Central and South America

A Guardian Cities article examines bus rapid transit—especially of the variety delivered by the likes Jaime Lerner and Enrique Peñalosa—on its merits as an "urban panacea."
Aug 28, 2014   Guardian Cities
Stunning archaeological discoveries made in Brazil in recent years have upended conventional wisdom about the forests of the western Amazon.
Jan 17, 2012   The New York Times
On the second anniversary of the devastating earthquake in Haiti, Sara Miller Llana assesses the rebuilding effort.
Jan 12, 2012   The Christian Science Monitor
Farmers are enjoying high corn prices and may not even have noticed the end of the subsidy on Dec. 31 according to the agricultural economist interviewed on NPR.
Jan 4, 2012   NPR: Morning Edition
Your probably heard of ecotourism -- responsible tourism to natural areas. Apocalypse tourism celebrates the the end of the world on December 21, 2012, and Mexico's tourism board has the event locked up.
Dec 30, 2011   CNN
Five years after Gilberto Kassab, the mayor of São Paulo, Brazil passed the "Clean City Law", banning all visual pollution around the city, both citizens and businesses are thankful.
Dec 28, 2011   GOOD Magazine
After the earthquake, Haiti's recovery has not been in rebuilding the center city, but through decentralization and the development of farming. But even this plan, reports Randal Archibald, is fraught with challenges.
Dec 26, 2011   The New York Times
Can Honduras develop it's own Hong Kong by enabling free market "startup cities"? The sleepy city of Trujillo is selected for the country's first experiment.
Dec 25, 2011   The Economist
Maria Fernanda Cavalcanti, a resident of Brazil, writes that folding bicycles "...have been catching the attention of urban cyclists everywhere."
Dec 14, 2011   TheCityFix.com
Brazilian cities dominated the list compiled by AméricaEconomía. Many traditional Brazilian metropolises rose in the list, while many of its B-level cities like Campinas (20th) and Manaus (29th) were included for the first time.
Nov 23, 2011   Worldcrunch
In Guatemala City, Campus Tec, a single tech firm building, shows early signs of promise for the city's "Silicon Valley dream."
Nov 19, 2011   The New York Times