December 2, 2016 /
For many, Castro was a symbol of Cuba's hope for strong leadership in a new era of prosperity. But for others, his legacy represents unfulfilled promises and relentless control.
November 22, 2016 /
Three Weddings Press
"The Chilean Chronicles" is a compilation of writings from Jeff Kelly Lowenstein's 2013 semester as a Fulbright Scholar at Diego Portales University in Santiago.
October 27, 2016 /
A look into the life of residents in Setswetla, an informal settlement in Johannesburg's Alexandra Township.
October 13, 2016 /
The people and places in Alex tell the township’s story and history, among them rival organizations of longtime property owners, a soup kitchen for drug addicts, and a hostel built under apartheid.
October 12, 2016 /
Boston University News Service
In India, disability is both a consequence and a cause of abject poverty.
October 3, 2016 /
Virginia Quarterly Review
San Salvador’s upstart mayor, Nayib Bukele, has promised a new way forward for a city besieged by decades of violence. His biggest obstacle, however, may not be the city’s gangs, but the city’s idea...
September 30, 2016
A look at how climate change impacts Iran.
September 20, 2016 /
Christian Belanger reports on the tense relationship between the government and the street traders and scrap metal collectors who contribute to the township's informal economy. Would regulation help?
September 19, 2016
The South African government is working to reform Alexandra Township, one of the poorest, most densely populated areas of Johannesburg, still struggling to overcome the legacy of apartheid. Can it...
September 19, 2016 /
Since 2001, millions of dollars have been spent to improve a poor Johannesburg township. Residents say, however, that the project has often failed to meet their needs.