Stories about Brazil from February, 2016
‘Little Teresa’ Helps São Paulo Women Fight Drought and Male Domination—With Rain Barrels
Brazil's largest city is coming out of a drought, but its impact wasn't all bad. One woman saw it as an opportunity to empower women and bring her community together.
Brazilian Activist Flooded With Death Threats After Newspaper Runs Phony Interview
The well-known Brazilian journalist, teacher, and human rights activist Leonardo Sakamoto says he started receiving death threats after a small newspaper published a fake interview with him earlier this month.
How More and More Schools in Brazil Are Teaching Kids to Eat Their Vegetables
Hundreds of public schools in Brazil have gardens where kids grow their own vegetables. And the schools say it's changing the way kids think about the food they eat.
Starved of National Media Coverage, Student Occupation Movement in Central Brazil Encounters Strong Police Response
There's been a slew of reports about threats and police violence in schools in the Brazilian state of Goiás, where high schoolers have occupied buildings since late last year.
Global Deforestation Is Decreasing. Or Is It?
A new look at the complex picture of changes in land use suggests that, when it comes to forests, we’re far from being out of the woods.
Meet Brazil's (Literally) Most Sung Hero: The Japanese Federale
“Oh my God, I'm done for. The Japanese Federale is knocking at my door.”
The Zika Virus Threat Looms Large in the Caribbean
The World Health Organisation has just declared the Zika virus an international public health emergency. Some Caribbean territories have been preparing for it, while others have been slow to mobilise.