Similar actions against environmental defenders are mounting throughout Central and South America.
With the effects of climate change threatening food supply as population grows, “China is positioning itself for the struggle to come—the struggle to find enough to eat,” says a leading U.K. climate scientist.
Left-leaning parties like the PT face a conundrum in Latin America: that liberalism and its tolerance for political activity offer openings to right-wing parties that have no qualms about exploiting democratic expression in order to quash democracy.
The World Health Organization has declared a rare “public health emergency of international concern” because of the apparent link between the Zika virus and a huge increase in serious birth defects in Central and South America.
Circumstantial evidence points to Zika as the cause of a spike in babies born with brain damage and shrunken heads, known as microcephaly. It could take a decade to develop a vaccine.
Despite having one of the highest murder tolls on the planet, Brazil is considering a law under which anyone over 21, including people accused of crimes or convicted of less serious crimes, would be allowed to purchase up to nine firearms a year and 50 rounds of ammunition a month.
David Gordon Green's star-studded film is a middling comedy about the humdrum conflicts between American meddlers in Bolivia's 2002 election Meanwhile, the Bolivians in it are as invisible as most of the slaves in "Gone With the Wind"David Gordon Green's star-studded film is a middling comedy about the internecine conflicts between American meddlers in Bolivia's 2002 election".
In just two centuries, many plant species have scrambled 500 meters up the Andes in search of cooler temperatures.
Even as Pope Francis has sought to reform the Vatican’s safeguards against child abuse, a yearlong investigation reveals how the Catholic Church has allowed allegedly abusive priests to slip off to escape to parts of the world where they would face less scrutiny from prosecutors and the media.
A new poll measures contentment around the country and the world.