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Landless Workers' Movement farmers gather food to distribute to poor communities.

Brazil’s small farmers tackle food insecurity, hunger amid the pandemic 

In Brazil, hunger, poverty and unemployment have spiked alongside COVID-19. But the Landless Workers' Movement, a massive organization of small farmers, is doing its best to help tackle the problem.

Brazil’s small farmers tackle food insecurity, hunger amid the pandemic 
doctors at Ipojuca

A 'tsunami of disease' slams Brazil's health system

A 'tsunami of disease' slams Brazil's health system
Nadja Cristina Gomes Bezerra

Brazil's microcephaly outbreak captured in portraits

Brazil's microcephaly outbreak captured in portraits
Germana Soares is shown holding her child next to a doctor holding a black and white striped card.

'We have a child with microcephaly, and we're happy'

'We have a child with microcephaly, and we're happy'
Elaine Marques, 29 (center left) smiles at Germana Soares, 24, at a group birthday party for babies born with microcephaly in Recife, Brazil.

How Brazil's favorite app is helping doctors and parents cope with microcephaly

How Brazil's favorite app is helping doctors and parents cope with microcephaly
A woman and child in costume dance during a street carnival at which health workers distributed kits with information about the Zika virus, on Ipanema beach in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

As Brazil marks Carnival, women worry about Zika

With no end to the outbreak in sight, Zika has become a part of the five-day celebrations. Mosquito costumes have featured heavily in parades across the country. Health officials handed out paper fans with information about how to avoid the virus. And some pregnant women did what was once unthinkable in a nation known for its celebratory spirit — they stayed home.

As Brazil marks Carnival, women worry about Zika
Dr. Natalia Brin examines a 2-month-old with suspected microcephaly in Brazil.

A new link between Zika and microcephaly is found in Brazil

Researchers in Brazil are still trying to see if there is a definitive connection between Zika and Microcephaly. There's new evidence that is pointing them in that direction.

A new link between Zika and microcephaly is found in Brazil
Child neurologist Vanessa Van Der Linden checks X-rays of a baby's skull with microcephaly at the hospital Barao de Lucena in Recife, Brazil, Jan. 26.

Good news: On Brazil's Zika front lines, cases of microcephaly may be dropping

Pernambuco state registered 194 cases in the first week of November. Last week, it reported just 34.

Good news: On Brazil's Zika front lines, cases of microcephaly may be dropping
USA national soccer team head coach Jurgen Klinsmann (C) speaks to his players ahead of their training session in Manaus.

Will the US make a 'gentleman's agreement' with Germany?

The United States national soccer team will take on Germany's team on Thursday. The US coach used to be the German national coach. Rumors have been swirling about what will happen when the teams and the coaches compete on in Recife.

Will the US make a 'gentleman's agreement' with Germany?
A pregnant woman

In Brazil, half of all mothers have C-sections — whether they want it or not

Many women in Brazil want to deliver their babies by Cesarean section — for them, it is convenient, modern and clean. But others say they are forced into delivering their babies through surgery, in a country with one of the highest c-section rates in the world.

In Brazil, half of all mothers have C-sections — whether they want it or not
Janaina Oliveira

For Brazil's new middle class, 'little strolls' are becoming a protest movement

Brazil's economic success has created a new middle class that expects more access and more resources than it used to get. But not everyone in Brazil seems to be ready for that.

For Brazil's new middle class, 'little strolls' are becoming a protest movement
FIFA official and engineer inspect stadium in Sao Paulo, Brazil

Why I have good reason to worry when I go to the World Cup in Brazil

It's part of the ritual of big sporting events. In the run-up, there's always a bit of worry about whether all the venues will be ready in time. But in Brazil, which is hosting this year's World Cup soccer tournament, that worry is more like an anxiety attack right now. And since I'm planning to travel to Brazil for the World Cup this summer, I'm feeling some of that anxiety too.

Why I have good reason to worry when I go to the World Cup in Brazil

Clay Ross and Brazilian Bluegrass

The World's Alex Gallafent profiles South Carolina guitarist Clay Ross who fuses Brazilian rhythms with American Jazz beats.

Clay Ross and Brazilian Bluegrass
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Global Hit Siba

The World's William Troop tells us about a musician from Brazil named Siba. He specializes in a kind of poetic street music that is popular in Brazil's northeastern corner. This is not samba, or bossa nova.

Global Hit Siba