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  • Hugo Chavez looms large over Colombia election

    Hugo Chavez looms large over Colombia election

    As voters line up for today's Colombia election, many will cast their ballots based on how the candidates will handle strained relations with neighboring Venezuela and its fiery leftist leader, Hugo Chavez.

  • Colombia elections: Border town frets about Hugo Chávez trade threats

    Colombia elections: Border town frets about Hugo Chávez trade threats

    Venezuelan leader Hugo Chávez threatened to shut down trade if Colombian presidential candidate Juan Manuel Santos wins the May 30 Colombia elections.

  • Felipe Calderon calls Arizona immigration law racial profiling

    Felipe Calderon calls Arizona immigration law racial profiling

    In a speech today to the US Congress, Mexican President Felipe Calderon said the new Arizona immigration law amounts to acceptance of racial profiling. He also called for an assault weapons ban.

  • On Tehran visit, Brazil backs Iran nuclear fuel swap

    On Tehran visit, Brazil backs Iran nuclear fuel swap

    Brazilian Foreign Minister Celso Amorim pushed Tuesday for an Iran nuclear fuel swap deal during a visit to Tehran. But Brazil's resistance to US pressure for UN sanctions on Iran might backfire.

  • In Brazil, Hu Jintao aims for bigger piece of Latin America trade

    In Brazil, Hu Jintao aims for bigger piece of Latin America trade

    A meeting between Brazil's President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva and China's President Hu Jintao is expected to strengthen the two nations' growing economic ties. China already trumps the US as Brazil's top trading partner.

  • In Pictures Lizards

    In this April 2006 photo released by the National Museum of the Philippines, a golden-spotted monitor lizard rests on a tree trunk in the Sierra Madre mountains, in the Philippines. Scientists said in the Royal Society journal Biology Letters of April 7 that they have discovered a 6.5-foot long golden-spotted monitor lizard, named Varanus bitatawa, in the forested mountains of the Philippines. They have determined it to be a new species.

  • In Pictures Colombia's FARC rebels

    A Colombian soldier stands at the entrance to a bunker belonging to the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC), in a rural zone in Puerto Rico, Colombia, on July 25, 2009. The Marxist Colombian guerrilla group, founded in 1964, is South America's largest insurgency. It claims to support the rural poor in the struggle against the wealthy. The group also strongly opposes American influence in Colombia.

  • Teaching others how to give money

    Difference Maker Teaching others how to give money

    Born into wealth, Marion Rockefeller Weber uses her Flow Fund Circle to teach others how to give money wisely.

  • Gallery CITES conference fails to protect any threatened marine species

    GREAT HAMMERHEAD SHARK: A great hammerhead is seen Walker's Cay, Bahamas, where they feed in open ocean fish as well as other sharks. In its triennial conference, the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species, came to a close without protecting any threatened marine species.

  • In Pictures Chile aftershock

    Presidents, Evo Morales of Bolivia (l.), Fernando Lugo of Paraguay (c.) and Alvaro Uribe of Colombia (r.), react with other guests to a strong 7.2-magnitude aftershock that shook the region a few minutes before the inauguration of Chile's president-elect Sebastian Pinera at the Congress in Valparaiso March 11. Conservative billionaire Pinera takes office as Chile's new president on Thursday, tasked with rebuilding the country after one of the worst earthquakes ever recorded killed hundreds of people less than two weeks ago.