February 11th, 2013
05:56 PM ET
Shasta Darlington reports on the struggles of the Catholic Church in Brazil to keep the young interested.
June 29th, 2012
04:33 PM ET
By Shasta Darlington, CNN
Sao Paulo (CNN) – The number of evangelical Christians s in Brazil, the world’s largest Catholic country, has soared over the last decade, from 15% of the population in 2000 to to 22% of the population in 2010, according to a report issued on Friday.
Over the same period, the proportion of Catholic Brazilians fell from 74% of the population to to 65%, Brazil’s National Statistics Institute reported.
August 25th, 2011
12:27 PM ET
By Gabe LaMonica, CNN
(CNN) - To the world he gave a glimpse of greatness, to Brazil he gave hope, and to God he attributed everything.
On May 1, 1994, a day that was followed by three days of national mourning in Brazil, Ayrton Senna died behind the wheel of a Formula One vehicle when his car slammed into a wall off a high-speed turn on the track in Imola, Italy. He was 34 when he was killed while leading the San Marino Grand Prix.
His legacy as one of the world's greatest race car drivers in history lives on in a film directed by Asif Kapadia.
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