Amazon rainforest activist Chico Mendes was murdered 20 years ago today. Anchor Lisa Mullins speaks with BBC environmental correspondent Tim Hirsch about Mendes' legacy and the ongoing struggles in Brazil to slow deforestation.
Politicians recently approved a bill to create a linguistic hotline in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. It's not the first one in the country. Reporter Jason Strother tells us about another grammar call-in service that's been around for 30 years.
Brazil is among the latest countries in Latin America to create a truth commission to investigate abuses during the country's military dictatorship. But as John Otis reports, there's little confidence in Brazil that the truth commission will do much good.
Things got ugly in SÃ£o Paolo Thursday night when 5,000 demonstrators blocked traffic and vandalized buildings in the city. So what's all this commotion about? A simple urban concern: a hike in bus fare, the equivalent of just 10 US cents.