The Syrians starting over in Brazil

The Syrians starting over in Brazil

SÃO PAULO, Brazil — Twelve-year-old Hanan Dacka listens closely as her teacher at Duque de Caxias public school in São Paulo, Brazil, assigns some group work about the Aedes aegypti mosquito and its role in transmitting the Zika virus. Moments later, Hanan slides in between Maria Luiza and Andressa, two new friends she has made … Continue reading

In-depth: The Amazon

In-depth: The Amazon

AMAZONAS, Brazil — “There’s nothing bigger than ARPA,” says Carter Roberts, president and CEO of WWF, of the Amazon Region Protected Areas Program. “It’s one of the biggest conservation projects of all time. You hear people all around the world talk about, ‘this park is roughly the size of Belgium’ or ‘roughly the size of … Continue reading

Protesters take to streets in Brazil

Protesters take to streets in Brazil

SÃO PAULO, Brazil — Thousands of protesters marched in Brazil on Tuesday, demanding free university education, respect for teachers’ rights and better quality education for those in state-run schools. About 2,000 took to the streets of São Paulo at nightfall, waving flags and banners calling for the removal of Gov. Geraldo Alckmin. A handful of … Continue reading