Jorge Videla led Argentina's 1976 coup. He and eight others were convicted for stealing babies from 'enemies of the state' during the military junta's rule.
Paraguay was the only country objecting to Venezuela's entry into the Mercosur trade bloc. Its rights may be temporarily suspended, but it's still a member, says a guest blogger.
Judges elected to the Supreme Court in 2006 and 2012 asserted their right to maintain their position this week, defying a constitutional ruling that their elections were invalid, writes a guest blogger.
A top Syrian general and one-time confidante of President Bashar al-Assad has defected and is believed to be headed to Paris, a possible blow to Assad's regime.
Helmuth Caspar von Moltke, son of an anti-Nazi hero, uses the family estate in Poland to teach teenagers about democracy and protecting human rights.
Built with Qatari funding and sniffed at by Prince Charles, the new skyscraper has 11,000 glass panels equal to eight soccer fields.