Violence is a fact of life in the slums of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, but medical care is not, which is why the aid group, Doctors Without Borders, has stepped in to open the first emergency care clinic in a Rio slum
European consumer demand for ethically grown food has forced a moratorium in Brazil that will drastically reduce new deforestation for growing soy beans. Host Bruce Gellerman talks with Lindsey Allen, a forest campaigner for Greenpeace.
Rio's police have a reputation for violence and corruption so the Brazilian government has joined with some gun control advocates to try to retrain the city's police, with lessons on ethics and human rights, as Ruxandra Guidi has the story.
Brazil wants to be energy independent, and one thing it's doing toward that end is drilling for oil and natural gas in the Amazon rainforest, so The World's Alex Gallafent visited the Urucu energy exploration facility in the Amazon and sent this report.
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