These armored trucks, made to resemble tanks off of a battlefield, are another invention of traffickers who do anything to protect smuggling routes and out-arm their rivals.
Javier Sicilia's caravan attracts only a small crowd in San Luis Potosí, near the territory of the notorious Zeta drug cartel. But for some of the victims who attended, it was their first time speaking out.
With Yemeni violence persisting as President Saleh convalesces in Saudi Arabia, US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton recommended an immediate transition to a new government.
Mr. Humala narrowly defeated Keiko Fujimori in Sunday's presidential race. Both candidates were dogged by their pasts, but here are five factors that could influence his future administration.
Javier Sicilia's caravan stops in Morelia, capital of the state of Michoacán, where Mexican President Felipe Calderón launched his 'war on drugs.' Our correspondent is in the caravan, talking to residents along the way.
The African Union Mission in Somalia has been gaining ground against Al Shabab, but threats of countries withdrawing soldiers and failure to pay others could set back that progress.
Recent actions taken against Congo's 'conflict mineral' trade by companies and the international community signal that although progress is slow, it is happening.
Saudi Arabia isn't taking this whole democracy thing lying down. It's putting down uprisings, beefing up alliances with fellow autocrats, and distancing itself from the US.
The SERF index, a new way to measure human rights in a country, may provide a more accurate assessment of a country's human rights effort.