Rapid development and increasing groundwater extraction are causing parts of Kolkata to subside. Is the delta megacity doing enough to avert a crisis?
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Bolsa Familia, the Brazilian government's much-admired social welfare program, is constantly being reworked and readjusted to make it more effective. Henrique Luis Paiva explains how they do it.
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.
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.
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.