Central and South America

The new safety law allows women to request a stop at any location along a bus route after 10 pm, in an effort to increase women's safety in transit.
Nov 15, 2014   The City Fix
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
Americans are driving less and more efficiently, resulting in reduced gas consumption - yet prices are rising. What gives? For a nation that relies on oil imports despite surging drilling, the answer is unusual.
Nov 14, 2011   Los Angeles Times - Business
USA Today reports that efforts to increase cycling in Mexico City have succeeded in getting middle and upper-class residents on two wheels.
Oct 31, 2011   USA Today
Brazil, Venezuela and Columbia have all hired a curious sort of police force to encourage pedestrians and drivers to follow the rules -- mimes, who hang out at busy intersections and make fun of bad behavior.
Oct 28, 2011   Time
The City of Rio de Janeiro announced the winner of its design contest for the 2016 Olympic Park. Contestants also designed a master-planned, mixed-use neighborhood to take over the space post-Olympics.
Oct 27, 2011   2016 Olympic Park Competition
Stación-ARquitectura Arquitectos has designed a modular home to house poor families in Monterrey, Mexico.
Oct 23, 2011   Inhabitat
The Big Worm is a 2.2 mile elevated highway carving its way through South America's biggest city, carrying 80,000 vehicles a day past the bedroom windows of once elegant art deco apartment buildings.
Oct 17, 2011   The Washington Post