June 13, 2016 /
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.
June 13, 2016 /
The Washington Post
Paraguay is the last bastion in Latin America for a colonial-era form of child labor. Affluent Paraguayans "adopt" poor youngsters to do domestic work for them. But that may soon change.
June 6, 2016
Claire Provost and Matt Kennard discuss their six-month exploration of the transfer of territory around the globe from the state to corporations for the past six months.
May 31, 2016
Juried competition results in exhibition at Smithsonian museum of about 50 finalists, which this year included Pulitzer Center grantee photographer.
May 30, 2016
2016 fellows report on a range of complex issues from around the world—from global health and perceptions of identity to environmental degradation and innovation.
May 27, 2016 /
Southern Illinois University Carbondale student fellow Anna Spoerre reports on education in rural Peru. Though free, it comes with costs for many families.
May 18, 2016 /
Many Peruvians migrate to Lima in the hopes of better educational opportunities, but success can be hard to come by in a city where wealth is controlled by a small minority and poverty is rampant.
May 16, 2016
We might soon have a treatment for Huntington's disease, but the Latin American communities who helped scientists uncover the cause are too poor to benefit. Who will help these forgotten people?
May 16, 2016 /
Efforts to treat Huntington’s disease involve costly drugs way beyond the reach of the poor communities in South America who take part in research studies
May 8, 2016 /
Ambitious experiment will test whether rising CO2 will boost the tropical carbon sink.