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.
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?
Brazil leads the way in providing free and accessible health care. An Indian journalist says the U.S. could learn a thing or two.
Latin America now faces the challenge of coping with the potentially devastating impacts of climate change.
The world is on the brink of a major population milestone. Fred de Sam Lazaro and Steve Sapienza report on how a growing population is impacting societies across the globe.
Both Brazil and India have seen construction binges and tremendous economic growth in recent years, but contrasting fertility rates and access to contraception might determine their future.
Brazilian women's changing roles in society have led to a dramatic decrease in the country's fertility rates.
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.