Tens of thousands of Venezuelans are fleeing their country's financial crises and seeking refuge and work in Brazil. Their presence places intense pressure on the already strained public health system, jails, and volunteer organizations.
The market for low-cost satellite launches is expanding rapidly and US companies are eyeing the Alcantara space center in Brazil. Launching near the equator dramatically cuts fuel costs, a fact the Latin American country emphasizes to draw new commercial contracts.
Hundreds of migrants that had been traveling through southern Mexico stopped on Monday to rest and speak with local officials about filing for asylum. Despite concerns from President Trump, most of the group is ill-equipped to travel to the US border.
As the land border between the US and Mexico becomes increasingly fortified, drug trafficking, and efforts to stop it, have taken to the sea. The two countries will now collaborate in an international agreement to intercede shipments of cocaine in the Pacific Ocean.
As Venezuela's economic crisis drives refugees out, members of the Warao indigenous group have found shelter in Brazil. The community faces widespread discrimination, and Brazilian officials have sought to protect them even as their numbers swell.
A girl looks through a window of a train parked at a railway station in New Delhi on April 20.
Descendants of slaves in Brazil have recently had two major victories in a decades-long struggle to get legal titles to their land, without which they don't have access to social benefits. The poverty rate among slave descendants is 75 percent.
From Iceland and Israel to Mexico and South Korea, schools around the world increasingly see rooting out sexism as their domain, before it takes hold and expresses itself in workplace abuse or domestic violence. Part 8 of Reaching for Equity: a global series on gender and power.
An increasing number of migrant farmers are using native lands in the Amazon to grow the illicit crop coca. Some indigenous communities plan to patrol their territory to keep out land traffickers.
The nonprofit Chicas Poderosas (Powerful Girls) aims to create an atmosphere of possibility for women in newsrooms across Latin America as an essential way to 'change the conversation' and expand focus on such stories as femicide and poverty.
On Thursday, Silicon Valley industry executives met with Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, who emphasized his country's potential for business development. Mr. Trudeau also unveiled a new fast-track visa program for international skilled workers.
Tired of months of ineffectiveness, volunteers and workers are working to fix downed power lines in attempts to restore electricity for the 400,000 people still in the dark still since hurricane Maria. So far, power has been restored to 2,000 homes.
Former guerrilla leader Rodrigo Londoño's campaign is a historic step in the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Columbia's transition into a political party following the 2016 peace accord.
Brazil will use blockchain – the technology behind the bitcoin currency – to curtail fraud. The move comes on the heels of a four-year, high-level corruption investigation, but experts warn that this attempt will not be a silver-bullet fix.