As Brazil’s football team beat Italy on June 22nd to secure a place in the Confederations Cup semi-finals, Brazilians were out again on the streets of more than 100 cities.
“Apio Verde” (translation: “Green Celery”) is based on the 2010 case of Claudia Pizarro, a 28-year-old Chilean woman denied both an abortion and treatment for cancer despite being pregnant with an anencephalic foetus. Chile is one of only five countries worldwide to prohibit abortion in all instances.
A small but fractured community of Syrian refugees living in the New York area are struggling to adapt to the difficulties of an immigrant lifestyle, while Syrians back home face the much harsher realities of war, torture and death. The guilt is all-consuming.
Poverty in the favelas of the northern Brazilian city of Recife is the main driver for a life in prostitution. Brazil plays host to the World Cup soccer tournament in June 2014, which will likely lead to an increase in demand for sex workers.
A coalition of U.S. and Haitian lawyers from the Boston-based Institute for Justice and Democracy in Haiti (IJDH) filed a class action against the United Nations for the alleged role of Nepalese peacekeepers in contaminating the country’s waterways.
The latest winner of Spain’s Gold Medal of Police Merit never walked a beat or made an arrest. She never flinched in the face of danger. But that is because she can’t move: the Interior Ministry awarded this year’s medal to a life-size statue.
Domestic workers in Ecuador are at a high risk for physical and sexual abuse at the hands of their employers.
In New York City, Olivia Crellin meets three refugees who are part of the millions-strong exodus of Syrians around the world . They’re grateful to have found a place of safety – but they can’t help feeling the pull of home, even as the conflict continues to ravage it.
Olivia Crellin meets the children working in Brazil’s sex industry and hears the frank confessions of a man who once exploited them.
A million Brazilians demonstrated across the country this week in response to a transit fee hike. From Rio de Janeiro, here are four snapshots of how people are reacting to the protests in the country.
As part of the government shutdown in the United States this week, all National Parks have been temporarily closed, including the Statue of Liberty, which receives around 4 million visitors per year.
What if all the players on the San Francisco Giants decided to stay together in the after-life, pitching in to build a team crypt? Or, what if Lady Gaga arranged to build her own resting place in the shape of a pyramid guarded by two sphinxes?
Every year in Chile the nation unites behind a common cause: a 27 hour-long telethon to raise money for disabled children. But behind this marketing machine is a sad picture of governmental neglect and capitalist profiteering.
As part of the continuing fight for education reform, youths barricaded themselves inside the gates of Universidad de Santiago de Chile on Thursday, Feb. 2.
A new dating app in the US is providing a solution for relationship pressure with a “cover-up” service called The Invisible Boyfriend, which lets you text an imaginary partner.
An arts coalition in Washington, D.C. is creating an ambitious new gallery and performance space in abandoned underground tunnels.
A new anonymous Facebook forum is letting some low-income students share their stories about navigating life at university and find support.
Albert Podell has written a book, Around the World in Fifty Years, about his exploits, from eating live monkey brain in Hong Kong to parking his land rover in the middle of a minefield in Morocco.