Brazil's new middle class, by spending record numbers on consumer goods and services like travel, is attracting investment and international business to the country, fueling its growth.
What first seemed like a victory for ousted President Manuel Zelaya could become a setback for him depending on what – and when – the Honduran Congress decides.
The Honduras deal, which calls for national unity government and agreement on Nov. 29 elections, pushes back against the dominant narrative of waning US clout in region.
The military ouster of Honduras's president, Manuel Zelaya, has led to a deep divide between Democrats and Republicans.
An exchange of ambassadors is part of Obama's policy of engagement over confrontation.
Cuba's new president is not as close to Venezuela's Hugo Chávez as Fidel Castro. But Raul and Chávez need each other, now more than ever, say analysts.
But critics say Venezuela's president is trying to distract from economic problems at home.