Panamanian salsa musician and actor Ruben Blades has been known to blend social issues like poverty and corruption into his music, but he also mixes art and advocacy in his work as a lawyer and public official. Jeffrey Brown reports. Continue reading
In the next installment of a series on fragile states, special correspondent Kira Kay reports on Haiti’s struggle to overcome years of political turmoil and severe poverty. Continue reading
In the next installment of his series on Mexico, Ray Suarez examines how the government is lifting people out of poverty and inspiring nations throughout the world to do the same. Continue reading
As part of the kick-off to a series this week on the PBS NewsHour examining the communities of Patchwork Nation, project director Dante Chinni takes viewers on a drive down Germantown Ave., revealing the many “cities” that make up Philadelphia. Continue reading
In poor rural areas, inner cities, and among Latin American immigrants, exotic diseases classified by the CDC as “neglected infections” are now affecting millions of people. As Jeffrey Kaye reports, the rarer the illness, the harder it is to find treatment. Continue reading
Sister Cyril Mooney, principal of the Loreto Day School in Kolkata, India, is working to provide poor children a place to learn by day and a safe haven at night. Fred de Sam Lazaro reports. Continue reading
Is a change in management enough to transform some of the worst schools in the country? New Orleans superintendent Paul Vallas seems to think so. But while charters are outperforming other schools in New Orleans, there’s evidence they may be abusing their freedom.