The BP oil spill has begun to have international repercussions. Cuba is the country most likely to be the first non-US victim if the oil slick advances beyond Florida into the Caribbean.
A bill in the House of Representatives would change the 14th amendment to the US Constitution that grants anyone who is born on US soil the right of American citizenship. Efforts to revoke birthright citizenship could make it the new flashpoint in the debate over immigration.
CHIHUAHUAS: Chihuahuas are among the smallest dogs. Here, a miniature Chihuahau and Jack Rusell terrier cross, Tom Thumb, sits in a teacup. Tom Thumb measures less than four inches from the tip of his nose to his tail and only weighs three ounces. He was born in late July 2009 and is a contender for the title of World's Smallest Dog. Based on the size of Tom's paws and body proportions, his owner does not expect the dog to grow more than an inch or two more.
Recent visits to Latin America by China's Hu Jintao and Russia'a Dmitry Medvedev underscore how sometime US rivals are competing for business and geopolitical influence in the US's backyard.
In this nontraditional memoir, novelist Paule Marshall explores the rich material that fueled her five decades of work.
On the shores of famed Lake Titicaca, Demetrio Limachi and a handful of others toil to preserve the ancient art of creating crescent-shaped craft out of bundles of dried reeds.
Activists hope that Bolivia’s new Constitution, which legally recognizes Afro-Bolivians for the first time, is just one of many new gains for blacks across Latin America.
A new novel from Toni Morrison examines a legacy of abandonment.