At a time when the demand for coconut products is exploding in the developed world, the 8 million farmers growing the fruit are far from benefiting — they face a widening gap between the value of their products in the West and what they earn.
Born out of a disaster, Canaan is a city without a government. But its future is uncertain. The world's newest city offers a lesson in post-disaster urbanism.
Long before Saudi women learned they will be able to drive, the country entrusted its financial market to a woman.
Remember the 2005 pitch by technology visionary Nicholas Negroponte for $100 laptops for all children? Aimed at self-empowered learning? Fell flat most places, but not in Uruguay.
Government recognition of transgender women in India could bring game-changing employment quotas for this oppressed minority.
In a country where malnutrition is still an epidemic, what positive effect did Narendra Modi's emphasis on privatization have on the 20 percent of Gujarati citizens living below the poverty line?
From Brooklyn to Lagos, ideas about womanhood and motherhood tend to be interwoven. A look at how the film "Mother of George" brings fresh light to Nigeria's fertility and abortion debates.