The Catholic Church claimed a victory in March when the Supreme Court put a 120-day hold on the implementation of a new reproductive health law that would provide contraceptives to poor families.
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Tension and despair are driving greater numbers of stateless Rohingyas to tempt fate on the open sea.
Jason Motlagh reports on the expansion of a copper mine that has pitted the Burmese government against villagers and Buddhist monks.
The prevalence of fake drugs in Uganda is leading growing numbers back to traditional medicine.
Palm oil boom in Indonesia and Malaysia is doing irreparable damage to rare biodiversity and accelerating the effects of global warming.
In a world hungry for cheap shrimp, Burmese migrants are the backbone of a Thai shrimp industry that is the world’s third largest. But low prices often come at their expense.
Thanks to a bottomless appetite for inexpensive shrimp in the West, Burmese migrants are the backbone of a Thai shrimp industry that is the world’s third largest. But there's a darker side.
A Chinese-backed hydroelectric dam in Burma is stalled for now but has already displaced thousands of ethnic Kachin. Its completion threatens a fragile ecosystem and a peace agreement with the rebels.
Deep in the hills of northern Burma’s Kachin State, a civil war grinds on between government forces and Kachin rebels, calling into question the more conciliatory signals emanating from the capital..
What is life like for a 13-year-old Haitian girl, two years after the earthquake?
Costa Rica is rapidly becoming another hub in Central America for drug trafficking, a source of rapidly increasing violence and a looming threat to the region's peace and stability.
A new UN report shows Honduras to have the highest murder rate in the world. With Mexico's drug cartels looking for new routes to the U.S. market, the grim toll in Honduras is likely to get worse.