Brazil presidential candidates look back to the future

(Luciana Whitaker / Luciana Whitaker/ FTWP)

Candidates in the Oct. 26 election are campaigning on their past records, rather than future proposals.

    Snack madness on Mexico’s streets

    Snack madness on Mexico’s streets

    “Crazy Doritos” — a combo of corn chips, pork rinds, veggies and sauce — emerge from the snack laboratory of street-food culture.

    In Mexico, a grim truth below the surface

    In Mexico, a grim truth below the surface

    The dead bodies Mexican prosecutors have found were not the ones they were looking for.

    In latest Mexico massacre, fears of a new low

    In latest Mexico massacre, fears of a new low

    Officials said it may take two months to identify 28 bodies found in a grave, but signs point to missing students.

    Bolivia’s powerful incumbent plays politics at high altitude

    Bolivia’s powerful incumbent plays politics at high altitude

    Winning over foes and wielding gas riches, Bolivia’s Evo Morales coasts toward third presidential term.

    Brazil incumbent easily leads round 1 in presidential race

    Brazil incumbent easily leads round 1 in presidential race

    Dilma Rousseff now faces a runoff against Aécio Neves, a center-right opponent who surged into second place.

    Haiti’s exiled leader Jean-Claude ‘Baby Doc’ Duvalier dies at 63

    Haiti’s exiled leader Jean-Claude ‘Baby Doc’ Duvalier dies at 63

    The second-generation “president for life” followed his father’s terror apparatus and skimmed hundreds of millions from the treasury.

    Photos from around the region

    Life in Alem Paraiba, Brazil

    This is Brazil’s Midwest, a friendly, unassuming place with a quiet sense of time to be killed and space to kill it.

    The natural beauty of Great Inagua

    The Bahaman island features a park that is home to 60,000 flamingos and more than 130 other bird species.

    Bolivia’s president expected to coast to a third term

    Evo Morales, a former coca farmer, has consolidated control over nearly every facet of government

    A knockout brand

    Mexican brand Cleto Reyes Boxing gloves are used by pro boxers around the world and considered the best in the industry.

    Clashes over housing in Brazil

    Riot police evicted activists occupying an abandoned hotel in Sao Paulo. Then violence broke out in the streets.

    Aboard the USS America

    On its maiden voyage, the Navy’s newest warship is sailing around South America to its home port in San Diego.

    A dangerous journey and its emotional toll

    After crossing illegally into the states, Alex Ramirez, 10, of El Salvador, adjusts as he reunites with his mother after years apart.

    Rand Paul’s trip to Guatemala

    The senator reconnects with his medical roots — but his presidential ambitions are never out of view.

    Searching for Cindy

    A Honduran family struggles to find their firstborn daughter, then 10, who was lost during their attempt to enter the U.S.

    Fighting gold fever in the Amazon

    A gold rush in Peru’s Amazon is turning forests into desert. Can a crackdown stop the miners?

    Sinkholes pop up around the globe

    Often preceded by heavy rains, the formations can cause destruction and, in some cases, cost lives.

    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.