BRASÍLIA, Brazil – Brazilian Army soldiers recently participated in a training exercise in which terrorists unleashed a chemical weapons attack during the Confederations Cup. The drill was part of security preparations leading to soccer tournament, which will be held from June 15-30. (Evaristo Sa/AFP)
Here are some steps so you won’t be a victim of crime.
Neymar, Ganso, Robinho and Pato are being counted on to lead Brazil at Copa América.
Almost half of the country’s murders in 2010 were committed by paid assassins.
Government invests in improvements in access to the park.
Chile, Colombia ahead while Argentina and Brazil underperform.
Central American nation home to as many as 20 cases of property fraud monthly.
NGO founded by Tia Dag on the outskirts of São Paulo serves 1,500 children, adolescents and young adults daily.
Uruguay, Chile meet in pivotal Group C game.
Renewable sources already meet 30% of the demand for primary energy in the region, but their share is expected to increase.
Illegal armed groups force women to have abortions and put them at risk of contracting sexually transmitted diseases.
CARICOM adopts the Declaration on Small Arms and Light Weapons at their annual meeting.
International organizations forecast continued high prices for the next several years.
The state of Acre, in Northern Brazil, has received federal and state investments totaling about R$1 million.
La Albiceleste on verge of being ousted from tournament.
Despite a lack of resources, efforts are being made to rescue children from poverty, violence.
Last year, Brazil’s Federal Police opened 70 investigations into accusations of pedophilia and 20 into alleged hate crimes.
Venezuela’s Vinotinto scores 1-0 victory over Ecuador.
This year, authorities have dismantled 203 criminal groups.
Cheap drug causing severe damage among country’s youth.
Jurrjens named to National League All-Star team.
Counter-narcotics agents arrest five suspects during raids in nation’s capital.
Study shows that 17% of surveyed students have engaged in cyberbullying and 16.8% have been victims.
La Albiceleste advances to quarterfinal game against Uruguay.
Journalists being prosecuted, jailed for their reporting.
La Vinotinto three wins away from winning first Copa América title.
UNESCO adds the Honduran reserve to its list of endangered World Heritage sites for the second time.
Neymar and Pato shine in 4-2 victory to earn lone win in pool play.
Since 2007, 21,318 firearms have been destroyed by authorities in the Andean nation.
Competition brings together more than 6,000 athletes from 111 countries in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
Marta scores four goals in tournament to lead Brazil to quarterfinals.
Authorities seek to eradicate Paraguayan People’s Army.
Otávio César Júnior established the first children’s library serving Complexo da Penha and Complexo do Alemão slums.
Uruguay, Peru, Venezuela and Paraguay each two wins away from winning championship.
Colombian musician César López creates hybrid between shotgun and electric guitar as a symbol of peace.
Increased police enforcement, protests by business owners and growing media coverage of the issue try to curtail the sector in Buenos Aires.
The Andean nation reports a high rate of depression, but the government is taking action to increase access to treatment.
Families of those killed still waiting for justice, 17 years later.
Proposal has been awaiting a vote since August 2009.
UNESCO adds Colombian coffee cultural landscapes and Nicaragua’s León Cathedral to the list.
“We will not allow the sport to be financed surreptitiously by criminals,” President Juan Manuel Santos said.
Venezuela, Peru meet in third-place game.
United Nations report warns about an increase in the production of these types of narcotics throughout the region.
Brig. Gen. Jamil Megid Junior, coordinator general of the Operational Planning Committee, sees positive impacts beyond the armed forces.
Diego Forlán scores twice to lead La Celeste to its record 15th Copa América title.
Former gangster reflects on life, hope, while working to keep youths from lives of crime.
Document signals end to crimes committed by soccer fans before, during and after games.
Copa América runners-up seek great showing in Argentina.
More than 3,600 ceased criminal activities in the past two years, NGO says.
Officials create system to manage and track the price of food.
Argentine Football Association begins global search to find replacement.
The National Civil Police reports 28% fewer cases of extortion between January and July of this year.
The Fray Bentos Cultural and Industrial Estate Complex was once the epicenter of an economic, industrial and social revolution.
Program officials say offering boxing and discipline to young people prevents them from turning to drug abuse and crime.
The café is the first in Paraguay run entirely by the deaf.
Uruguay’s No. 5 FIFA ranking is its highest ever.