The lime, a staple of Mexico's taco culture, quadrupled in price to almost $4 a kilo (2.2 pounds) in December and January, with drug traffickers blamed for meddling in the supply chain.
Alassane Ouattara, Ivory Coast's new president, must tread carefully as he works to disarm militias, defuse long-simmering hatreds.
Belarus authorities say they have images of two male suspects in what experts call a sophisticated terror attack. They have tightened security around Minsk metro stations.
British author Alan Shadrake returned to court Monday to appeal his six-week jail term and fine in a case that highlights the limits on free speech in Singapore.
Japan's prime minister is urging the public not to panic after the government boosted the severity level of the crisis at Fukushima to the highest rating, the same level as the 1986 Chernobyl disaster.
The disclosure comes after the head of Pakistani intelligence abruptly cut short a trip to Washington this week after meeting with CIA director Leon Panetta yesterday.
Three economists interviewed by The Christian Science Monitor forecast Ivory Coast's annual economic growth to accelerate to an impressive 6 to 7 percent toward the end of 2011.
Prigi Arisandi has devoted years to calling out Indonesian factories for toxic discharge into waterways. Today, he was awarded the 2011 Goldman Environmental Prize.
Ahead of the May 10-11 Arab League summit, Iraq has prepared suites, ballrooms, and manicured gardens in anticipation of receiving 22 invited heads of state.
A blast at a metro station in the Belarusian capital Minsk killed seven people and injured about 50. The cause is not yet known.
In Libya, the African Union is seen as a tool of Qaddafi's ambitions, not as a potential honest broker in the uprising against his 41-year reign.
Preliminary results indicate losses for the People's Democratic Party, but President Goodluck Jonathan, a PDP member, could still win.
Face veil ban went into effect in France today. The deputy chief of the police union said that arresting burqa-wearing women was unlikely to be a high priority.
Russia's Dmitry Medvedev and Poland's Bronislaw Komorowski met on the one-year anniversary of a plane crash that killed Poland's former president en route to Russia. A probe of the crash has sparked controversy.
Analysts predict a tight June 5 runoff after this weekend's presidential vote. Left-wing candidate Ollanta Humala is expected to face Congresswoman Keiko Fujimori, daughter of the imprisoned former president Alberto Fujimori.
Forces loyal to president-elect Ouattara stormed former president Gbagbo's bunker Monday and arrested him, ending the political standoff but not necessarily the violence between their supporters.
Volunteering abroad between high school and college in a 'Global Citizen Year' helps students learn teamwork and leadership skills
One month after the March 11 quake that triggered a tsunami and damaged the Fukushima nuclear power plant, Japanese observed a moment of silence. A 6.6 temblor shook Japan again.
The country's journalists aren't wasting time getting to the tough questions or putting politicians and businessmen under a microscope.
The African Union's road map lays out a cease-fire to allow humanitarian relief and dialogue toward a settlement. Qaddafi has accepted it, while rebels are studying it.