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  • In Pictures Top Dominican-born baseball players

    Dominican-born Boston Red Sox designated hitter David Ortiz runs on the base paths during a major league game in Boston on April 8. The Dominican Republic is a baseball powerhouse. There are more Dominicans playing in the major leagues than from any other country in Latin America, and the Dominican Republic has more players in the majors than all other Latin countries combined.

  • Photos of the Day Photos of the Day 04/11

    The Boeoegg, a snowman made of wadding and filled with firecrackers, explodes atop a bonfire in Sechselaeuten Square in Zurich,Switzerland. As the bells of St. Peter's church chime six o'clock, the bonfire below the 'Boeoegg' is set alight and mounted guildsmen gallop around the pyre to the tune of the Sechselaeuten March. The faster the head of the 'Boeoegg' – the symbol of winter – catches fire and explodes, the warmer and more beautiful the summer will be.

  • Red Sox-Yankees series highlights globalization of baseball

    Red Sox-Yankees series highlights globalization of baseball

    When the Red Sox and Yankees kicked off a three-game series today at Fenway Park in Boston, 14 of the 50 players were foreign-born, representing a game that is rapidly globalizing.

  • Book club alert: 3 good picks for April

    Book club alert: 3 good picks for April

    Travel might be broadening, but in this case, it changes the course of three people's lives. The three main characters in this month's fiction roundup were born 100 years apart and on three different continents, but they all end up in the same place – the United States. Two are brought against their will as children and one makes the journey as an adult, 24 years later than she had planned.

  • What Obama missed by skipping Panama in Latin America tour

    What Obama missed by skipping Panama in Latin America tour

    Panama is investing $20 billion to boost itself as a global hub. President Ricardo Martinelli's vision provides a glimpse of the US's newest trade partner as a bilateral free trade agreement works its way through Washington.

  • Global Viewpoint Ecuador’s president: US must respect Latin America's own path

    Ecuador's president Rafael Correa discusses political and social change in Ecuador, the possibilities for Peru under new leadership, and US arrogance and dominance toward Latin America.

  • Fat Tuesday: biggest crowds since Katrina? Big Easy hopes so.

    Fat Tuesday: biggest crowds since Katrina? Big Easy hopes so.

    Fat Tuesday celebration expected to be largest since hurricane Katrina. New Orleans firms need big influx of Fat Tuesday tourists.

  • How to draft a constitution

    How to draft a constitution

    Egypt’s military has suspended the country’s Constitution and tasked experts with overhauling its fundamental law. Other countries in the region may also soon be in line for such a make-over – redesigning government institutions, enshrining individual liberties, entrenching guarantees of democratic accountability. But not all constitutions are created equal. Here are a list of six big issues to consider when creating a Constitution from scratch:

  • Photos of the Day Photos of the Day 0206

    Police look on as a mother carries her child while she protests outside the Employment Ministry in Algiers Feb. 6

  • Photos of the Day Photos of the day 01/27

    Gober, an elderly female Sumatran orangutan who is blind in both eyes due to cataracts, lies down with her twin babies at a rehabilitation center in Sibolangit, North Sumatra, Indonesia. The twins were born on Jan. 21, from two blind parents.