Small towns and big cities across Brazil celebrate Carnival (5 - 9 February 2016) with wild abandon, and nobody does it better than a Cidade Maravilhosa, or the Marvellous City, as Cariocas like to think of Rio de Janeiro.
2 million people flood the beach at Copacabana in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on New Year's Eve every year to watch the spectacular fireworks at midnight, but to make offerings to the African sea goddess, Iamanja
Copa Airlines of Panama orders 61 Boeing 737 Max 8 and Max 9 aircraft to replace ageing airplanes and support the carrier's expansion plans. The airline maintains a hub at Panama City, a.k.a. the Hub of the Americas
Avianca takes delivery on a Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner, the first airline in Latin American to take delivery of the technologically advanced aircraft.
Brazil has come a long way since 2007, when thousands of fans poured into the streets to celebrate the country's being awarded the 2014 World Cup. There have been strikes followed by riots. Is Brazil ready to welcome the world?