Entrepreneurs living in Rio de Janeiro's favelas are fighting stereotypes by offering unique and safe tourism opportunities, and social media is helping.
Transgender people face the threat of violence and death every day in Brazil, officially the most dangerous place to be transgender in the world.
Researchers aimed to find out which languages had the largest number of features that differed most from other languages. English came in 33rd position out of 239 languages, proving “weir...
The Brazilian economy has been very closed over recent years, but now the government has recognized trade liberalization as a key development goal which will boost economic growth.
Capturing methane gas from garbage to burn for energy is helping Rio de Janeiro cut its climate-changing emissions.
A robust, future-proof and cost-efficient internet connection for students, in and out of school, is the foundation of a 21st-century education. But many schools are blindly replicating t...
Soy is the world’s most efficient protein crop, and can play a big role in feeding the 10 billion people expected by 2050 - but we have to act now to make sure we increase production sust...
Stifled by its political systems and leadership challenges, the West will struggle to address its climate change targets by 2030. It is time to ask: how would the developing world do it?
Argentina and Brazil have become increasingly popular destinations for LGBT+ people seeking asylum.
Forests are an ally in the fight against climate change. But deforestation in the Amazon is approaching a tipping point, after which the area will emit more carbon than it stores. Compani...
The hyper-modern complex is already improving grades for indigenous children.
'Integrated' farming combines pastures, forests and fields in the same area. It brings overgrazed land back to life, and it's more efficient, more resilient and more sustainable.
The rising sea levels and heavy rain caused by climate change are affecting people and their livelihoods across the world today. Here are seven reports from an already flooding planet.
In Brazil – which has a notoriously violent penal system – a non-profit organization has achieved astounding success running prisons where there are no weapons and inmates have keys.
Brazil is grappling with scores of deadly land conflicts, illustrating the tensions between preserving indigenous culture and economic development