A Pirahã family.
From the Amazon to Nicaragua, there are humans who never learn numbers. What can these anumeric cultures teach us about ourselves?
Not everyone in Brazil believes in an ‘eye for an eye’.
Though police violence is widely tolerated in Brazil, not everyone believes in 'eye for an eye' as official state policy.
Aedes aegypti, the Zika-carrying mosquito.
The Zika outbreak that started in Brazil in 2015 continues on five continents, causing neurological disease and birth defects.
Colombians marched in Bogota on April 1 against corruption, the FARC peace process and national politics in general.
It is vital for people to demand transparency, but when popular outrage is manipulated for political purposes, democracy suffers.
Frequent police brutality has undermined the trust of residents of Rio de Janeiro’s Maré favela in law enforcement.
Residents of the Maré neighbourhood of Rio de Janeiro are eight times more likely to be killed by police than other Brazilians. Most victims are young and black.
South Africa’s President Jacob Zuma looks on as his new cabinet members are sworn in.
The best chance South Africa has of recovering from sub-investment grade credit rating status is to have leaders who are prepared to break rank with the small-mindedness of the ruling party.
School feeding schemes play a major role across Africa.
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Getting local farmers involved in school feeding schemes has the potential to boost livelihoods and revitalise rural economies in Africa.
Brazilian state governments increasingly use the military for services they should provide themselves.
Many Brazilian politicians were involved in corruption scandals, leading to mass protests.
Brazil is the ninth largest economy in the world, yet its real potential has never been realised. Having had a strong period of economic growth from 2003 to shortly after the global financial crisis, the…
Doesn’t look like much of a threat, does he?
New data shows that the hairy-legged vampire bat of Pernambuco, Brazil, has developed an appetite for human blood over that of other possible prey.
Leaders of the BRICS bloc of states in Goa, India where they hatched the plan to launch a new credit rating agency.
The BRICS bloc of states have resolved to establish an alternative credit rating agency to counter western dominance in the financial markets. Will it work?
A family of Programa Atitude beneficiaries in short-term housing provided by the programme.
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Evidence increasingly shows the effectiveness of controversial efforts, like northeastern Brazil's Attitude Programme, to feed and house at-risk drug users.
People power is helping bring an end to impunity in Brazil.
Eraldo Peres/AP Photo
By exposing, prosecuting and sentencing Brazil's corrupt politicians, prosecutors, judges and citizens are draining the swamp that has overwhelmed the country for so long.
One of David Cameron's more tangible legacies is in danger as the UK rushes to secure trading partners around the globe.
For Brazilian citizens, it sometimes feels like the whole country is on fire right now.
Things keep getting worse for South America's most populous nation and biggest economy. What is going on, Brazil?
Inmates on the roof of State Penitentiary of Alcacuz during a riot on January 16.
Violent massacres at prisons in the country's north, have disrupted a delicate balance of governance.
Mad as hell in São Paulo.
Fed up with corruption, violence and stagnant public services, more Brazilians are turning to hardline conservatism.
Residents take part in the Olympic Flame torch relay in Gravata, Pernambuco state, Brazil, May 31, 2016.
Being Brazilian in the US means navigating an identity that doesn't neatly fit into a single check-box, and can be perceived in vastly different ways depending on what part of the country you're in.
The Minha Casa Minha Vida programme has built millions of affordable units, but Brazil’s poorest still struggle to find adequate housing.
Brazil should ask itself which is more important: having a roof over your head or owning the roof over your head?
UK Prime Minister Theresa May can’t rely on her Indian counterpart Narendra Modi and others in the Commonwealth for unfettered trade support.
The UK political elite is overestimating the power of the Commonwealth’s brand in Africa as it seeks new partners in the wake of Brexit.