After reporting in Alabama and California, NewsHour Weekend Special Correspondent Simon Ostrovsky visits the final state that the UN says can exemplify some of the country’s most egregious human rights issues. More than one third of residents in McDowell County, West Virginia are below the poverty line, and many of them only have access to dental work when the pain becomes unbearable.
In 2014, an Ebola outbreak ravaged three West African countries. Now many of the same communities are facing a new health struggle: mental illness.
In Spain, a constitutional debate has arisen over the body of former dictator Francisco Franco.
Sanitary and living conditions for an estimated 2,000 homeless people along Los Angeles’ Skid Row are so severe that the United Nations recently compared them to Syrian refugee camps.
Three years into the migration crisis, Spain has overtaken Italy as the main entry point for African migrants, in part because of its more welcoming stance toward immigrants.
Libya has cracked down on African migrants seeking to flee to Europe. As a result, Morocco has become the new jumping off point from the African continent. One flashpoint is Ceuta, a Spanish enclave at the northern tip of the country.
Libya still struggles with turmoil two years after it regained control of its coast from ISIS, as unrest between factions spurs fears of a resurgence.
In Brazil, the temptation to clear more Amazon rainforest to meet the demand for meat and soybeans is huge. Can Amazon residents balance conservation and economic potential?
African migrants fleeing to Europe risk slave traffickers, starvation, and shipwreck.
In an attempt to report on the resurgence of ISIS and the migration crisis in Libya, two Western journalists navigate grave risks to tell their story.
Over a six-month offensive, Libyan security forces combined with U.S. airstrikes wiped out ISIS combatants from the country. Though it no longer controls Libyan territory, ISIS has renewed its attacks there.
In Brazil's Maranhao State, indigenous groups are battling a powerful logging mafia to protect the region's remaining and fragile Amazon rainforest. After years of decline, deforestation is again on the rise, threatening a terrifying climate change tipping point.