Pot banging, booing and swearing make up the chorus of disgruntled Brazilians, frustrated with a government that has been acting in discordance with their initial campaign promises.
It's easy to feel as though clean tech is an unstoppable juggernaut when you see unfathomably large clean energy targets in emerging markets like India. But the truth is, clean tech is not unstoppable.
Italy is a country of contradictions. But then, everything and everyone who is even remotely interesting to me is a mix of old and new, good and bad, mild and passionate -- with every nuance of feelings and experiences in between.
An aerial view of the northeastern semi-arid region of Brazil reveals the transformative power of the partnership between government and civil society. What was once a harsh and medieval landscape with no water, no electricity and no rights for the population, has now seen thousands of small oases emerge, even in the midst of one of the most severe droughts in Brazilian history.
Brazil was heading into the semifinals of world development as an odds-on favorite. How did the country go from world-class performer to global embarrassment in what seems like the blink of an eye?
Investors have lost faith in Brazil, and rightfully so. The currency has lost 36% of its value against the U.S. dollar this year, plunging nearly 7% in the last week alone. Yields on its bond issues are spiking, as investors demand higher and higher rates to loan Brazil or Brazilian companies money.
The world and the citizens of Brazil may be divided over which issue is a priority--halting the deforestation of the Amazon or stamping out crime and corruption nationally. As is often the case with most sustainability challenges, however, these two issues are actually intertwined.
The geopolitical aspects of the conflicts in the Middle East must not conceal such an enormous humanitarian tragedy, in the face of which the international community, and especially the United Nations, must no longer remain idle.
A public health organization group in Brazil thinks it's a real good idea to tell women that whatever they eat, their infant also eats. That's right, eat a donut, make a donut baby. This basically means all my kids are made of coffee and Oreos.
I was naïve upon leaving The Greatest Show On Earth® in 2004. I thought I could simply walk into any audition and acquire the role. After all, I had the talent, right? Right, I did. But so did many others.
Less than a year after reelecting President Dilma Rousseff, Brazil finds itself gridlocked in a self-inflicted crisis of a complexity without precedent and no resolution in sight. With impeachment possibly looming, Rousseff's tenure in power is increasingly uncertain.
IT WAS A thrill last April to spend time in São Paulo with legendary art collectors Mera and Don Rubell, who were in town for the SP-Arte art fair. Together, we explored the fair and visited the studios of dozens of hot-and-happening artists.
Each of the following countries have gorgeous and culturally-interesting cities that lure more PG-minded tourists, but they also all have very visible and widespread prostitution that attract visitors of another kind.
Today, the Earth got a little hotter, and a little more crowded. ...
"Unspoiled." The word conjures up images of chaste fawns lapping up crystal-clear waters in a lush valley while a harpist plays n the background. Or, we might've just described Bambi. But really, here are tourist-friendly islands where civilization hasn't yet fully ruined everything.
Chances are you have passed by one of Eduardo Kobra's street art murals. His kaleidoscope style images have transformed city walls and sidewalks across the globe into colorful sights that pay homage to some of the world's most influential figures like Martin Luther King Jr. and Dalai Lama.