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  • Why Bolivia reelected Evo Morales

    Why Bolivia reelected Evo Morales

    His presidential victory Sunday chalks up another important win for Bolivia's Evo Morales and the region's hard-left, Chávez-led bloc, which also includes Ecuador, Nicaragua, and Cuba.

  • Honduras tense as voters head to the polls

    Honduras tense as voters head to the polls

    Today's presidential election is widely viewed in Honduras as a way out of Latin America's worst political crisis in decades.

  • Why Iran’s Ahmadinejad is warmly welcomed in Brazil

    Global News Blog Why Iran’s Ahmadinejad is warmly welcomed in Brazil

    Brazil President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva – whom US President Barack Obama called 'the most popular politician on earth' – hosted Iran President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad today. It is the first visit by an Iranian president.

  • Nicaragua is latest in Latin America to reject term limits

    Nicaragua is latest in Latin America to reject term limits

    The most recent Latin American leader to overturn presidential term limits is Nicaragua's Daniel Ortega.

  • Why is Israel's Shimon Peres in Brazil and Argentina? Iran.

    Global News Blog Why is Israel's Shimon Peres in Brazil and Argentina? Iran.

    For the first time in 40 years, an Israeli president is paying a state visit to Brazil. Israel President Shimon Peres began a week-long visit to Brazil and Argentina today. A key reason: Iran's growing influence in Latin America.

  • Crude World

    On the 150th anniversary of the discovery of petroleum in the US, "Crude World" prepares us for petroleum’s demise.

  • US and Colombia sign accord for US to access military bases

    US and Colombia sign accord for US to access military bases

    Critics of Colombia President Álvaro Uribe's decision to sign the accord say it is 'unbalanced' for Colombia. Far-left and moderate leaders alike have expressed concerns about an increasing US presence in the region.

  • In Pictures Seven Wonders of Nature finalists

    The Amazon Rainforest is one of 28 sites picked as finalists in a global poll to name the New Seven Wonders of Nature, conducted by the Swiss nonprofit New7Wonders Foundation. The Brazilian Amazon, pictured here, harbors 40 percent of all remaining tropical rainforest, playing a vital role in global biodiversity and in protecting the earth's climate.

  • In Pictures Rainy days

    A girl stands in water pouring down from a stadium's upper balcony during a rain delay before the start of an MLB baseball game between the Texas Rangers and Toronto Blue Jays in Arlington, Texas, on June 10.

  • Going beyond organic: analog forestry

    Going beyond organic: analog forestry

    By blending crops into natural environments, analog forestry produces products that go beyond the 'organic' label.