Senate Republicans, now 41 strong, used the filibuster Tuesday to block Obama's nominee for the National Labor Relations Board. But do you political buccaneers truly know what 'filibuster' means?
02/10/2010 01:04 pm
Strongarm tactics used during the seven-month political crisis in Honduras set a bad example for the region's other fragile democracies and could lead to a power grab in Nicaragua, critics say.
02/09/2010 03:54 pm
Laura Chinchilla won Costa Rica's presidential election in a landslide victory Sunday that is eliciting cheers from women across Central America.
02/08/2010 09:24 am
Three of the four main candidates in Sunday's presidential race tilt toward the right. Among them, front-runner Laura Chinchilla could become the nation's first woman president.
02/07/2010 01:52 pm
The Department of Homeland Security said it would offer Haitians who were here illegally before Tuesday's earthquake temporary protected status (TPS). Haiti has 100,000 people living in the US illegally.
01/15/2010 08:14 pm
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Pro-Russian incumbent President Sergei Bagapsh won a crushing first-round victory this weekend with 59.4 percent of the vote critics say was fraudulent.
12/14/2009 12:14 pm
It would signal to the rest of Latin America that the U.S. is serious about democracy.
12/14/2009 09:57 am
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.
12/07/2009 12:00 am