A tractor plows a field near the steaming cooling towers of Slovakia's oldest nuclear power plant, Jaslovske Bohunice. The plant was built by a Soviet designer and was upgrated with Western technology.
Brazil and US are alike in many ways -- think individualism and guns -- but not everyone gets it right. Consider the comments of one well known commentator.
Residents of Rio de Janeiro are staging protests today against a law that give more of Brazil's oil revenues to other states, reducing Rio's share. And the governor of Rio says it will undermine the state's ability to host the 2016 Olympics and the 2014 World Cup.
The Venezuelan government hopes some 15,000 residents a day will use the new 'Metrocable' public transport gondola system. It takes commuters from San Agustin, one of Caracas’s poorest and most violent barrios, to the city’s Metro.
A bear cools off from intense summer heat with a frozen watermelon in Rio de Janeiro's city zoo on Friday.
Rev. Felipe Berrios's award-winning organization has in less than 15 years nearly gotten all Chilean families into permanent housing. His group is now joining the effort to help those made homeless by the Chile earthquake.
#10. India. Nary a shark in sight: A woman swims off of Dunk Isalnd in Kanyakumari, India. With 15 shark attacks dating from 1580, six of them fatal, India is 10th on the list of all-time shark incidents, according to a study that tracks shark-human encounters through the decades. Worldwide, attacks overall are up because more people are putting themselves in the sharks' environment, the study says.
In a statement Tuesday, Latin American leaders back Argentina view that British oil drilling off the Falkland Islands is a violation of its sovereignty.