• Andrew Downie

    Andrew Downie

    Andrew Downie fled a factory job in Scotland almost 20 years ago and set off to find adventure in Latin America. Since then he has lived in Mexico, Haiti, and now Brazil, writing and reporting for publications such as The New York Times, Time magazine, Esquire and GQ. He spent eight years in Rio de Janeiro and currently lives in São Paulo.

  • Educational Gap in the Brazilian Amazon

    Educational Gap in the Brazilian Amazon

    Culture & Education | November 25, 2011

    One of the problems for the Amazonas school system is finding qualified high school teachers in those small towns. Another is that pupils often have to travel great distances to get to class. Some are forced to come to Manaus if they want a high school education; others give up, defeated by the hassle or the cost.

  • HELP – Funding University Education in Haiti

    HELP – Funding University Education in Haiti

    Culture & Education | February 21, 2012

    Conor Bohan formed lifelong links with Haiti thanks to a...

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  • Valdenor Freitas: Opportunities Through Credit

    Valdenor Freitas: Opportunities Through Credit

    Agriculture & Rural Development | January 12, 2012

    Valdenor Freitas came to Sao Paulo 20 years ago to seek his fortune but like many youngsters new to a metropolis he found himself cold and hungry in a run down neighbourhood on the edge of town, with no running water, no electricity and no public transport.

  • Wind power on the Rise in Brazil

    Wind power on the Rise in Brazil

    Energy & Technology | April 27, 2012

    Brazil is already a world leader in renewable energy but...

  • Profis: Social Inclusion through Liberal Arts

    Profis: Social Inclusion through Liberal Arts

    Culture & Education | June 21, 2012

    CAMPINAS, Brazil – Brazil’s public school system is notoriously awful...

  • The Light Project: Incentivizing Recycling in Rio de Janeiro

    The Light Project: Incentivizing Recycling in Rio de Janeiro

    Infrastructure & Transportation | October 13, 2011

    Just days after her company set up the first large-scale...