The death of Mexico's top drug lord gives President Calderon a much-need victory in his three-year old strategy of using the Mexican military to attack drug-trafficking cartels, say analysts.
In recent and upcoming races across Latin America, candidates have dropped a combative left-right discourse, and instead are appealing to a growing ideological center.
A woman walks past a billboard for Afghanistan's presidential election in Kabul, Afghanistan, on Aug. 16.
The Tungurahua volcano spews ash and rocks during an eruption in Banos, Ecuador, in June 2010. Tungurahua has been classed as active since 1999 and had a strong eruption in 2008. It is one of eight active volcanoes in the country.
The Philippines massacre of 46 people on Monday on Mindanao appears to have been politically motivated, with fingers pointing to a powerful local clan.
Brazil President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva – whom US President Barack Obama called 'the most popular politician on earth' – hosted Iran President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad today. It is the first visit by an Iranian president.
After bridge explosions, Venezuela's Hugo Chávez and Colombia's Alvaro Uribe agree on one thing: current conflict won't be resolved without outside mediation.
Experts warn that Venezuela blowing up two bridges on the Colombia border could result in an 'actual shooting battle.'
The most recent Latin American leader to overturn presidential term limits is Nicaragua's Daniel Ortega.