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December 22, 2016|

Brazil: Taking Arts Behind Bars

Since 1990, University of Michigan students have been facilitating fine arts workshops in local prisons. In 2016, they took to a global stage, exploring prison arts in Brazil.

June 13, 2016|

Q&A: How a Soybean Boom Threatens the Amazon

Philip Fearnside, a biologist who studies the relationship between human activities, such as agriculture, and the protection of tropical forests, says that soy production threatens the Amazon forest.

November 18, 2016

Laboratory Earth

Dan Grossman

An unintended planet-wide experiment is underway–leading to warming temperatures and an acidifying ocean.

October 11, 2016

Life Inside: Art in Brazil Prisons

Kate Toporski

What happens when you send 20 University of Michigan students into Brazilian prisons to facilitate theater workshops? Join the Prison Creative Arts Project as they travel to Rio de Janiero, Brazil.

June 04, 2015

From Paradise to Peril: The Amazon's Isolated Tribes

Heather Pringle, Andrew Lawler

Some of the world’s last isolated tribes are poised to make contact with the outside world as illegal loggers, miners, cocaine traffickers and others penetrate their territory.

May 12, 2014

Brazil: The Real World Cup

Matthew Niederhauser

The Real World Cup looks at the largesse of the soccer extravaganza in Brazil by examining its actual impact on local communities and urban infrastructure in host cities around the country.

November 14, 2013

Sex and Sanitation in Brazil

Lauren Wilks

Prostitution is not illegal in Brazil. Yet a campaign to “clean-up” the country’s image ahead of the World Cup is rendering those working in Brazil’s sex industry increasingly vulnerable.

October 31, 2013

Powering Up Brazil

Juan Forero

How can you provide power for a country of 200 million people? This series examines Brazil's energy needs as one of the biggest economic players.

September 05, 2013

Rio de Janeiro on World Cup Watch

Jawad Wahabzada

With the 2014 World Cup fast approaching, 170,000 Brazilian favela residents are scheduled to relocate. Losing their homes will mean losing their identity and their past.

August 29, 2011

Brazil: Girl Power

Fred de Sam Lazaro

In Brazil, increased access to education, information and contraception have combined to lower the birth rate by two thirds over the last five decades.

April 01, 2006

Triple Frontier Project

Gabrielle Weiss, Kris Kitto

In the thick green rainforest at the triple frontier of Brazil, Paraguay and Argentina, a Muslim Arab community stands accused — yet again — of complicity in international terrorism. So far, investigations have turned up empty, but the community is learning to live with a target on its back....

September 22, 2011|

Meet Fred de Sam Lazaro

Fred de Sam Lazaro explains the source of declining birth rate in Brazil and how it could enhance women’s role in the society—a topic of his project “Brazil: Girl Power.”