Sushi has taken Russia by storm during Vladimir Putin's 12-year reign as president and prime minister. But Moscow's involvement in Ukraine is making it more difficult for Russians to get their sushi fix.
Women around the world often feel vulnerable to groping and sexual harassment when they ride on crowded public transit. And it can be hard to catch offenders. So the police in Colombia's capital, Bogota, have created a new squad of mostly female officers to catch those who harass — and to support female riders.
Argentina defaulted for the second time in 13 years after last-ditch talks with US hedge funds collapsed. Many Argentines worry that unless a deal is reached, another default could crash the peso and lead to inflation and unemployment.
The Brazilian city of Fortaleza is building the largest aquarium in South America, and much of the funding is coming from the US. It's all designed to boost the city's tourism economy, but can a massive new aquarium deliver benefits to Fortalezans?