Leaders at the upcoming G7 summit want to talk about Brazil's fires and deforestation policy. It's the first time the environmental policies of one country are seen as a threat to other countries, says a Sâo Paulo professor.
With 1,812 women murdered between January and July this year — about 10 a day — Mexico is Latin America’s second-most dangerous country for women, after Brazil, according to the United Nations. More than 200 Mexican women have been kidnapped so far in 2019.
On Thursday, a special report by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) highlighted the key role of traditional landholders and the importance for governments to recognize the land rights of those groups over the territory they inhabit and manage.
In countries where right-wing leaders have come to power, like Brazil, many new young, diverse leaders are choosing to run for office. São Paulo has elected the country’s first transgender Afro Brazilian lawmaker.
In Argentina, violence against women is rising nationwide. Prosecutor Marcela Juan is among a number of women trying to solve the problem. Some are working on legislation while others are taking to the streets, making their voices heard.
A Centers for Disease Control advisory panel recommended that pregnant women get top priority for the forthcoming H1N1 vaccine. The Takeaway turns to epidemiologist Richard Wenzel, Leila Laniado, a pregnant Atlanta resident, and OB/GYN Laura Riley.
The Takeaway talks with people standing in line at a free health care clinic in California and with Stan Brock, the CEO and founder of Remote Area Medical (RAM), a global, all-volunteer non-profit which provides free medical care to the uninsured.
The political crisis in Honduras may soon be coming to an end. After weeks of negotiations, ousted President Manual Zelaya could soon return to power. We speak with Marcelo Justo in the BBC's South America bureau.
A judge blocked Latin America's first gay marriage at the last minute today in Buenos Aires, Argentina. We get the latest from BBC's South America correspondent, Candace Piette, live from Buenos Aires.