A public health programme respected locally, lauded globally, and based on the best science for helping homeless crack users, is at risk of falling victim to Brazil's partisan politics.
In Brazilian prisons, overcrowding, corruption and gang infiltration are a combustive combination. But it all started with bad drug policies.
Will the next King of Thailand be able to bear his constitutional duties?
How can the law deals with a new space like the datasphere ?
An abundance of natural resources has helped Kazakhstan attract billions in investments. Despite its booming economy, the government is unlikely to move towards democracy any time soon.
A proposal last month to legalise gay marriage in Mexico caused widespread protests, defending "Catholic values" and the "traditional family." Deeper analysis reveals flaws in those arguments.
Raja Ampat is one of the richest in bio-marine life in the world. But many inhabitants of the cluster of islands in West Papua, Indonesia live in poverty.
Despite financial crises and political differences among these five emerging economies, the BRICS coalition is here to stay. And it may just change the world.
A report from Habitat III in Ecuador, where 50,000 delegates are trying to change the world.
Medical entries on Wikipedia are widely consulted across the world. Doctors and medical researchers need to make efforts to ensure the content on the online collaborative encyclopedia is accurate.
Referendums are not only divisive as tools of political democracy, they also turn everyday life into a new challenge.
Wine lovers can rest assured. Wine will adapt to climate change.
Jeffrey Sachs wants to press governments to follow through on their promises.
Rates of child marriage increase among refugee communities, where rates of sexual violence are high and opportunities for families low.
The war on reproductive rights in Central Europe is not a backlash but a key tenet of a new illiberal form of governance.
From the yellow butterflies of his 'Hundred Years of Solitude' to his Nobel acceptance speech, author Gabriel García Márquez remains ever present in his country's peace process.
Angst when you forget your smartphone is not only a real psychological phenomenon--it also highlights a quintessentially postmodern problem: what the author calls the "anxiety of the disconnected".
Haiti has been struck by natural disasters before. Here's what we learned about helping victims.
Duterte says there are three million drug users in the Philippines. There are almost certainly many fewer than that.
Mexico has signed every international human rights treaty, but abuses are still rife.