Jimmy Carter ran for president as a maverick. It’s also how he’s lived his life.
Laura Dekker set sail from Portugal Saturday in a bid to become the youngest sailor to circumnavigate the globe.
On the eve of Earth Day, Brazil awarded a $10 billion contract for what will be the world's third-largest dam. Brazil says it will meet urgent energy needs, while critics say it will displace thousands of people and profoundly endanger wildlife.
Peru's growth rate – 9.8 percent – was one of the fastest last year. It's poised to break with neighbors Bolivia, Venezuela, and Ecuador with its center-left but pro-business governments.
The two Japanese submarines – which were commandeered and scuttled by the US after World War II – were much larger, faster, and stealthier than US subs of the day. One included a float-plane that could attack New York.
Obama got off to a quick start. But almost one year after winning the presidency, his deeds are at risk of paling next to his aspirations.
Readers write about why Supreme Court justices should be empathetic, Obama's approach to the job of US president, and the importance of correctly attributing war crimes.
Most Latin American nations are electing leftists, but supermarket tycoon Ricardo Martinelli's message of change gives him an edge going into Sunday's election.
Ricardo Martinelli's message of change prevails despite years of strong economic growth.