Today, the Earth got a little hotter, and a little more crowded.
The rolling hills of the coffee farms in Brazil looked something like I had imagined: expansive, lush with green trees and bright berries, winding dirt roads. It was a beautiful scene.
Brazil's economy is the 7th largest in the world at $2.4Tn - that's above Italy, India, Russia, Canada, Australia and just under France ($2.8Tn) and the UK.
Now What is a series I've wanted to do for a while now, mostly because I found myself asking that question at the end of a bunch of stories I've covered over the years. I honestly wanted to know what, if anything, could be done about a lot of these big, ongoing struggles -- with climate change, with homelessness, with food production, etc.
(Photo Courtesy Christine Martitz)
When it comes to doing laundry there are many things to be mindful of. You have to follow the care-tag, separate ...
In Belo Horizonte, Brazil, a group of drag activists are fostering a sense of community engagement to address the recent rise in attacks against gay and Trans* people throughout Brazil.
In reality, we rarely choose the locations of our travels, and many people who embrace the vagabonding and digital nomad movements will tell you the same. It's less about traveling to the destination of your choice and more about seeing where the world takes you.
Sure, the backpackers might think they've got the inside scoop on all of South America's hidden spots, but no matter how many recommendations are passed along on the Inca Trail or in Cuzco bars, this vast continent always has more surreal places to uncover.
A whole informal economy is built around the basic necessity of food, reacting to and taking advantage of the interstitial spaces where the government control and order are absent or weak.
by Robert Fernandez
Josely Vianna Baptista (Curitiba, Paraná, Brazil, 1957) has written several books of poetry and prose, including a book for youn...
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.
By Alexandra Pechman
In 1963, Elizabeth Bishop unwittingly provided the Brazilian fiction writer Clarice Lispector with an ideal blurb: "I think she ...
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?