Young people from the favelas can be so much more than just members of a drug gang.
Travelling with an armchair certainly presents some challenges. But it results in the very best stories.
Too many Sengalese children go begging in the streets. Many are even sent out by their parents or teachers.
Could the legalization of drugs be a solution for Latin America?
Alma has been a member of one of Guatemala's most brutal gangs. Watch her video testimony.
How deaf people help each other producing Solar powered hearing aids
Mexicans use blogs, Facebook and Twitter to battle the media’s silence about the war on drugs.
Interview with Nim Alae, Musician and Protagonist of the Film "La Isla"
Highly violent Central American youth gangs spread to ever more countries
Nicaragua: From guerillera to policewoman
Human trafficking: putting the villains behind bars is not enough.
Drug trafficking, one of the largest businesses of the world, causes too many deaths in Mexico.
Drug trafficking: the criminalisation of policies and politisation of crime
About mafia structures and their evolution in the Mexican war on drugs.
Why small community radios are playing an increasingly important role in Latin America
Transmit women's voices between Latin America and Europe empower female roles in the Andes
Women are the ones who suffer most from the miseries of Guatemalan society.
Preservation of the land is a prerequisite for survival in native communities.
The National Biodiversity Institute and the Bioprospecting Unit - General information in INBio
Indigenious peoples are being especially hard hit by the current loss of biodiversity.
Engaged and mobilised citizens can change the world we live in: four examples from Peru.
Sports as a Tool For Conflict Transformation And Prevention In Sri Lanka
Interview with 2 oppositional journalists from cuba
When citizens decide on the communal budget
Governments are no longer the ones who rule the world, the power shifted to global megacorporations.
Colombians have long been ruled by fear. Now they are breaking free.
Indigenous groups in Latin America fight for visibility and participation. They could make valuable contributions to the Post-2015 Agenda.
What do refugees expect of peace in their homelands? A radio programme is trying to improve the situation of Columbian refugees in Ecuador.
Ecuador's indigenous movement is one of the most powerful social movements worldwide. The transition into political office can, however, be a difficult one.
Lima, Peru’s vibrant capital has to cope with chaotic public transportation. Reforms are caught between corruption and opportunism - but progress is made.
The genre cumbia is not as well-known around the world as salsa or reggaeton. Yet it is considered the more authentic music.
Colombia has been shaken by violence for the last two decades. What is and needs to be done to overcome the nation’s past?
Food trends in Lima involving traditional and indigenous dishes are altering the identity of the nation.
Carlos A. Monteiro warns of the dangers of ultra-processed foods, noting that our personal and social well-being is at risk.
Monopolization of land ownership is driving up poverty and vulnerability in Brazil's rural areas. On the governance of tenure.
The expansion of big retailers in developing countries poses a challenge for food security.
Seed banks are a vital insurance for smallholders’ livelihood. A journey to Santiago Yaitepec shows the need and benefits of local, agricultural self-aid.
Why is water running out in Brazil’s cities? Does the Landless Workers' Movement provide a solution to it?
Due to rising demand, quinoa production and prices skyrocketed in the last few years.
The willingness to share depends on different motifs – even envy. Examples from Pakistan, Latin America and the USA.
Local journalists in Peru often work in very hostile atmospheres. Can they positively influence conflict resolution?
Indigenous communities in the Andes traditionally manage commons such as water. Their potential is still not exhausted.
In his documentary “La Buena Vida”, Jens Schanze depicts the Colombian Wayúus’ fight for their land against supranational energy corporations. A review.
In Brazil Graffiti is a weapon of the poor and disinherited. Artists are reclaiming the streets, using their fame to build and educate their communities.
The prison rates in Mexico City are higher as during authoritarian rule. A side effect of economic transformation, argues Markus-Michael Müller.
Sexual assaults happen daily in Mexico City, and frequently on public transportation. The Inmujeres organization is fighting for women’s rights and safety.
More than half of Nairobi lives in slums where they face stalled projects and poor service. But improvements could be made.
Terrorism, earthquakes, violence – global cities face various threads. 100 Resilient Cities helps them to be prepared.
Crime in Mexico City is a multi-layered problem. We asked two experts to break down the figures and cut through the complexities.
Tepito is Mexico City’s most notorious quarter. While the media generally focuses on violence and crime, Francisco Mata portrays the barrio’s inhabitants.
Beyond the world’s attention, violent crimes take place on unstable ground: Child piracy creates a legal dilemma that puts vulnerable juveniles at risk.
In Peru many farmers grow Coca to generate an income. After facing ruin when her crops were destroyed, Moly Checya has found a better alternative.
Uganda’s tech industry is booming – health apps being one successful part of it, but funding is still challenging.
Liberation theologians use Christianity as weapon in the fight for the poor. And in a way, even the pope is on their side.