Ecuador is still debating whether an attempted coup occurred on Sept. 30 last year, but the revolt has nonetheless had profound changes on three institutions in the Andean nation.
Kevin Rhodes, participates in the first annual Mudquest Family Adventure at Old Settlers Park in Round Rock, Texas, on Saturday.
Kamchatka Brown Bear Mascha and her three-month old bears Wanja and Misho are pictured in Hagenbecks zoo in Hamburg, northern Germany.
An anti-government protester, his face painted with the colours of his national flag looks on during a demonstration demanding the resignation of Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh, in Sanaa,Yemen. Hundreds of thousands of Yemenis have packed a main square in the capital and are on the march elsewhere across the nation, demanding the country's ruler of 32 years step down. Arabic reads on his face, 'Leave.'
Christian Niccum (l.) and Jayson Terdiman of the US start in the ice channel during the doubles luge World Cup qualification sprint race in Altenberg, Germa. They placed 4th.
The history of South American countries like Bolivia and Ecuador shows that abrupt austerity measures to pull back government subsidies equate with political suicide and civil unrest. America's budget-slashing Congress should take note.
Animal rights activist Park So-youn holds stray dogs rescued from a village on Yeonpyeong Island damaged by North Korean artillery shelling, as South Korean marines stand nearby. South Korean President Lee Myung-bak labelled North Korea's artillery attack on a southern island a crime against humanity and said Pyongyang will pay the price for any further provocation. North Korea fired shells at the island off the peninsula's west coast on Tuesday, killing two civilians and two soldiers and destroying dozens of houses.
While poverty has grown in the United States, it's been shrinking in Central and South America.
Manuel, who works as a 'recycler,' says his income dropped in half after recycle bins were introduced across Ecuador's capital. Officials say improved work regulations are the bigger reason for reduced wages.