One distance-learning program in Brazil's Amazon has graduation rates that far surpass the national average in remote areas.
Candice Millard calls assassinated US President James Garfield a "very admirable" person whose death was "a real loss to the nation."
Candice Millard’s account of President James Garfield’s assassination brings back to roaring life a tragic but irresistible historical period.
Brazil is well-known for containing the majority of the Amazon River Basin, which ranks as the world's largest tropical rainforest. Eco-tourists flock to the region for its incomparable biodiversity and exotic beauty. Pictured is an aerial view of the Mato Grosso/Para state border in Brazil's Amazon Basin.
The Interoceanic Highway, which will connect Peru's Pacific coast to the shores of the Atlantic in Brazil, could revolutionize the region much as the transcontinental railroad did in the US in 1869.
The Earth has many more barrier islands than previously thought, a global survey has found.
During flood season on the Amazon River, all kinds of unusual creatures appear.