Most Shared Stories Tagged: Brazil

Global Hit Siba

The World's William Troop tells us about a musician from Brazil named Siba. He specializes in a kind of poetic street music that is popular in Brazil's northeastern corner. This is not samba, or bossa nova.

Science, Tech & Environment

Geo answer: Acre

For today's Geo Quiz we were looking for the name of a Brazilian state with a new state-run condom factory. The answer is Acre. The condom factory will soon be producing condoms made from rubber harvested in the Amazon rainforest..

Arts, Culture & Media

Amazon bio-piracy

Host Marco Werman speaks with author Joe Jackson about bio-piracy in the Amazon rainforest; Jackson is the author of "The Thief at the End of the World: Rubber, Power and the Seeds of Empire."

Science, Tech & Environment

Rainmaking in the Amazon

The Amazon rain forest is a crucial player in the global climate system�for one thing it's a massive store of carbon, but The World's Alex Gallafent climbs a scientific tower in the Brazilian Amazon to explore another function: rainmaking.