Brazil

Last year's Carnival in Rio de Janeiro. If you go out dressed like this in Seattle, people might stare. (Photo from Flickr by NateClicks)

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Who says we don't celebrate Carnival in Seattle? Here's your weekend schedule packed with Lenten events to keep you Catholics partying.

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Little is known about Zika, which has mild symptoms for adults, but doctors have found possible links between outbreaks and serious birth defects.

Milena, age 16, says lowering the adult trial age will just add to unfair application of criminal law in Brazil: “A rich kid can steal and murder but pay bail and be out of jail easy, while a kid from the favela will be stuck in prison.” (Photo by Katherine Jinyi Li)

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Brazil and the U.S. face surprisingly similar struggles with high incarceration rates and a school-to-prison pipeline facing poor youth.

A protester at the "March Against the Genocide of Black Youth" in São Paulo in 2014. (Photo by Katherine Jinyi Li)

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Black Brazilians are looking to the Black Lives Matter movement in America as they plant the seeds for their own rise to justice.

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Puget Sound health officials say that some Seattle-area schools need to see a boost in vaccination rates to prevent a measles outbreak.

Nicole Pita and Andre Mascarenhas are newlyweds on opposite sides of the world's fiercest soccer rivalry. (Photo by Andre Mascarenhas)

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Nicole Pita and Andre Mascarenhas are newlyweds on opposite sides of the world’s fiercest soccer rivalry.

(Photo by Cool Revolution / DC Media Group)

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Here in the U.S. it may feel like the sky is falling. But many people in the rest of the world are reacting to...

A resident of "Nova Holanda," a shantytown in Rio de Janeirno, holds a sign reading "No Violence" at a memorial for victims killed in a police incursion. (Photo by Nick Wong)

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More people were killed recently in a single police incursion into a Rio shantytown than in a month of raucous protests around the country.  Over...

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Sweden beats out the U.S. at using the internet  Sure, the U.S. is home to tech giants, media moguls and weird internet memes, but we...

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Face-kini sweeps China beaches as world's most awkward fashion fad This almost certainly beats out Jnco jeans and the piano key necktie as one of...

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Homer, Steinbeck and Dickens. Every high schooler has to read them, and now, their works might be a way for Brazilian prisoners to get...

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Facebook co-founder Eduardo Saverin is catching heat from US senators for renouncing his American citizenship to avoid taxes. Saverin was born in Brazil, moved to...