Latin America

Forty-day carnival

Celebrated every year in many Latin America countries, carnival is a festival that has roots in Catholicism. Before Holy Week, traditionally a time for fasting and spiritual introspection, people take to the streets for dancing and debauchery prior to the solemnity that will follow.


Research role model

Though it was once associated as being dominated by men, science is increasingly being redefined by women, many of whom are blazing trails in previously uncharted territory.

In Florida, one female scientist has been working hard to claim her space, but also, to bring more scientists like her into the field.


Fleeing Guatemala

In Central America, young migrants are leaving home without parental permission to make a perilous trek to the United States.

In search of better economic opportunities, they make a journey that Amnesty International has called “one of the world’s most dangerous.”


Urban Voices: Jorge Pardo

Jorge Pardo is a musician from Spain who is famous for playing the saxophone. But the sax is just one of the instruments he has mastered and one of the many more he includes in his compositions.