The peaceful rollout of some 3,000 Brazilian troops and cops into Rio's Rocinha slum was a PR success for the Rio government, writes guest blogger Rachel Glickhouse, but it left many wondering why such a massive operation with such intensive media coverage was necessary.
In Libya, militia clashes around Tripoli and elsewhere are hindering government attempts to build democratic structures and civil society.
How did snowy Minneapolis beat out Portland, Ore., for the title of best bike city in America? This year, Minneapolis is adding 57 new miles of bikeways to the 127 miles already built, and an additional 183 miles are planned over the next 20 years.
The call comes one day after supporters of embattled Syrian President Bashar al-Assad attacked several embassies in response to the Arab League's Saturday decision to suspend Syria.
There's no sign of foul play in the crash that killed Mexican Interior Minister Francisco Blake Mora and 7 others today. But amid Mexico's bloody drug war, count on speculation that drug gangs had a hand.
But is the congressman's abrupt departure from Rio de Janeiro actually a political ploy for the city's upcoming mayoral election? Just another stranger than fiction event in Rio's struggle with crime.
Human Rights Watch has accused Syria of crimes against humanity and called on the Arab League to suspend Syria's membership when it meets tomorrow in Cairo.
US-Cuban affairs dominated the confirmation hearing of Roberta Jacobson, acting assistant secretary of state for western hemisphere affairs, showing how "out of step" the US is as Cuba forges ahead with reform, writes blogger.
On Veteran's Day 2011, the mood is decidedly somber, with stories of one family of a US fallen soldier fighting for truth of how their son died, and another soldier's family adopting the Iraqi puppy he left behind.