The Shanghai Academy of Social Sciences reports that Beijing is “"barely suitable" for living because of pollution. Judith Shapiro, author of 'China's Environmental Challenges', discusses the Chinese government's battle with toxic air.
We take a look at the California prison hunger strike and mass incarceration. Then, we get an update on the Brazilian government's response to last month's protests. And protesting continues in Turkey.
Brazil’s international profile may be rising, but it continues to face serious domestic challenges: This year the country became the world's sixth-largest economy, but ranked only 84th on the UN Human Development Index — below countries like Libya and Venezuela. So has Brazil really has arrived?
The story of a Brazilian man who died after performing the role of Judas in the Passion of the Christ inspired writer Ian Belknap to think about this story as a performance piece gone inspirationally wrong.