By obsessing over labels, we avoid having to confront more difficult questions.
In a context of defiance against media, how can journalists recover the public's trust and their image of "truth tellers"? Brazil provides a few examples.
The popularity of Brazil's new president has decreased significantly in just a few months. Why? Too much controversy and too few ideas.
Tobacco companies are enlisting the help of social media influencers to promote traditional cigarettes and their brands to young people.
Citing security concerns, the US is evacuating its embassy in Caracas, where President Maduro blames the US for a calamitous power outage. Venezuela's relations with Brazil are eroding quickly, too.
The tailing dam collapse at the Brumadinho mine has shocked the world, but can we really be sure that 'never again' truly means never again?
Brazil's president has threatened military intervention in neighboring Venezuela, called its leader a 'dictator' and sent troops to the border. But Brazil's military is quietly working to avoid war.
From 2008 to 2019, gospel news websites expanded enormously in Brazil. To what extent can their conservative views affect the rights of minority groups?
While other Latin American countries like Argentina and Brazil led the way on reforming legal protections for domestic workers, Mexico looked the other way.
Angola's new President João Lourenço has shown some willingness to engage in more inclusive politics.
Brazil's scorpion infestation, which is terrorizing residents of São Paulo and other major cities, is a classic 'wicked problem.' That means officials must think outside-the-box to fix it.
Nearly 1,800 Brazilian dams are at risk of failure, according to the government. Fixing them is expensive – but ignoring aging dams can have considerable social, economic and environmental costs.
Brazil's new president could clear the way for plans to develop remote areas around the Tapajos River basin over the objections of the indigenous people who live there.
Sloths love Cecropia trees. But a new study shows they may sometimes desert their favourite for other species.
A bomb threat outside a gender research institute in Sweden is just one sign that things are escalating in the long battle for global gender equality.
John of God, the Brazilian spiritual leader accused of sexual assault, exploited women with a network of people dependent on him for money and power.
Brazil's new president wants to sacrifice the environment, but he faces some constraints.
Brazil's new president – often called the 'Trump of the tropics' for his inflammatory, right-wing rhetoric – won over poorer voters by stoking fear and resentment. Can he make them happy?
Many people are concerned that the recently-elected Brazilian president could wind back free speech and attack cultural diversity.
An economist breaks down results on two key issues at the COP24 climate change meeting: getting all nations to use the same measuring and reporting rules, and linking policies across borders.