After centuries of persecution, 'lost' Brazilian Jews struggle to regain their place

In the past few decades, Brazil has experienced an unexpected Jewish resurgence fueled by the descendants of Portuguese and Spanish Jews forced to convert to Christianity in colonial times.

As Venezuela refugee crisis builds, church struggles to carry out pope's call

Refugees fleeing Venezuela’s ongoing economic collapse are crossing the country’s borders to Colombia and Brazil, adding a new front in Latin America’s already critical migration situation, with thousands facing dangerous journeys to escape famine, poverty and political chaos.

Eyeing Amazon synod, Brazil accuses church of 'leftist agenda'

While the Vatican's synod on clergy sexual abuse has grabbed headlines in much of the world, another meeting of bishops, slated for October 2019, is already making news in Brazil.