When President Obama visited Brazil this week, he touted the two countries' similarities and the mutual benefits of economic cooperation. But while Brazil is enjoying an economic renaissance, its residents are experiencing some growing pains along the way.
By Talea Miller
Health officials are drawing attention to the 22 countries that contribute 80 percent of the global burden of tuberculosis on March 24, designated World TB Day. Tuberculosis is a deadly infectious disease that can be transmitted through the air, making…
Cape Town, South Africa (Photo courtesy United Nations) Thursday is World Tuberculosis Day. Ray Suarez reported on the toll of the deadly airborne disease in South Africa in 2009 as one of his first stories with the global health unit.
Updated 4:30 p.m. ET New photos of the so-called "Fukushima 50" -- the workers who have stayed behind to help rescue a damaged nuclear plant have been made available this week. (Workers at the damaged Fukushima nuclear plant.
Ray Suarez reports on the North African nation of Morocco, where the country's king is attempting to stave off protests with a series of constitutional reforms.
Japanese officials warned Tokyo residents to avoid giving tap water to infants after tests revealed radiation levels exceeded safe limits. Tom Clarke of Independent Television News reports on the latest problem stemming from the damaged Fukushima nuclear plant.
Jim Lehrer talks with two former senators about President Obama's decision to use military force to counter Moammar Gadhafi's troops in Libya. Democratic Sen. Gary Hart of Colorado is a scholar-in-residence at the University of Colorado, and Republican Sen. Norm…
Gwen Ifill gets an update from Deputy National Security Adviser Denis McDonough on the coalition's air campaign in Libya, ground fighting between Moammar Gadhafi's troops and opposition forces, and the administration's talks with allies.
The retired Army general who was a major advocate of the Iraq troop surge in 2007 says some U.S. ground forces may be needed to help counter troops loyal to Moammar Gadhafi who are killing civilians in the Libya…
EmbedVideo(177, 514, 320); The Political Checklist is back this week, and Gwen Ifill, Judy Woodruff and David Chalian look into how public opinion regarding President Obama's signature health insurance reform law is reverberating in American politics one…
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