The 2017 Global Innovation Index shows that most countries in Latin America and the Caribbean could do much more to tap their innovation potential
The rise of the middle class in Africa is fuelling consumer economies and protection policies. But they tend to be disconnected from sustainability issues.
When financial times are tight, only those with soft power ambitions can see the economic sense in World Cups or Olympic Games.
The great dream of cars running on sustainable petrol has not bitten the dust. Here's why.
The spectacle of two countries confronting systemic corruption and bad government says a lot about the state of Latin American democracy.
The sounds and sights of Brazilian feminist funk.
Now that a judge has convicted Luiz Inacio da Silva of corruption and sentenced him him to almost a decade in prison, what's next for the country that loves him?
In one bloody week in June, 181 Rio residents were shot, including a baby in utero. It's now impossible not to notice that city's once-lauded favela "pacification" strategy has all but collapsed.
As a former president goes down for nine-and-a-half years, Brazil's judicial structures are weathering the political crisis well.
By speaking their truths in societies that would rather not know, queer painters, female rappers and other outsider artists are pushing the bounds of gender and sexuality in the developing world.
The 2015 Zika outbreak in South America brought the virus to global attention. But tracing the history of the virus in West Africa can give clues to tackling future outbreaks.
One of the world's most spectacularly unpopular president might yet make it through.
Latin America's murder rate is the highest in the world, accounting for one in every four homicides on the planet.
South Africa's democracy is in trouble. But the challenge is less about who should control state institutions, and more about how they can be refashioned to deliver to the poor.
On Juneteenth, the day that commemorates the ending of slavery in the US, a historian dispels myths about the 'peculiar institution' of slavery.
Luz, a once-elegant 19th-century neighbourhood in downtown São Paulo, is prime real estate. But redevelopment means clearing out a homeless encampment known as "Crackland".
Some 60,000 Brazilians are killed each year, accounting for 10% of all homicides worldwide. As terrorised voters look to authoritarian leaders to impose order, Brazil's democracy hangs in the balance.
A new art exhibition in Johannesburg mines the rich intersections between Mozambique, South Africa and Portugal.
Domestically, Brazil is a mess. Now, its foreign policy is in crisis, too, landing a staggering one-two punch to this one-time rising star.
Brazil's president, who came to power after his ex-boss was impeached, now finds himself embroiled in corruption charges, which threaten to derail the economic recovery he has championed.