Jordana Timerman

An Intro to 'Fluxos,' São Paulo's Latest Funk Music Craze

Teenage casanovas, booming car speakers, and freaky dance moves make these street parties a weekly destination for the city’s music fans.

Buenos Aires Wants to Outlaw Street Harassment of Women

Officials in Argentina, and beyond, are finally taking catcalls more seriously.

No One's Quite Sure How São Paulo Will Survive Its Drought

With severe water rationing measures looming, the mega-city is set to enter uncharted territory.

In Buenos Aires, There's a Time and a Place for Smashing Things

Porteños have a reputation for short fuses. Enter the Break Club.

How Local Governments Could Work More Like Cell Phones

A young American in Guatemala wants to bring a spirit of entrepreneurship to municipal governance through his think tank, the Startup Cities Institute.

What Would It Be Like to Live in a Town Run by Investors?

For the "charter city" movement in Honduras, overcoming legal hurdles is followed by thousands of crucial questions.

In Brazil, Where Police Killings Are Commonplace, Cell Phone Cameras Play a Powerful Role

More than 75 percent of Brazilians over the age of 10 now have mobile phones, which means someone's always watching.

My Misadventures in Urban Composting

How I learned to stop worrying and love my worms.

With Its New Master Plan, São Paulo Takes Aim at Gated Towers

The effort to curb street life-killing building designs could have a lasting impact on the city's culture. 

The World Cup Ghost Town Effect

Normally buzzing Buenos Aires ground to a halt Wednesday to watch Argentina compete in the World Cup.

Uruguay's Hot New Crime App Is a Bit of a Hot Mess

Anyone can report an incident on CityCop, but it's not at all clear what that means. 

For Lima, There's No Simple Path to Re-Regulating Public Transportation

The city's historic transport free-for-all is starting to change, but a lot of people could get left behind. 

The Innovative Policy at the Heart of Fresh Violence in Rio

The police department's once-lauded pacification program appears to be unraveling. 

The Bus Voyeur of Buenos Aires

This artist takes pictures of ladies on public transit, without their knowledge, and posts them online. Why?

Brazilians Are Already Fighting Back Against World Cup Price Gouging

A wave of websites catalog the stores and restaurants where prices are skyrocketing.

Rolezinhos: The Flash Mobs Currently Freaking Out Brazilian Authorities

Low-income youth have been gathering in São Paulo shopping malls to chant lyrics from a music genre called funk da ostentaçã o.

The Strange Saga of the Ousted Mayor of Bogotá

Gustavo Petro was impeached after his recycling program failed. The move could very well stifle municipal innovation there.

Is a Favela Still a Favela Once It Starts Gentrifying?

Rents are going up in Rio's informal housing communities. What, if anything, should the city do about it?

It's Not Just Justin Bieber: Travel Websites Are Fueling Sex Tourism in Latin America

Expect to see more attention paid to the conditions of prostitutes as Brazil counts down to the World Cup.