Yana Paskova witnessed communist Bulgaria's transition to capitalism after the fall of the Berlin Wall. Now, she chronicles Cuba's recent slow evolution, noting parallels to her own youth.
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Peru's indigenous tribes depend on dwindling resources in disappearing forests. As they increasingly emerge from the jungle, these hunter gatherers face unfamiliar pathogens, people, and laws.
After years of working in an illegal gold mine, He Quangui, of China's Shaanxi Province, battles silicosis—an irreversible and painful lung disease.
In Vietnam, rural areas still lack tuberculosis vaccines and accurate diagnostic tools. The GeneXpert machine has improved TB diagnosis and spurred a wave of innovations in TB testing.
Poland is home to six of Europe’s 10 most polluted cities. The filthy air is largely a result of Poland’s heavy reliance on hard coal for power and heat.
In the 1960s, fears of overpopulation sparked campaigns for population control. But whatever became of the population bomb?
Can mapping neural pathways help us make friends with our enemies?
Joshua Hammer writes about the Festival on the Niger in Mali.
David Rohde reviews Yochi Dreazen's new book The Invisible Front: Love and Loss in an Era of Endless War about PTSD and soldiers and civilians who struggle with depression.
When the Islamic State threatened Kirkuk's borders, Kurdish peshmerga rushed in to protect it. But some of the city's residents see the presence of Kurdish forces as an occupying force.
In a remote valley in Cambodia, a group of young monks join the Chong people in a fight to protect their forests, livelihood and heritage from the looming construction of a hydroelectric dam.
Several African countries are preemptively treating children for malaria after trials found the measure drastically lowers deaths. Will on-the-ground results be as promising?