With military cooperation treaties dating back to 1952, Colombia now serves as a prime tool for U.S. regional control.
Through play, song and sport, a Cuban medical team is giving child survivors a boost in post-earthquake Haiti.
News clips from Cuba, Haiti, Bolivia, Switzerland, Nigeria, China, Turkey.
Humberto Montes de Oca of the Mexican Electricians' Union (SME) was on his way to Washington to lodge a complaint with NAFTA authorities over labor violations.
Haiti is forced to think about how reconstruction is to be approached with another disaster looming: Economists.
Smiling broadly, his chest festooned with medals, General Romeo Vasquez Velasquez, head of the armed forces of Honduras, stood beside Porfirio "Pepe" Lobo as the latter was sworn in as President of Honduras on January 27.
"The colonial state died. The new pluri-national, autonomous, and solidarity-based state is being born," asserted President Evo Morales at his inauguration January 22, after being elected along with Vice President Alvaro Garcia Linera to a new five year term.
In World Notes this week: Canada, South Africa, Dominican Republic, Taiwan, Cuba, Afghanistan.
Talking with the Taliban emerged as the headline-grabbing themes at two international meetings on Afghanistan last week.
An Idaho church associated with right-wing causes and politics was accused of child trafficking.