A lens on Venezuelan street crime

"The drug trade is why we still have the government we have." Adriana Fernández first wielded a camera at the age of 16 to take pictures of friends involved in the graffiti scene in her native city of...

Venezuela’s other crisis: drug trafficking

Venezuela may be mired in political and economic crisis. But governance in the country is also undermined by the involvement of senior government officials in the drug trade. Among those sanctioned or...

Indonesia’s struggle to save tropical forests

A new book highlights possible answers to deforestation in the tropics. Preventing climate change is often linked to cutting back on the use of fossil fuels. Yet the clearing of carbon dioxide consuming...

Indonesia’s rapid deforestation

Indonesia has one of the world's largest remaining areas of tropical forests. From tigers and orangutans to Sumatran elephants, the forests support a stunning array of wildlife. They also soak up huge amounts...

Indian parents cling to hope for missing kids

"They are just hoping to find their children's bodies at the very least..." Mansi Thapliyal (courtesy) It's hard to find something positive in the pain of a parent whose child has been abducted. Yet...

Kenya doctor sees mixed results from strike

"When you're the only doctor on the ground you can't take a break or even have lunch." Lyndah Kemunto (courtesy) Soon after Lyndah Kemunto finished medical school in 2014, she was working 60 to 80 hours a...

Kenya losing battle with corruption

Kenya has long been one of the richest and most developed countries in Africa. The capital Nairobi is a hub for businesses all over the continent, and its game parks and beaches are a magnet for tourists. But...