Beyond urban sprawl there's an economic issue with Chile's car boom: crude oil is already Chile's biggest import, and an increasing reliance on gas could impact the country's trade balance.
At Dutch 'Repair Cafes' folks come together to fix – or learn how to fix – their own broken stuff.
Some question why the FARC would carry out such a high profile attack as the May 15 Bogota bombing when the government has broached the idea of peace talks, writes a guest blogger.
Speaking in Prague, Israel's prime minister compared Iran's nuclear drive to that of North Korea, and said he has seen no evidence of Iran taking upcoming talks seriously.
It may be easy to feel down in an election year, but between the rise of the global middle class and a geek resurgence, there are reasons for hope.