Issues / Health
Several countries afflicted by the Zika virus are asking women to delay getting pregnant. Yet local laws — and U.S. foreign aid rules — make it impossible for many to get a safe abortions.
For most of human history, life-saving drugs were a public good. Now they’re only good for shareholders.
After December's elections, Haiti could have yet another U.S.-backed president with a weak democratic mandate.
If you were looking for a place where democratic socialism appears to be working, you’d be hard pressed to find a better example than Denmark.
The tide may be turning against the Obama administration's enormous, corporate-friendly investment pact. Is it too politically toxic for an election year?
If someone had poisoned New York's water supply and killed 9,000 people, it would have been the most litigated public health disaster of all time. But when it happened in Haiti? Nothing.
In a country with strict anti-abortion laws, pregnancy losses can mean decades behind bars.
Even women who live in countries where abortion is legal often face obstacles to obtaining safe abortions — thanks, in part, to the United States.
As with most Western countries, in Poland drug abuse has spread from criminals and the impoverished to all levels of society.
Activists in Chile have made their government draw red lines on the corporate-friendly investment deal. North Americans could take a lesson.