Population, pollution, and climate put the squeeze on potable supplies – and private companies smell a profit. Others ask: Should water be a human right?
Brazil’s hard-line environment minister quit last week in a move lauded by agribusiness interests.
In 2008, Venezuela's inflation rate is projected to be 25 percent – second only to Zimbabwe's.
As four provinces press for more autonomy, one group teaches how to heal racial and political tensions.
Inspired by a biannual baroque festival and the legacy of missionaries, young people join choirs and take up the violin and Vivaldi in parishes across the country's eastern lowlands.