Environmental activists world wide - including community leaders and journalists - were being killed at a rate of one per week during 2011 alone.
Paraguay's President Fernando Lugo, a former Catholic bishop, advocated for his country's rural poor.
On June 19, 1,450 barrels of crude oil spilled from a pumping station on a pipeline operated by the Enbridge company.
Cuba is restructuring its economy. Agricultural changes are part of the process.
The Games have become a hopeful, yet often futile, source of economic revitalization and jobs for the host city or country, which instead often winds up in debt. Greece is case in point.
Paraguayan President Fernando Lugo was deposed in a 39 to 4 impeachment vote by the country's Senate. Vice President Federico Franco was sworn in as the new president.
The French elections June 17 produced a decisive victory for President Francois Hollande's Socialist Party.
Activists and critics alike are outraged at the Canadian government's recent decision to drastically downsize its environmental assessment process.
Union leaders, including AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka, delivered the strong message that "austerity does not work," and only makes things worse for workers, to the G-20 leaders of the industrialized world, meeting in Los Cabos, Mexico.
Greece held a new election to correct the fact that in the last one, voters split their votes in such a way as to make the formation of a governing majority impossible.