The Obama administration is signalling that the US is changing the way it does the aid business, promoting bilateral trade rather than one-way grants and loans.
As thousands descend upon Rio for the Rio+20 sustainability conference, here's a list of some of the newest attractions – beyond the beach.
Over a dozen of the hemisphere's militaries already have drones, and small arms remain the much larger threat to the region's security, writes a guest blogger. They could be stolen and trafficked.
When Columbia University admitted Sheherazad Jaafari, a former aide to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, many students objected. But she's not the first controversial student at a US-based university.
In 1995, members of the Aum Shinrikyo religious cult shook Japan when they released sarin nerve gas into the Tokyo subway system, killing 13 people and injuring thousands.
Pam Koner started a nonprofit group that helps families who want to aid less-fortunate families.
A report released in the lead-up to the Rio+20 global sustainability conference says 95 percent of cities in Latin America are planning how to tackle the negative effects of climate change.
Guest blogger Vukasin Petrovic asks why US retains positive ties with Equatorial Guinea's long-ruling president Teodoro Obiang Nguema, despite evidence of brutality, corruption, and neglect of his people.