In Cuba, dreams of escape

For many people, the thought of spending your life next to the aquamarine waters of the Caribbean is an envious one. But for many people in the tiny fishing village of Cajio Beach in western Cuba - it’s...

Venezuela’s teen pregnancy epidemic

Around the world, rates of teen pregnancy have been dropping for decades. But in Latin America, rates of teenage motherhood remain stubbornly high. Today they’re about 36 percent higher than the global...

Death squads in the Philippines

In recent days Filipino President Rodrigo Duterte announced that he would withdraw his country from the treaty governing the International Criminal Court. That move came just over a month after the ICC’s top...

In China’s girls, artist sees a growing force

  "I wanted to show the power that these little girls had." China's economic boom has lifted hundreds of millions out of poverty in the past two decades and transformed a poor country into an industrial...

China’s ‘one-child’ legacy

A little less than four decades ago China’s population was nearing the 1 billion mark. In 1979 this led the Communist Party to institute the “One-Child Policy” to slow the country’s population...

Tiny Guyana threatened by ‘oil curse’

Most people probably know little about the tiny South American nation of Guyana. In the U.S., it made headlines back in the late 1970s after an American cult leader named Jim Jones took his followers there –...