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.
Marco Werman tells us how two Brazilians view New York City through their music. There's Luiz Bonfá offering his view in a song from 1959 and now, in 2012, we have Mauricio Pessoa with his new album Habitat.
Brazil's economy has steadily grown for a decade, life has gotten better for the lower classes. More and more Brazilians have refrigerators, washers and cars. Other gauges of a middle class life are harder to acquire, like access to higher education.