Michele Bertelli

Michele Bertelli

Women's Rights

A woman's burden in war-torn South Sudan

With the men at war or herding cattle, women live by their wits, farming, caregiving, and working to support families.

A woman's burden in war-torn South Sudan

Health

Why are so many women still dying in childbirth?

In the last 25 years more than 10 million women have died worldwide due to pregnancy related issues.

Why are so many women still dying in childbirth?

Arts & Culture

How indigenous wealth is changing Bolivian architecture

A rising indigenous class is putting its money where its homes are and inspiring a new style of architecture.

How indigenous wealth is changing Bolivian architecture

Politics

In Pictures: Morales celebrates poll victory

Evo Morales set for third term as president of Bolivia after garnering 59.5 percent of Sunday's vote.

In Pictures: Morales celebrates poll victory

Italy

Italy's strict drug law goes up in smoke

A court ruling ended harsh sanctions on marijuana users, but prospects for legalisation seem unlikely.

Italy's strict drug law goes up in smoke

US & Canada

Idyllic Italian town protests US army base

US military antennas in Sicily may increase the safety of soldiers, but Italians are worried about the health effects.

Idyllic Italian town protests US army base

Environment

Quinoa boom a mixed blessing for Bolivians

The UN has proclaimed 2013 the year of Quinoa, but price rises for the healthy grain worry some Bolivians.

Quinoa boom a mixed blessing for Bolivians