Rosmeri has two daughters and she is just 16 years old. But in her family and her country, Rosmeri isn't alone. The Dominican Republic’s rate of teen pregnancy is nearly six times that of the United States, with nearly a third of teen girls becoming mothers. The island nation has the fifth highest rate of teenage motherhood in Latin America.
Complicated laws vary between states, so Will and Dan left New York to find a surrogate in Oregon to have a baby. The process not only brought a child into the world, but also a friendship that stretches from coast to coast.
Since legalization in 2015, recreational marijuana retailers have popped up all along the Oregon Coast. The already tourism-centric economy is finding niche businesses as the pot industry grows.
Chris Barrilleaux, 27, is only able to leave his home once a week. The cerebral palsy patient takes fencing lessons. He is dependent on his mother and wheelchair for everything he does, except when fencing.
Cracolandia, in Sao Paulo, Brazil, is home to possibly thousands of people who are addicted to crack and other drugs. Crack is a cheap drug in Brazil, only about a dollar a hit, but the high usually only lasts about five minutes. When users are without, they can become aggressive and violent. Most rehabilitation sites in the country are ineffective because they lack the support they need.