Free treatment for all AIDS patients is said to be impractical in a developing country. It is expensive and difficult--but not impossible as Brazil has proven.
Can Brazil's cash transfer program be the single magic bullet to ensure poverty reduction? Not if the free public healthcare system does not work.
Community mapping is helping people in the Amazon assert their rights on the land where they have lived for generations.
If India plans to emulate the cash transfer program of Brazil, it needs to remember one thing - the program there is not about reducing subsidies, but increasing the efficiency of aid delivery.
The tide of brain drain – from developing countries to industrialized nations – has turned. Human capital is now returning home to Asia, Latin America, Eastern Europe, and Africa.
Reverse brain drain means twofold "brain gain" for Brazil as the global recession pulls native Brazilians home and, with them, a wave of European migrants leaving their austerity stricken homelands.
Brazil, with its growing economy, has become a magnet for immigration. Former Rio slums attract young, hip European immigrants looking for cheap housing.
Brazil, with its growing economy, has become a magnet for immigration, attracting not only low-skill workers from poor countires, but also high-skill professionals from Europe.
For conservation efforts in the Amazon to be successful, the people of the forests must be included. Mapping these people and their resources is the first step to doing this.
Enderson Araujo uses new media and technology to fight the one dimensional image of drugs and violence associated with Brazil's favelas.
Can basic minimum income for all eradicate hunger and need? A Brazilian politician sees it as humanity's great project for the 21st century.
The story of Elisangela, a single mother with two chronically ill children, reveals what is right and wrong with Brazil's free public healthcare system.