Leftist former President Lula da Silva is the clear favorite in Brazil's 2018 presidential race, leading his closest rival — a firebrand conservative — by 15 points. The only problem: He's in jail.
Toronto’s Quayside smart city project needs a new, truly consultative process. An innovative method used by Brazil to develop its landmark Internet Bill of Rights may be the answer.
Hundreds of squatters were living in a vacant police station in São Paulo when fire broke out on May 1, killing up to four people. The residents were part of Brazil's nationwide homeless movement.
Who's really benefiting from a health care system that provides free or low-cost plastic surgeries for the poor?
After a series of debacles, many metropolitan areas no longer want their leaders to vie for these opportunities.
Black lives in Brazil are devalued and subject to violence on a horrific scale.
Pioneering chefs from Bolivia to Brazil are stepping out of the kitchen and into public service. The 'social gastronomy' movement uses food to create jobs, prevent violence and boost economies.
Race has long been a taboo subject in Brazil. With the March 14 killing of the black Rio politician Marielle Franco, any myth of the country as a 'racial democracy' has been broken wide open.
Kenya must establish policies to tackle dengue fever and chikungunya, like it did for malaria.
How did Brazil's wildly popular former president Lula become its most famous convict? Here's what you need to know.
A mythical Amazonia of lost tribes or lost cities is easy to challenge on a factual basis, but such objections appear rather feeble in the face of the power of cliché.
Water is one of our most precious resources, yet it's in danger. World Water Day reminds us of the need to develop policies and governance to avoid squandering water.
Three researchers studied the "crop raiders" of the Brazilian rainforest in the hope of aiding both local farmers and wildlife conservation.
New research on Latin America's four recent female presidents disproves the idea that merely putting a woman in power will improve gender equality.
Adequate and quality childcare determines women’s participation in the labour force and the type of work they can take on.
Thousands of dirt roads crisscross the Brazilian Amazon, serving ranchers, loggers and miners. The area's fragile waterways — and the spectacular fish that live in them — pay a high price.
About 263 million children and youth worldwide are out of school. If some progress have been made, especially on school attendance, huge gaps remain on gender parity or equity in schooling choices.
In an age of increased scrutiny, violent and repressive states are turning to subtler methods of removing dissidents and opponents.
Women's rights and poverty cannot be ignored.
The history of the rubber 'boom' reveals why.