allege that Washington spied on the presidents of Mexico and Brazil, further complicating relations weeks before Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff’s...