A UN report released Thursday shows Peru is just shy of overtaking Colombia in coca cultivation, demonstrating the 'balloon effect' that drug war watchers always warn about: when pressure is applied in one area, production 'balloons' in another.
The finalists for the 2011 Best Translated Book Award – sponsored by the Three Percent weblog – were announced last week. The winning works of fiction selected were translated from German, Spanish, Afrikaans, Czech, French and Swedish. To read these books is to travel the globe in extraordinary style.
France said it would use its 'Year of Mexico' cultural event as a forum to press for the release of Florence Cassez, who is serving a 60-year prison sentence in Mexico for kidnapping.
Today's 7.2 magnitude aftershock hit just 12 days after massive 8.8 magnitude Chile earthquake.
An interview with Nobel Prize-winning author Orhan Pamuk about his latest book, 'The Museum of Innocence.'
Gerald Martin’s comprehensive biography of Gabriel García Márquez is so complete that we may never need another.