After successful World Cup, Brazil scrambles for Olympics

The Olympic Village is under construction in Rio de Janeiro.

Construction for the 2016 Games is behind schedule, and concerns about traffic and economic fairness arise.

In disappearing Mexican jungle, a fight for the future

In disappearing Mexican jungle, a fight for the future

The recent kidnapping of a famous biologist has highlighted a conflict with tribes over control of land.

For young migrants, alone and in limbo on the border

For young migrants, alone and in limbo on the border

Children are now stuck alone in shelters and bases.

Drug seizures down as migrants flood into Texas

Drug seizures down as migrants flood into Texas

Border Patrol stretched too thin to carry out normal interdiction duties, agents say.

Hotels too expensive? World Cup fans have options.

Hotels too expensive? World Cup fans have options.

Tents, sublets and even overpriced hostels are keeping many dreams alive.

‘Flying away’ from Colombia’s FARC rebels

‘Flying away’ from Colombia’s FARC rebels

Offering kindness and comforts, government entices rebel defections with its “reintegration” program.

Migrants overwhelm Border Patrol housing in Texas

Migrants overwhelm Border Patrol housing in Texas

In McAllen, a video shows crowded conditions for a wave of migrants, many of them women and children.

Photos from around the region

Inside La Gran Familia

According to Mexican officials, a police raid freed six babies, 154 girls, 278 boys, 50 women and 109 men from the filthy shelter.

The face of defeat

Tears turned to riots after Argentina was defeated in overtime at the World Cup.

The face of defeat

Tears turned to riots after Argentina was defeated in overtime at the World Cup.

World Cup final: Germany beats Argentina for title

Mario Goetze scores in extra time to give Germany a 1-0 win and its fourth World Cup championship.

World Cup Day 23: Argentina beats Netherlands

Argentina advances to Sunday’s final vs. Germany by edging the Dutch 4-2 on penalty kicks after a scoreless tie.

World Cup, on the sidelines

Reuters photographers share pictures offering their own quirky and creative view of the 2014 World Cup in Brazil.

World Cup Day 21: Argentina blanks Belgium, 1-0, and Netherlands edges Costa Rica

Argentina is back in the semifinals for first time since 1990 after defeating Belgium and Netherlands defeats Costa Rica on penalty kicks.

World Cup Day 20: Germany ousts France, 1-0 and Brazil bests Colombia, 2-1

Germany reaches the semifinals a record fourth straight time with a 1-0 victory over France, while Brazil edges Colombia, 2-1, but loses star forward Neymar to injury.

World Cup Day 18

France defeats Nigeria, 2-0, and Germany defeats Algeria, 2-1, in extra time.

World Cup Day 16: Brazil wins on penalty kicks; Colombia tops Uruguay

Knockout round begins with the host dodging an upset and Colombia reaching the quarterfinals for the first time.

Prince Harry visits Brazil

Britain’s Prince Harry is on a four-day official visit to Brazil, which is hosting the World Cup.

World Cup Day 13: Uruguay bests Italy, 1-0, and other games

Costa Rica and England tie 0-0; Colombia downs Japan, 4-1; Greece squeaks by Ivory Coast, 2-1.

Celebrities and politicians at World Cup

Internationally known figures are attending the FIFA games in Brazil.

World Cup Day 12: Mexico tops Croatia, 3-1

Netherlands defeats Chile, 2-0; Spain defeats Australia, 3-0; and Brazil defeats Cameroon, 4-1.

World Cup Day 10: Ghana vs. Germany and other games

Ghana and Germany tie at 2; Argentina defeats Iran, 1-0; Nigeria downs Bosnia, 1-0.

World Cup Day 9: Costa Rica defeats Italy, 1-0, and other games

France trounces Switzerland 5-2; Honduras and Ecuador face off at 6 p.m. Eastern time.