New York of the Far East
Moms for rent
Anand is an Indian town whose name means happiness. In the last few years, it has become the Indian capital city of rental mothers: that is since 2006, when Dr. Nayna Patel, a gynecologist, founded the Akanksha Infertility Clinic, which has been dubbed "the greatest wish clinic". The idea came to Dr. Patel when the mother of one of her patients, a sterile young lady, volunteered to carry the pregn
Rio new suburbs
In March 2009, the government of President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva announced the program "Minha Casa, Minha Vida", which involved the construction of 1 million housing for low-income families. The estimated investment was 34 million. A visionary operation that helped the country to overcome the economic crisis and would have finally given a decent home to millions of citizens. In the state of Ri
The Secret History of the Mongols, the oldest literary work written in the Mongolian language, tells how Gengis Khan was able to put under his control more than 30 fighting tribes, and how, once in power, he declared homosexuality immediately illegal in order to attempt to increase the population of his new empire. Today, more than 800 years later, Mongolia is an independent country with the lowes
A few kilometers from Chiang Mai, Northern Thailand, lies the quiet village of Faham. Here, ten years ago, Martin Woodtli, now in his fifties and native of Switzerland, founded a center for old people affected by Alzheimer and senile dementia: The Baan Kamlangchay Center.
It all started with a personal drama. Martinís father commited suicide, overwhelmed by the illness of his wife affected by A
In Spain, according to a study by the Spanish Society of Cardiology, the ratio of people with morbid obesity soared by more than 200 percent in the past decade. This is a serious public health problem that surely will increase if effective interventions are not made. In most cases morbid obesity is due to a lack of education and a social culture where food is very poor in quality. According to man
Paul Theroux describes the fence in Nogales as "the oddest frontier I have ever seen". A metal fence divides the city into two: on one side boring Arizona with villas and shopping centers, on the other side extravagant Mexico with mariachi, night clubs and low-cost dental clinics. After years of shooting and murders in the street, the drug cartels have stopped fighting and Nogales is again a rich
The Delta of Amacuro, eastern Venezuela, is one of the most inhospitable places in the whole world. For the past 8.500 years Warao Indians have turned its 20.000 square kilometers of water canals and swamps into their home. Despite the strong culture impact due to colonialism, Warao people have managed to keep their culture and way of life deeply attached to this environment. Until now.
Africo. The death's street
Africo is a small Calabrian village by the Ionian sea where an invisible and silent tragedy is taking place. There is a street where people die of cancer more than anywhere else: Via Matteotti, known among local people as the "death's street". It is only 300 metre long and its death rate is incredibly high: 35 out of its 80 inhabitants are affected by cancer and 20 of them died in 2013.