United States

Adriana Brasileiro

Florida's most famous gayborhood invests in homes for gay seniors

Oct 04 2018

MIAMI (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Like many elderly U.S. couples, Herb Parker and Herb Horowitz chose to spend their golden years in Florida, drawn by its year-round sunshine, outdoor activities and relaxed atmosphere.

Rising sea, falling prices: climate change hits Key Biscayne home values

Jul 12 2018

KEY BISCAYNE, Fla. (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - "Rain is bad for us. Rain is very bad for us," Elena Errazuriz sighed as she looked out through the bay windows of her Key Biscayne home.

Puerto Rico hurricane migrants may be wild card in U.S. elections

Mar 28 2018

ORLANDO, Fla. (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - When Juan Carlos Cuevas fled Puerto Rico last year, after Hurricane Maria ravaged the island, he may unwittingly have traded a fight with nature for a political battleground.

Richard Branson’s green energy plan for Caribbean may include debt relief

Oct 27 2017

MIAMI, Oct 28 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - A plan by British billionaire Richard Branson to lead a post-hurricane rebuilding effort in the Caribbean, with a focus on clean energy projects, may include debt relief negotiations mediated by the International Monetary Fund.

With Irma - and a power failure - Miami gets a taste of deadly heat

Sep 25 2017

MIAMI (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Miami is a city that lives on air conditioning. When it fails, people can die.

U.S. mayors rally in Miami to create 'groundswell of climate leadership'

Jun 27 2017

MIAMI (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - U.S. cities will lead the fight against climate change by working harder to reduce emissions, switch to cleaner energy and protect residents from sea-level rise even as Washington refuses to formally acknowledge global warming as a problem, mayors said this week.

Brazilian mines produce world's priciest gems under fire

Jun 18 2016

SÃO JOSÉ DA BATALHA, Brazil (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Rare neon blue Paraiba tourmalines have adorned jewelry worn on the red carpet by Hollywood actresses Emily Blunt and Salma Hayek and U.S. singer Taylor Swift.

Syrian refugee who charmed Rio with his snacks has eye on Olympics

Feb 24 2016

RIO DE JANEIRO (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Syrian refugee Ahmad Ryad Hamada arrived in Brazil just six months ago, but his food stand has already taken Rio by storm and he is now gearing up for the Olympics.

Pregnant women face virus threat ahead of Brazil Olympic games

Jan 22 2016

RIO DE JANEIRO (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Unusually wet weather, poor sanitation and a public health service weakened by economic crisis are contributing to an outbreak in Brazil of Zika, a mosquito-carried virus linked to a surge in cases of children born with brain damage, health experts say.

Proposed law may remove indigenous land rights in Brazil

Dec 02 2015

RIO DE JANEIRO (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Maria Valdenice Nukini believes it's her duty to protect her ancestral territory in northern Brazil and raise awareness of the role indigenous communities play in protecting nature.

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