Central and South America

Known as the Lima Accord, after the capital of Peru where representatives from 200 nations met for two weeks, a deal was reached to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in preparation for talks to be held in Paris in December. But is it strong enough?
2 days ago   The New York Times
Infrastructure projects are lagging in Brazil, which is causing some to worry that the country won't be ready to host the 2014 World Cup.
Apr 29, 2011   The National
That was former Medellin, Columbia mayor Sergio Fajardo's plan to rebuild his city, an idea that turned out to be transformational.
Apr 27, 2011   Foreign Policy
Port-au-Prince, the devastated capital of Haiti, is far from recovery. But as it and the rest of the country tries to rebound, some are thinking creatively about how best to rebuild the city's center.
Mar 14, 2011   Citiwire
Bus rapid transit (BRT) is often the most feasible, quickly implemented and cost-effective way to improve mobility in the United States, concluded a distinguished panel of transport experts at a Brookings Institution event.
Mar 14, 2011   TheCityFix.com
As plans to build a major dam on the Amazon River edge closer to breaking ground, locals in nearby communities worry about the inevitable changes to come.
Mar 12, 2011   Smithsonian Magazine
A new book of photography compares the legacies of two modernist cities: Brasilia and Chandigarh.
Mar 10, 2011   Azure
An event held at The Brookings Institution invited transit experts to discuss the lessons learned from BRT systems in Latin America and their applicability in the United States.
Mar 9, 2011   Sustainable Cities Collective
A new gondola cable car system is opening in a Rio de Janeiro slum to improve accessibility.
Mar 5, 2011   Wired
As housing costs rise and supplies dwindle in Caracas, more than 2500 squatters have occupied a downtown skyscraper.
Mar 2, 2011   The New York Times
As the city of Rio de Janeiro prepares to host the 2016 Summer Olympics, residents there say many of the projects underway are violating their rights.
Feb 26, 2011   The Globe and Mail