Topic: Alex Sanchez
Alex Sanchez, an undocumented Salvadoran who couldn't find stability in the mainstream as a youth, found unity in a gang. After a long struggle, he has become an internationally known peacemaker and gang interventionist.
Investment from emerging economies like China and Russia are diminishing Latin America's reliance on the US, making it more difficult for Washington to isolate regimes like Cuba.
Costa Rica has moral authority to speak on issues of authoritarian violence in Syria, writes guest blogger Jackie Briski, having experienced years of destructive civil war.