Police from four countries joined forces to bring down a notorious human smuggler. Here’s how they blew the operation — and why the crackdown on immigration is making things worse.
Three years after a deadly collapse, Bangladesh’s apparel factories have safer structures — and working conditions so oppressive they’re killing people.
Rescuing and ransoming Christian hostages in Iraq.
The Teflon toxin goes to China.
A man’s search for his kidnapped children.
Dispatches from Syria.
A closer look at the democratic bona fides of the rock star of Venezuela’s opposition.
Fifty years ago, an obscure international legal system was created to protect the rights of foreign investors. Insiders say it has spun out of control.
On India’s coast, a power plant backed by the World Bank Group threatens a way of life.
How the World Bank finances environmental destruction.
New evidence ties the World Bank to human rights abuses in Ethiopia.
How the World Bank broke its promise to protect the poor.
How World Bank projects leave a trail of misery around the globe.
Four years after the Foxconn scandal, the Chinese factories that build the world’s gadgets still endanger their workers — and abandon them when they get sick.
As a gold rush sweeps through Colombia, narco-traffickers have turned to the precious metal to make up for lost profits in the drug trade.
4-H claims its Africa program benefits kids — but is it also creating a market for genetically modified corn?
Smuggling and subterfuge in the North African desert.
Guns, gold, and blowback from the failed drug war in Colombia.
Despite US military efforts, maritime insecurity has been markedly on the rise in the Gulf of Guinea.
A hushed Pentagon investigation reveals just how poorly US Africa Command has handled its humanitarian missions.