We're heading to the furthest reaches of the world's biggest forest in search of a lost city. Anthropologists thought only small, simple societies lived there. Rumors have persisted of long-lost great civilizations. The World's Marina Giovannelli reports.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Melaina Spitzer reports from Ecuador on an ambitious scheme to create an overland trade route in South America that rivals the Panama Canal. The plan involves moving goods from through a combination ports, highways and riverways. On PRI's The World.
An ambitious social experiment will launch later this year that will test Americans' ability and willingness not just to give, but to give to one another. The Takeaway talks with Premal Shah, the president of Kiva, an online micro-lender.
Deforestation in Brazil's Amazon is on the rise since the election of President Jair Bolsonaro, who has backed farmers and corporations bent on turning old growth forest into soy fields and cattle ranches.
For the US, the deals with Honduras, Guatemala and El Salvador to take back migrants are like a fortification, shielding the country from taking responsibility for people seeking international protection. They add yet another line of defense to other drastic measures the US has recently taken to keep them out.
Indigenous protesters in Chile took down statues of Spanish colonizers and other heroes during demonstrations last week. Local media called the destruction acts of vandalism, but the Mapuche, the largest Indigenous group in Chile, are demanding more political autonomy and representation.
Earth’s rainforests are astonishingly biodiverse ecosystems that can drive the climates of faraway continents, but they’re disappearing in the name of the kind of economic development that values rainforests more when logged, mined, or turned into farmland. A new book argues that the world’s rainforests are most valuable when kept intact.
The attack against the Porta dos Fundos sketch comedy troupe rattled the country, especially those who are concerned that a growing movement of conservative extremism has found fertile ground in Brazil.