Obesity is on the rise in Brazil, and regional governments are responding with legislation requiring larger seats and equipment for schools, public transportation, and hospitals.
Brazil flooding devastated a remote region in the northeast part of the country last weekend. This is a story about how one community held on amidst rising waters.
Brazil floods, resulting from days of heavy rain, have killed at least 38 people, with more than 600 missing from towns and villages in the northeastern part of the country.
The country's Bolsa Familia program – which pays poor mothers to keep their children in school and follow healthcare rules – is reducing poverty.