Attempts to wage war on drugs in developing countries which don't take into account the needs of local people are doomed to fail. Here's why.
Officials in Brazil recently asked women to avoid pregnancy, citing heightened risk to them and newborns. But births were already dropping; a new study attributes it to the trauma of Zika.
The Brazilian president has engineered the conditions for the virus to run rampant through the country while he pursues his own agenda.
Because Brazil's economic prosperity in the last two decades is increasingly linked to the Amazon's good health, restoring the country's economy is a critical first step toward ending deforestation.
Findings show that income transfer programmes must operate in deliberate coordination with ancillary social service institutions to deliver the maximum benefits for women’s empowerment.
Although Brazil is formally a democracy, the practice of torture is ongoing, especially for Black Brazilians. Soccer creates an illusion of fairness is which is increasingly hard to sustain.
By looking at the evolving history of the open government data movement, scientists can see both limitations to current approaches and identify ways to move forward from them.
From Europe to Latin America and the US, former world leaders are being investigated, tried and even jailed. In theory, this shows no one is above the law. But presidents and PMs aren't just anyone.
Why South Korea and Ghana have fared better than the UK, Brazil and India.
Almost a third of legislatures had no direct oversight over the initial responses to the pandemic.
A study of the historical records describing African slaves in Brazil yields some unexpected findings.
A race-changing scandal raises suspicion about the motivations of 4,580 newly elected city council members and mayors who only recently began to identify as Black.
Deforestation in Brazil recently reached a 12-year high, prompting France to cut soybean imports from the country.
A 1904 revolt against mandatory smallpox inoculation taught Brazilian health officials a deadly lesson on how to vaccinate a skeptical public. Today President Bolsonaro seems to ignore that history.
Many countries, ranging from Hungary to Brazil, are using violence and legal measures to control, intimidate and shut down independent organizations – including foreign ones.
The 2018 murder of Rio city councilwoman Marielle Franco inspired record numbers of Black women to get involved in politics. Winning proved harder – but it isn't the only point of their campaigns.
Our research identified three key lessons.
A new study shows how economic shocks caused by cuts to import tariff cuts in the 1990s is linked to the rise of populism in Brazil.
Herd immunity has entered the everyday language, but it is a much misunderstood term.
Forest that has been disturbed – but not cleared – by logging or fire can be hard to spot from satellites.