• The Basurero Is Burning: Life at the Gates of Hell in Guatemala City

    In early January, a trash fire broke out in Guatemala City's immense dump. The surface flames were extinguished, but the blaze is still alive inside the mountain of garbage—and that's the least of this impoverished neighborhood's problems.

  • Brazil’s World Cup Bungle in the Jungle

    Deep in the Amazon jungle, in Manaus, Brazil's most remote city, a mammoth, 42,000-seat stadium has been built to host four matches for this summer's soccer World Cup. Manaus's professional soccer team is akin to a Single-A minor-league baseball team, and the city will have to fo…

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    Snake Island - Full Length

    The highest concentration of one of the most venomous snakes in the world is located about 90 miles off the coast of Santos, Brazil, on a small, craggy chunk of otherwise uninhabitable land. It’s known as Ilha da Queimada Grande, or Snake Island.

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    Snake Island - Part 1

    The highest concentration of one of the most venomous snakes in the world is located about 90 miles off the coast of Santos, Brazil, on a small, craggy chunk of otherwise uninhabitable land. It’s known as Ilha da Queimada Grande, or Snake Island.

  • A Phoenix Artist Is Giving Away His Work for Free, but You Have to Find It First

    Like many American cities, Phoenix, Arizona, is undergoing a transformation. Urban centers are being redeveloped to suit the needs of well-heeled artists and creatives, which oftentimes pushes out the more eccentric native population. Instead of indulging that hip gallery scene,

  • The Panamanian Village Where Kids Are Named After Dictators

    In La Villa de Los Santos, names like Caesar Augustus and Julius Caesar used to be popular, but somewhere along the way the ancient historical figures gave way to more recent strongmen like Hitler, Lenin, Fidel, and Stalin.

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    Snake Island - Trailer

    The highest concentration of one of the most venomous snakes in the world is located about 90 miles off the coast of Santos, Brazil, on a small, craggy chunk of otherwise uninhabitable land. It’s known as Ilha da Queimada Grande, or Snake Island.

  • Paving Native Land to Put Up a Tourist Park

    For centuries, Mexico's Tarahumara have been chased into the mountains by conquistadors, missionaries, and mining operations. Now real estate developers want some of the last rocky land the tribe has left and the priceless view that goes along with it.

  • When Irish Guys Are Smiling

    South Boston's legendarily divisive St. Patrick's Day Parade was marched amid considerable rancor between gay-veterans groups and parade organizers. But the parade went on Sunday, and I chatted with a few shamrock-festooned revelers about what St. Patrick's Day means to them—othe…

  • I Had a Scammer Tortured by Police in Tanzania

    I reported the guy who sold me a fake bus ticket to the police, and I followed them to the station, but my perspective changed when I realized he was about to be brutally beaten.

  • Brazil's First Gay Church Preaches Family Values

    The Igreja Cristã Contemporânea congregation is free of homophobia but has all the trappings of a traditional church, and pastor Marcos Gladstone preaches about the importance of monogamy and good works.

  • I Visited LA's Museum of Velvet Paintings

    The Velveteria is the world's only museum dedicated to the 20th century pop-art phenomenon of velvet paintings. Known for their starkly colorful, cartoonish imagery, velvets are often dismissed as camp and garish. The proprietors of this Los Angeles gallery hope to change that pe…

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    Kingdom of the Little People

    In a land far, far away, love flourishes in a kingdom quite unlike any other. In mushroom-shaped homes and old dormitories, a community of dwarfs—all less than 51 inches tall—can be found singing, dancing, and performing on a daily basis for visiting tourists.

  • The Punks of Disneyland

    Disneyland's social clubs are made up of young people so in love with the amusement park that they've tattooed themselves with its logos. They've been accused of smoking weed and starting fights, but they say they're all about good clean fun.