Surveys say Brazilians are the world's most frequent bathers, taking on average 12 showers a week. But a historic drought is making taps run dry across southeastern Brazil, particularly in South America's largest city of Sao Paulo.
Police surprised a group of suspects trying to blow up an automatic teller machine in the eastern city of Salvador, sparking a shootout Friday that killed at least 13 of the would-be robbers, law enforcement officials said.
A federal investigation into a kickback scheme at Brazil's state oil company has, so far, ensnared 30 executives. In Sao Paulo, prosecutors accuse 33 businessmen of running a "cartel" to profit from the city's subway system.
Brazil took its most significant step yet to address the human rights violations of its military dictatorship on Wednesday, releasing an exhaustive report that documents nearly two decades of government-approved political killings and torture.
The cutting of trees, scientists say, is hindering the ability of Brazil's jungles to absorb carbon from the air and to pull enough water through tree roots to supply gigantic "sky rivers" that move more moisture than the Amazon river itself.
A jury in northeastern Brazil delivered sentences of 20-23 years in prison for three people convicted of killing two women, eating parts of their bodies and using some of their flesh to make and sell stuffed pastries, a court official said Saturday.
Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff was re-elected by the narrowest margin in three decades, handing her left-leaning Workers' Party its weakest mandate as it confronts some of the country's biggest challenges in years.