Brazil is on track to become an economic powerhouse in the 21st century, but gaping social inequalities still plague this country of 187 million. Simon Marks offers the first in a series of reports from Brazil on the country's economic…
Rising murder rates in Philadelphia have led community activists to organize efforts to curb the city's crime. Kwame Holman talks to local activists about their fight against violent crime.
In the first in a series of presidential candidate interviews, Sen. Sam Brownback, R-Kan., talks about his stance on the Iraq war and the importance of rebuilding family values in America.
New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg and Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa recently sat down together with the NewsHour. They discussed what they can accomplish in their cities that the federal government cannot.
With Global Positioning System chips now installed in some cell phones, parents can use phones to keep tabs on their children and businesses can track the whereabouts of delivery truck drivers. But the new tracking systems leave some privacy advocates…
Mexican President Felipe Calderon has proposed a 12 percent increase in public security spending and ordered 10,000 soldiers transferred to the polic force in efforts to crack down on crime and drug trafficking. Saul Gonzalez of KCET-Los Angeles reports.
In the midst of trying to rebuild, New Orleans faces a murder rate that exceeds that of Compton, Calif., in the latest FBI statistics. Officials have relied on the state's National Guard to help police, but at some point the…
A year after Hurricane Katrina flooded New Orleans, residents find that despite promises of aid from local, state and federal governments, the city still lacks adequate medical care and other basic services.
Recent controversial reports said five elderly and terminally ill patients who were abandoned and proclaimed dead in a New Orleans hospital immediately after Hurricane Katrina were euthanized by the hospital staff.
By PBS NewsHour
In a move lauded by gun control advocates and Senate Democrats, Republican leaders have decided to allow consideration of more gun control amendments to the juvenile crime bill currently under consideration.
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