Country

Brazil

Free Healthcare: Betting on Brazil

Can healthcare be a fundamental right provided free of cost to all citizens? The developing world looks to the Brazilian model. Can Brazil pull it off?

Reproductive Rights: Changing Attitudes in Brazil

As the influence of the Roman Catholic Church wanes in Brazil, novelas (TV soap operas) shape views on women's reproductive rights. The birth rate—6 children per woman in 1960—has decreased to 1.9 today.

Brazil: The Art of Equality

Elan Gepner, a winner of the 2010 Project Report contest, explores how several NGOs and activists in Brazil are steering the country's impoverished youth away from lives of crime and violence through creative programs.

Iguaçu: Beyond the Rumors

The chant-like call for Friday's mid-day prayer rings from the loudspeaker, breaking through the humid jungle air. Worshipers file into the shiny, white mosque, chatting in Arabic, Portuguese and Spanish as they take their spots on the soft, blue carpet.

A hush settles over the dome when Sheik Taleb Jomha, the spiritual leader, or imam, enters and climbs to his perch on the altar. He quickly commands the group's attention, leading this community of Muslim Brazilians as they turn towards Mecca and pray.