Camila Vallejo Dowling, 23, a geography student at the University of Chile and president of the Student Federation of the same university (FECH), has become the most popular and inspiring leader of the current and massive student movement there.
UNASUR has emerged from a bevy of regional alliances to assume a major role in work toward Latin American integration. With the Paraguayan Senate's approval August 13 of Paraguay's entry into UNSUR, the alliance now includes all 12 South American nations.
The incumbent president of Argentina, Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner, confounded skeptics and hostile media by doing extremely well in primary elections on August 14. However, supporters warn that the right wing opposition still may have tricks up its sleeve.
The Mexican government under President Felipe Calderon, of the right wing National Action Party, has launched a new attack on the militant Mexican Electrical Workers Union.
Iain Duncan Smith told BBC's Panorama that our recent riots were nothing to do with unemployment.
Hundreds of right-wing neo-Nazis and fascists got a big surprise when they went home and washed their new T-shirts from a German right-wing music festival: a message of hope and tolerance.
Persecution of the "Cuban Five" continues - they are victimized presumably as proxies for an unvanquished revolution.
British responses to the rioting spreading throughout England have had a sharp anti-youth tone.
A controversy has arisen over U.S. agents operating in Mexico, with the full cooperation of the right-wing government of President Felipe Calderon.
These attitudes were reproduced so grotesquely by the needy inadequates on TV shows such as The Apprentice.