Many countries in the region – most recently Mexico – have decriminalized small amounts of drugs for personal use. The moves have followed decisions by left-leaning governments to limit cooperation with the US in recent years.
The American bullfrog, named for its loud, deep mating call, eats insects, fish, birds, snakes, baby turtles, and other frogs. Bullfrogs are native to the eastern U.S., but they have been released west of the Rocky Mountains where they have devastated local populations of frogs and other small animals. The eight species in this slideshow are among the 18 species frogs from around the world on display at the exhibit 'Frogs: A Chorus of Colors,' which runs at the Museum of Science, Boston, from February 13 through May 25.
Venezuelan leader recognizes Georgia breakaway states, South Ossetia and Abkhazia as added bonus during Moscow visit.
Brazil's largest trading partner is no longer the US – it's China. Beijing is investing billions of dollars and filling a vacuum left by the United States.
President Hugo Chávez, an avowed socialist and critic of the United States, has emerged in the unlikely role as the leading champion of democracy for Honduras.